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The Economy of Security: How Physical and Cybersecurity Drive Economic Vitality

Security solutions can help government agencies drive economic vitality for their regions with security intelligence. What is not as widely considered is the fact that cyber and physical security breaches can have a negative effect on economic vitality. Read this paper to gain a better of understanding of the connection between economic vitality and security.


Coordinating Health and Human Services

Certain health conditions add massive costs to government programs. Addressing the factors that influence individual wellness has the potential to contain or reduce healthcare and social program costs, and technology can play a role in helping states and cities improve program results.


Four Pillars of Business Analytics

This brief describes the Four Pillars of Business Analytics and highlights how to understand your application needs and design apps that inform, connect and motivate users. Learn how to apply the Four Pillars and the benefits derived from each.


Flash Performance for Oracle RAC with PCIe Shared Storage

This paper talks about this unique offering that makes it possible for Oracle Real Application Cluster (RAC) database to run on PCIe Solid State Disks. The RAC cluster need not have any other shared storage, yet it still achieves the best performance, availability, scalability and cost savings for building out blocks of databases for the public or private cloud.


Watson Analytics - Find What Matters Most to Your Business

Based in the cloud, IBM Watson Analytics sets powerful analytics capabilities free so almost anyone can use them. Learn how your agency can derive powerful insights from analytics.


Federal Big Data Analytics

Federal agencies are struggling to make sense out of their big data challenges while trying to utilize big data to improve their mission performance. While commercial companies are leveraging big data to make even more accurate and timely decisions, federal agencies can feel like they are behind the eight ball. Read this whitepaper to learn how to unlock the insights within your data.


Helping Federal Agencies and Service Branches to Secure Budget Requests and Improve Mission Performance

Shifting from a traditional funding continuation budgeting process to a results-based budgeting process is a critical step for government organizations that demonstrates a commitment to mission and helps to secure budget requests in today's federal environment. By focusing on mission results, agencies can better allocate scarce funds and demonstrate the need for continued or increased funding levels.


Podium: Mobile Security

Industry expert shares insights on the current state of mobility and the security strategies your agency should be aware of. Download this in depth Q&A to learn best practices for mobile device security and BYOD initiatives.


Enhancing Database Environments with NetApp Storage

Organizations of all kinds rely on their relational databases for both transaction processing and analytics, but many still have challenges in meeting their goals of high availability, security, and performance. Whether planning for a major upgrade of existing databases or considering a net new project, enterprise solution architects should realize that the storage capabilities will matter. NetApp’s systems, software, and services offer a number of advantages as a foundation for better operational results.


Making Success of CDM

If there is one thing government technology professionals know, it’s that no system – no matter how many tools and staff are dedicated to it – is fully secure. Agencies have spent the last two decades working hard to keep up with the changing nature and breadth of cyber-threats, but most acknowledge that it’s time for a new approach.


Converged Systems: Gaining Steam

Government IT managers are beginning to see the value in converged systems for some of their workloads. They are finding that they not only save money and reduce complexity, but help IT better align with agency priorities. Converged infrastructure can increase application availability, centralize and simplify management, enable rapid provisioning of new systems and virtual machines, lower operation and maintenance costs, improve visibility and control, and reduce hardware footprint.


Top 7 Benefits of an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government

VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia® is an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service that delivers the tried and tested VMware capabilities widely used by government organizations today, with the added security and compliance assurance of FedRAMP authorization. Download this infographic to further explore the many benefits of hybrid cloud service.


Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

Most cloud offerings are not designed to run both legacy and new applications on a common cloud platform. As you expand your IT environment to the cloud, you could face compatibility issues with your existing IT infrastructure and the need to rewrite your applications for specific public cloud platforms. Download this information brief to discover how to address the top five considerations for migrating basic workloads and sensitive data to the cloud.


A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies

Government customers are in need of a secure, compliant enterprise-class hybrid cloud service. Download this informative guide to learn an inside-out approach for extending your agency’s data center to the cloud.


