Featured Government Content

  1. Government IT News For VARs — November 26, 2014

    In news this week, a proposed revenue ceiling could affect IT VARs in the federal IT reseller market, a new strategy will guide R&D investment decisions for federal agencies, and vendors are selling convergence as the next big thing.

  2. NIST Releases Cloud Computing Roadmap

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Volumes I and II. 

  3. MeriTalk Report Advises How To Tackle APTs

    A new MeriTalk white paper, “Defeating APTs: How Can Agencies Change The Game?” underwritten by Palo Alto Networks, examines what agencies need to know about advanced persistent threats (APTs), provides steps to avoid network infiltration, and includes guidelines for detection and extraction of APTs from agency systems.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — November 17, 2014

    In news this week, federal employees are doing more telework, the U.S. government has a tenuous relationship with open source, and the NGA is developing Google Glass apps for immersive intelligence. Also, the USPS is the latest agency to be hacked.

  5. Private, Government Spending On Cloud Services Set To Skyrocket

    In a forecast, released this month, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that overall public IT cloud services spending will reach $56.6 billion in 2014 will top $127 billion by 2018. IDC points out this is a 22.8 percent CAGR (compound annual growth rate) for the five-year period— about six times the growth for the IT market overall.  IDC predict Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) will account for 70 percent of the spending this year, and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), driven by developer cloud services adoption and Big Data solutions will be the fastest growing category.

  6. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

  7. Government IT News For VARs — November 12, 2014

    In news this week, debunking some mobile security myths, federal cloud contract deficiencies could compromise investments, and Silk Road 2.0 is taken down. Also, IBM assists in the Ebola fight with its Open Data Repository, and a new survey reveals the top IT initiatives for 2015.

  8. TechAmerica Foundation Examines Federal Civil Agency IT Budgets At Its 2014 Conference

    On the second day of TechAmerica Foundation’s Vision Federal Market Forecast Conference, participants came together to examine ways to provide technological innovations and cost-effective solutions to cash-strapped federal civilian agencies.

  9. Disruptions From Cyberattack At White House Caused By Containment Efforts

    In the latest data breach to hit the headlines, hackers who may have been working for the Russian government managed to breach unclassified Executive Office of the President (EOP) computer networks at the White House, causing disruptions as attempts were made to secure the computers and related data, according to IT News.

  10. Government IT News For VARs — November 5, 2014

    In news this week, a Pew Study finds the impact of cyberattacks could worsen by 2025, and inspectors identified flawed federal cloud contract procedures. Also, the Veterans Administration (VA) is buckling down on cybersecurity and program management.

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