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October 10th, 2014
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest issues facing our government today. View the infographic below for tips on how Government enables Open Source security.
October 9th, 2014
Cybersecurity is a daily discussion in the media and in organizations across the country. How do we keep our data and systems safe in an era of increasingly sophisticated cyber hacks? While this is a critical discussion to have, it is also important to pay attention to the impact of the traditionally less sophisticated practice of social engineering.
October 7th, 2014
This summer, Carahsoft hosted their 4th annual Citizen Engagement seminar. The purpose of this event is to help government organizations understand how to best use technology to interact with their constituents and create an open dialog for solving problems and moving communities forward.
October 3rd, 2014
Recent events reminded government & industry of the real & dangerous consequences of insider threats. A cleared, trusted individual inside a government agency was able to gain access to highly sensitive and privileged information with severely damaging results.
October 1st, 2014
For many states, IT consolidation has been one way to achieve economies of scale that allow valued IT services to continue despite decreased budgets, hiring freezes, and limitations on purchasing. In Pennsylvania, state leaders were well positioned to achieve these types of cost benefits, as the commonwealth has been pioneering consolidation for years.
September 29th, 2014
It’s been two years since OMB’s Digital Government Strategy and nearly four years since the passage of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010. Is the Federal government making the grade in mobility and telework or is it barely passing?
September 25th, 2014
Today, when we talk about citizen engagement, we’re no longer just referencing public forums or printed flyers. Digital is where everything is heading.
September 23rd, 2014
EMC Isilon’s Federal Market CTO, Audie Hittle, recently shared his insights on how big data initiatives are transforming government. According to Hittle, identifying insights from data, regardless of size, is the common thread across agencies.
September 19th, 2014
Kimberly Hancher has been a contributing member of the Federal Information Technology (IT) community for over 25 years. She began her career at the Department of Veterans Affairs managing technical support for mainframes, minicomputers, and local area networks supporting over 10,000 users. In addition, Mrs. Hancher managed large-scale software development activities, hardware and software deployments, and inter-agency data exchange projects.