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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.
May 17th, 2016
This month’s focus in Carahsoft’s Innovation in Government series, in collaboration with Government Computer News, focuses on “Securing the Enterprise.” Security has been difficult for enterprises of all kinds, both public and private, to deal with because it is a journey, not a destination. The thought leaders included in this month’s feature can offer you a lot of technical knowledge and advice to make the journey easier.
- Adobe, F5, F5 Networks, Government Cybersecurity, HyTrust, Innovation in Government, Qlik, Red Hat, Splunk, VMware
May 16th, 2016
A measurement process, which would normally take weeks using hand, paper, and a measuring tape was completed in less than 3 days; the team was able to scan the existing structures and offer accurate, down to the millimeter smart digital measurements of the facilities – the first ever as-is blueprint of these barns.