Featured Government Content

  1. President Obama's National Cybersecurity Emergency Explained

    IT solutions providers can work with the government and companies to come up with effective solutions to curb and protect against the rising tide of cyber insecurity.

  2. Are DevOps The Best Route For Government Agencies To The Cloud?

    Approximately two-thirds of Feds think DevOps will help agencies transition to the cloud faster and improve IT collaboration and migration speed — but they can’t do it alone. These are the findings of a new study by MeriTalk and underwritten by Accenture Federal Services, titled “The Agile Advantage: Can DevOps Move Cloud to the Fast Lane?”

  3. MeriTalk Launches New FedRAMP 411 Site

    Federal agencies will spend more than $2 billion on cloud services during 2015, and cloud service providers are also spending millions to insure that their products and services are in line with governmental security standards as laid out in the FedRAMP regulations.

  4. Senators Urge Congress To Update Technology Policies

    In the wake of the Senate’s unanimous approval of a resolution to push greater adoption of the Internet of Things last month, two U.S. Senators have urged the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration to update Senate policies pertaining to the use of digital media and technology.

  5. Study Shows Government IT Investments Produce Returns

    A study by University of Michigan professor M.S. Krishnan and two Ross Ph.D. alumni has found that government IT investments produce gains in productivity and efficiency. The study is set to appear in a future volume of Management Science.

  6. Supreme Court Ruling Says GPS Tracking Is A Search And Requires A Warrant

    The Supreme Court ruled government use of GPS trackers is a search and therefore requires a warrant, according to its ruling on Torrey Dale Grady v. North Carolina. In a short, but unanimous ruling, the Court clarified how the Fourth Amendment interacts with the expanding technological capabilities of the federal government.

  7. Progress Continues To Decrease Tech Interoperability Challenges For Government Agencies, First Responders

    Federal and local agencies and first responders face the task of carrying out their missions while also negotiating serious challenges raised by limited interoperability and compatibility of video surveillance systems, according to Security InfoWatch.

  8. 6 Security Laws And Standards IT Solutions Providers Should Know

    In order to help your IT clients understand security, you must understand the laws and standards that apply to their sectors. Here are six security laws, provided in an infographic from SysCloud that you should know.

  9. Study Finds Only 41 Percent Of Feds Consider Cloud Part Of Overall IT Strategy

    A study by Meritalk finds, despite a majority (62 percent) of federal agencies in 2010 that reported they would move to cloud-based computing within five years, in a recent poll, just 41 percent of Feds see cloud as an integral component of their overall IT strategy.

  10. Study Suggests Disregarding Federal IT Procurement Rules Can Affect Competitiveness

    A report released by Government Business Council (GBC) and sponsored by Brocade suggests that inadequate attention to IT procurement regulations may be more common and have a more serious impact on market competitiveness than previously thought, according to a press release.