Featured Government Content

  1. When Peeping Toms Go High-Tech, Could VARs Be Held Liable?
    8/21/2014

    As legislation catches up with surveillance technology, could IT solutions providers be required to run background checks?

  2. Is Video Data A New Opportunity for VARs And ISVs?
    8/21/2014

    Video analytics — the automated analysis of terabytes of video content — has a proven track record helping investigators to glean information from surveillance cameras, recognize faces in a crowd, or zoom in on the license plates of suspects. However, researchers know they need more advanced capabilities and software algorithms to go beyond detection and tracking and really understand the relationships between objects in video footage.

  3. What Do The New GSA IT Vendor Cuts Really Mean For VARs?
    8/20/2014

    The General Services Administration (GSA) has trimmed the Schedule 70 contracts of about 1,000 vendors over the last year. According to Kay Ely, GSA’s director of IT schedule programs in the Federal Acquisition Service, the decision to eliminate underperforming vendors is saving the agency about $3.2 million a year in administrative costs. The performance target is $25,000.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — August 20, 2014
    8/20/2014

    In news this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) has received permission to begin migrating certain military data to the cloud. The DoD has instituted an overall mobility plan, supported by DISA. Meanwhile, cyber spies have hacked into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contractor’s data. In other news, U.S. IT exports are much higher than many perceive. Also, a new study can help government agencies figure out which cloud system is right for them. 

  5. Global UC Market Predicted To Reach Almost $76 Billion By 2020
    8/19/2014

    Study concludes growth in burgeoning Unified Communications (UC) field over next six years.

  6. 17 New Laws In 12 States Help Govern Educational Technology
    8/18/2014

    Technology is becoming an invaluable tool in today’s classrooms. Yet, there is a lot more to education technology then just ensuring every student has access to a computer. Teachers need to be adequately trained in incorporating technology into the daily curriculum and instruction. Students will be better served if they are using technology as an on-going part of the learning process, rather than a separate activity. And while states are improving the infrastructure for education technology, some communities are still lacking the necessary capacity. 

  7. Senate Approves DHS Request For Biometrics At Border
    8/15/2014

    A senate subcommittee has approved a request from the United States Department of Homeland Security for nearly a quarter-of-a-billion dollars to be used on a state-of-the-art biometric system.

  8. Government IT News For VARs — August 12, 2014
    8/12/2014

    In news this week, USIS was the victim of a major cyber-attack, and news that Russian hackers have stockpiled 1.2 usernames and passwords has government agencies concerned about cyber safety as well. The FCC has also opened the net neutrality comments to the public, while the FTC is fighting mobile cramming. And, the U.S. Army is migrating its educational content to the cloud.

  9. Federal Wiretappers Can’t Keep Up With New Chat Apps
    8/11/2014

    Federal law enforcement and intelligence authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to conduct court-ordered wiretaps on suspects because of a surge in chat services, instant messaging and other online communications that lack the technical means to be intercepted, according to The Washington Post.

  10. Partnership Focuses On Vein-Recognition Biometrics
    8/5/2014

    Fujisoft and mofiria team up to deploy pattern-recognition based on finger veins.

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