Featured Government Content

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. U.S. Launches Initiative For Procurement Cybersecurity
    6/4/2014

    Recent cyberattacks on Target, Neiman Marcus, and others have emphasized the importance of cybersecurity. These types of breeches have occurred in many different ways, including through POS (point of sale) transactions, disabled antivirus/antimalware agents, and social engineering with phishing emails. Attackers constantly seek new vulnerabilities to exploit.

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

    In the news, the GSA has determined its schedules program to be “very healthy.” Also, The NSF has awarded $15 million in three projects focused on developing, deploying, and testing future Internet architectures.

  10. What VARs Need To Know About Providing Biometrics ID Solutions
    6/3/2014

    If you provide access control solutions, you are certainly familiar with biometrics identification, but is providing this technology within your company’s capabilities, expandable to other areas of clients’ organizations?

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