Featured Government Content

  1. The Fight For Net Neutrality And How It Affects VARs
    7/8/2014

    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.

  2. Open Data Roundtables Set Out To Make Data Accessible To Benefit Economy
    7/7/2014

    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.

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

    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. 

  4. Government IT News For VARs — June 25, 2014
    6/25/2014

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

  5. Managing The Switch From FISMA To CDM Cyber Security
    6/24/2014

    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.

  6. NCOIC Develops An Open Process For Multicloud Computing
    6/23/2014

    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.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — June 19, 2014
    6/19/2014

    In this week’s news, state and local governments attempt to tax the cloud, and GSA modernizes its Schedules program (again).

  8. Help Clients Save With The Federal Savings Calculator
    6/11/2014

    In an age of reduced budgets, organizations — including federal agencies — constantly look for new ways to save money. In fact, recent federal efforts on the IT front, including developing key initiatives like remote access, consolidation, virtualization, diversification, and cloud computing, led to over $8 billion in annual savings. This number equates to more than 10 percent of the total IT budget afforded to government agencies.

  9. What The DATA Act Means For VARs
    6/10/2014

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) was signed into law by President Obama on May 9, 2014, after unanimously passing both The House of Representatives and The Senate. Since its founding in February 2012, the Data Transparency Coalition has made the creation and successful implementation of the DATA Act its top priority.

  10. Green Initiatives: Should U.S. Government Lead By Example?
    6/4/2014

    With budget woes striking everyone from enterprises to the state and federal government, cost-cutting measures are a hot topic for discussion. The sheer amount of government vehicles presents the opportunity for the federal government to save with solutions that track and monitor fuel use.

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