Exec Tech


Teresa Carlson

Using the cloud to break the 'iron triangle'

The vice president of Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Public Sector predicts that the cloud will improve the government’s agility.

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Four things to watch in big data

Splunk's vice president of public sector business sees a surge in "non-traditional" big data users.

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Government can borrow from private sector’s big-data playbook

Real-time systems offer a multitude of potential benefits for the civilian side of government, according to an executive at MemSQL.

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GAO: Security breach response by feds is uneven

Auditors find that "none of the agencies we reviewed consistently documented the evaluation of incidents and resulting lessons learned."

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Why the holidays made your BYOD approach a little trickier

All those smart phones and tablets under the Christmas tree inevitably mean a lot of new devices on the network – and plenty of accompanying security risks.

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Diaz: What’s in store for open standards

IBM's vice president of open standards is keeping an eye on ecosystems.

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DOD's cautious path to the cloud

The Pentagon wants controls that go beyond FedRAMP, but critics claim DISA officials are dragging their feet.

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Commercial aerospace up, defense down

“Government customers of global defense companies continue to be challenged with affordability and competing domestic priorities,” says a new report from Deloitte.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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FCC chairman spins history of communication -- and regulation

A free e-book from Tom Wheeler briefly details the 600-year-long story of the communications revolution and efforts by authorities to steer it for the 'public good.

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2020 census is counting on technology

The goal is to have at least 60 percent of the next decennial count's responses submitted electronically.

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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.