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December 16th, 2015
With government becoming more active users of open source technologies, containers are the next big trend popping up in federal IT shops. The container moniker is used because the technology approach is similar to what the shipping industry has done. Today, containers full of diverse goods are stacked upon one another and shipped on a single platform, be that a ship or a train. That same principle is now being applied to open source applications.
December 15th, 2015
Starting with Ada Lovelace’s role in the founding of scientific computing, women have been integral to the advancement of technology. In the past two decades, the acknowledgement of women’s roles in the tech industry has increased, as has the drive to get more women into what has traditionally been thought of as a particularly homogeneous industry.
December 14th, 2015
In the age of digital transformation, the federal government is lagging behind. Increasingly, federal agencies are being asked to build upon legacy systems that don’t necessarily sync easily with new technologies that are taking hold in the enterprise. Issues with two-speed, or bimodal, IT (an approach that enables agile innovation so IT can meet evolving business requirements while enabling existing systems to continue running efficiently and securely) are causing real disruptions in the government space.
December 8th, 2015
DevOps is the shortened form of Development and Operations; it’s a practice of software development that emphasizes communication and collaboration between software developers and the wider IT operations team to enable the quicker and more effective release of technology.
August 20th, 2015
While August may be widely synonymous with the lazy days of summer, those of us in federal IT have a very different view of the eighth month of the year. August is when agencies kick up their efforts to spend remaining budget dollars or lose them.
August 18th, 2015
On August 5, 2015, Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7, based off of the latest OpenStack community release, Kilo. Version 7 is a production-ready cloud platform that provides a highly scalable, fault tolerant platform for building private or public clouds. With this release, Red Hat has really focused on accelerating the adoption of OpenStack by simplifying installation and configuration.
August 10th, 2015
Very few development models have seen the drastic shift in public opinion as Open Source. And that’s appropriate as Open Source thrives on the public and their quick ability to adjust and transform ideas and the way things in the federal sphere are done.
August 4th, 2015
What does it mean to become “more digital”? Hasn’t government been “going digital” since the move to the web in the early ’90s?
July 13th, 2015
In June, the U.S. House of Representatives officially approved the use of open source software within its IT system; this means that staff can use their budget (i.e. taxpayer money) to buy open source software.