Featured Government Content

  1. Government IT News For VARs — December 10, 2014

    In news this week, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans an expansion of the student volunteer cybersecurity initiative, and federal agencies are upping cybersecurity training for bank examiners.

  2. Top Federal IT Initiatives Include Security, Disaster Recovery, Digitizing Records

    Recently Information Week asked its readers to rate more than 30 government IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus.

  3. 2015 Mobile Trends: Big Screens, Big IP Ratings, Big Interest In Android

    CEO Jerker Hellström, CEO of rugged computer maker Handheld, anticipates three important trends in mobile computing for 2015,according to Wireless Forum.

  4. Government IT News For VARs — December 3, 2014

    In news, Regin Malware identified in spying campaigns, law enforcement agencies turn to body sensors to help collect data more efficiently, and bidding for the FCC’s wireless spectrum skyrockets. Also, new insider threat programs must include more robust reinvestigations.

  5. QR Codes: The Way Of The Future When It Comes To Safety On The Road

    In an effort to save time when lives are on the line, Mercedes-Benz Canada started using QR codes on it vehicles to supply rescue teams with important vehicle structural information. According to an Autosphere article, the information includes the location of vehicle components like the airbags, battery, and fuel tank. The data can greatly speed rescue procedures used during lifesaving procedures in an automobile accident.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.