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March 25th, 2016
With over two years since its passing, it’s time to take a fresh look at the impact of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). The intent of this legislation was to give CIOs a “significant role” in programming, budgeting and decision-making related to IT purchasing and implementation within their agencies.
March 17th, 2016
The words “automation” or “digitization” typically evoke thoughts of technology-driven enterprises, particularly ones where IT solutions have taken over tasks that used to be completed by humans. While this is largely the case, this process also means that people have greater availability to complete the tasks they excel at – like interacting with others and working on complex transactions. The benefit of automation is especially realized in Human Resources (HR) departments.
March 14th, 2016
In the age of the digital revolution, developers and operations staff are finding themselves working together more closely and more often. The entire software development lifecycle (SDL) is evolving and the public sector needs to ensure that they are reacting fast enough to this change to meet quality and efficiency standards.
February 29th, 2016
Today’s society is addicted to data; we want information and we want it now. This growing expectation has been especially challenging for the government to meet. From a cultural perspective, agencies have always been measured and cautious in the amount of data they share. From a technology perspective, many agencies simply do not have the right systems in place to enable data sharing and dissemination.
February 16th, 2016
For many agencies, the key to generating success will be meeting these goals and initiatives in an effective and productive manner. With this in mind, we’ve pulled together some tips on how organizations can make meaningful improvements to their website, and in turn, boost citizen satisfaction.
- Acquia, Adobe, Citizen Engagement, Citizen Experience, Citizen Service, Forms, Google, Google Search Appliance, GovDelivery, Liferay, Website Content Management
February 11th, 2016
For our first department spotlight feature of 2016, we turn our attention to the Department of Energy (DOE). A major focus point of this year’s State of the Union was research and development in regards to energy. These goals, along with cyber threats facing critical infrastructure, put emphasis on continued innovation from the private sector to meet the Department of Energy’s needs and expectations
February 3rd, 2016
Autodesk is changing the way we see the world of 3D design and engineering in exciting and innovative ways. The company has expanded its simulation and training offering to create clear, realistic, and intricate workflows that offer quick integration of CAD data. Autodesk software now includes integrated real-time engines that simulate elements and environments.
January 21st, 2016
Over the past several years, government has invested a significant amount of effort, energy, and capital into new technology. It’s no secret that IT can be leveraged to solve many challenges and policy directives agencies face from Capitol Hill, whether it’s around mobility, cloud, or security. However, in the past organizations have purchased solutions to solve a particular problem.
- Air Watch, Carpathia, CIO, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Innovation in Government, Mobile Government, Virtualization, VMware
January 19th, 2016
Organizations are shifting their focus from talking about the technology – the technical bits and bytes – to focusing on the business outcome. Agencies are first defining tasks and then deciding on a technology solution, rather than being forced to work with existing legacy solutions that force a “make it work” attitude to real business challenges.