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August 10th, 2016
Is the IT industry, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, really doing all it can do to better support the warfighter? Are technology leaders and DoD IT officers really helping soldiers on the battlefield “be all that they can be” with the latest roll-outs of technological innovations? These questions were key topics discussed at DoDIIS 2016, an event sponsored by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), held last week in Atlanta, GA. This major government conference opened up with remarks by LTG Vincent R. Stewart, Director of DIA, and was hosted by Ms. Janice Glover-Jones, DIA's Chief Information Officer (CIO).
August 8th, 2016
The Department of Defense has a vast and widely complex manufacturing system that needs to be both technologically modern but also cost effective. Nearly 44% of the total Defense budget, an astonishing $284 billion, is allocated towards the operations and maintenance of their 400,000 tactical and combat vehicles, 17,000 aircrafts, and 200+ ships.
July 13th, 2016
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) requires agencies to ensure that their CIO and other management officials take a more active role in the decision making for information technology acquisitions. While this may sound straightforward, legacy contracting processes and technology solutions are making compliance difficult.
June 28th, 2016
For years agencies have been “greening” their operations to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Unfortunately, today many administrative and citizen-based government processes still rely on hard paper.
June 21st, 2016
How should government agencies adapt and build for the future while simultaneously managing and integrating legacy systems? Agile development with DevOps, cloud security with FedRAMP, and cost-savings objectives through FITARA can help.
June 6th, 2016
The Autodesk Federal Solutions team recently partnered with CADD Microsystems, the Association of General Contractors, and Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) to turn 2 barns originally built in the 1930s into a modern facility for their puppy training program. Warrior Canine Connection is a non-profit organization that uses canine connection therapy to help facilitate the healing process for wounded soldiers by teaching them to train service dogs for fellow veterans.
June 3rd, 2016
The word “change” used to carry a foreboding sense when applied to government technology, but in recent years the tide has shifted. From adopting agile development processes over waterfall methods, taking advantage of as-a-service buys rather than massive multi-year contracts, to the increasing support of innovation within government, public sector employees are growing increasingly accustomed to change.
June 2nd, 2016
Today, nearly 80% of companies leverage eLearning to train their workforce, and with a wide variety of tools on the market – nearly double what was available five years ago – it’s becoming more and more challenging for instructors to choose the right tools for their audience. To help educators and instructional designers across industries stay ahead of today’s rapidly evolving eLearning landscape, Adobe and Carahsoft held an Adobe eLearning Conference in Washington, DC this May.
May 31st, 2016
State, local, and federal agencies are facing a formidable landscape of increasing cyber threats. Hackers and cyber enemies are more creative than ever in their attacks, seeking to steal and compromise government data at every stage of transport. Earlier this year, President Obama directed the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), which calls for a multilayered cybersecurity strategy. A key part of this initiative is “data-centric security,” which protects the native file format itself, ensuring that data remains secure wherever it travels or is stored.