Featured Government Content

  1. NIST Forms New Cloud Working Groups

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced three public working groups to address cloud services, federated community cloud, and interoperability and portability. The working groups will bring together industry, government, and academic experts to address requirements laid out in the Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Roadmap.

  2. Enhanced Driver’s Licenses Gaining Traction

    For several years, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been working with states to enhance drivers’ licenses and other forms of identification to comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHIT). An enhanced drivers’ license (ELD) contains a RFID chips and a machine readable zone (MRZ) or bar code that can be scanned when RFID is not available.

  3. Government IT News For VARs — July 9, 2014

    This week, the White House is launching a new assessment of IT performance, while the federal Cybersecurity Framework was fundamental in responding to the Heartbleed bug. Also, the Civil Liberties Board faced harsh criticism in the wake of their latest report, while ID cards are experiencing a fundamental transformation. And, MicroSoft is attempting to recoup some of its losses after the NSA spying allegations.  

  4. Android Battling For The Mobile Field Service Market

    Android is making major advancements in the battle for mobile device supremacy in the field service market. Android gained a 62 percent of the overall market share of the mobile market in 2013 — and doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. The biggest advantage the Android OS has over the competition lies in the sheer number of devices that can use the OS. When it comes to price, Android devices cost less than any of the major competitor’s devices.

  5. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs

    Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.

  6. Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy

    Open Data Roundtable meetings have begun, a step in the partnership of government agencies with industry to ensure that the data sets the government publishes directly benefit the economy.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — July 1, 2014

    This week in the news, there are signs that the administration is leaning towards a voluntary, collaborative approach to cybersecurity. Also, Democrats continue to push for net neutrality, fearing the development of tiered access to the Internet. The NIST also is forming new cloud working groups to examine the existing cloud services to inform buyers about products and services, and the commerce secretary has pledged to embrace open data for business and industry. 

  8. Government IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014

    In the news this week, U.S. Airports were targeted by a phishing scam last year, and the General Services Administration (GSA) goes green.

  9. Managing The Switch From FISMA To CDM Cyber Security

    The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program has been pushed to the forefront by recent efforts within the U.S. federal government to improve cyber security for civilian agencies across government. The recent CDM Under the Hood report, performed by the MeriTalk Cyber Security Exchange, revealed some surprising figures. For instance, 58 percent of those who responded to the study say the whole process is not going fast enough, and 90 percent want information from the program every 24 hours.

  10. NCOIC Develops An Open Process For Multicloud Computing

    Recently, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) released a press release announcing the company’s efforts to develop a new process for creating inoperability through the use of a multicloud platform.

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