Information Assurance, Network Ops, and Cyber Security: Filling the Gaps with SecureVue®

DoD Installations have critical information assurance, network operations and cyber security requirements that IA and network teams spend significant time and money to meet. In this white paper, learn how to cost-effectively meet these requirements.


Why Government Business Process Operations Belong with Business Operators

Your mission is complex. Your programs are highly regulated. We’re good with that. Every day at Navient we help our government, higher education, and corporate clients achieve their goals. Our scale, strategic approach, and unwavering focus on compliance have made us a leader in business process operations – call centers, data processing, asset recovery, and more.


A New Era of Transparency: 5 Best Practices for Sharing Government Data

Modern transparency enables data insights to action for the greater good. This paper outlines 5 ways for government agencies to utilize, understand and share open data with the public.


E-Signature Guide for Government

An introduction to electronic signatures for all levels of government and how the technology is transforming government processes. If you are interested in learning how the US Army, GSA, State of Vermont, USDA and other government organizations have improved efficiency, contained cost and increased auditability with e-signatures, this guide is for you.


To Protect Information, Start with Patches

Cyber threats are no longer about a single malware variant, anyone with an information technology presence and valuable data is at risk. The way hackers operate and the vulnerabilities they look for are changing, but organizations have an easy defense – as long as they apply it. Download this digital dialogue to learn the four stages of cyberattacks and how to handle them.


Getting Cloud Migration Right

Under federal mandate, government agencies must migrate information, applications and systems to the cloud. But that doesn’t mean the job is simple or easy. Download this digital dialogue to learn best practices for agencies to meet mandates while securing information and building relationships with cloud providers.


Information Exchange, Mobility Revolutionize Healthcare

The health care industry is late to the game when it comes to information sharing–understandably so, given the highly personal data involved. Download this digital dialogue to learn how the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT has been working to make it easy and secure for health providers to exchange patient information in order to provide better care.


The Viewpoint: Supporting Secure Mobile Technology Inside Government Agencies

Download this Q&A to gain insight into how Government agencies are approaching mobile technology and the ways that agencies can support and secure their mobility initiatives.


Compliance Made Easy

Federal agencies must abide by various mandated standards in order to secure information, but compliance isn’t as easy as marking off a checklist. Download this digital dialogue to learn what tools exist to help your agency simplify the process.


Taking Aim at Insider Threats Requires More Than a Silver Bullet

Download this Executive Summary from the recent event titled "Insider Threat Mitigation Strategies" to learn how to protect your sensitive systems and data.


Cloud Under Control: How to Virtualize More by Virtualizing More Securely

Enterprises have reached an inflection point. The value of datacenter virtualization is undeniable. However, many companies reach a security roadblock when it comes to virtualizing mission critical applications. Download this whitepaper to learn how to maintain compliance and security, while reducing the chance of datacenter failures.


Benefits of Flash for Database Workloads

IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.


Preventing Insider Threats with HyTrust’s ‘Two-Person Rule’

The NSA response to the Snowden breach includes closely monitoring privileged user activity and implementing the “two person rule” to stop rogue operations. Download this whitepaper to learn how HyTrust CloudControl™ enforces the two man rule for administrators in virtualized infrastructures, adding a critical layer of security to protect sensitive operations, in addition to providing real time, role-based monitoring and granular access controls.


SQL Injection Defense: There are no Silver Bullets

SQL injection consistently ranks among the most popular cyber attack techniques. For nearly two decades cyber criminals have breached databases using SQL injection to steal intellectual property, to access personal information, and for financial gain. SQL injection has become more widespread and evolved to become a highly potent threat.


Transformation that Drives Business and IT Agility

Over the last decade, server virtualization has provided healthcare organizations around the world with significant cost and efficiency benefits. Now many providers are looking to extend this proven technology foundation to enable enterprise private clouds that will improve the quality and delivery of patient care.


A Guide to Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery

The goal of every healthcare provider is to deliver the highest quality patient care. To provide that care, healthcare IT depends on its datacenter infrastructure and applications to work securely and reliably not just some of the time, but all of the time. Download now to learn how to prepare for and mitigate unforeseen events in your datacenter.


VMware vCloud® for Healthcare and HIPAA/HITECH

Not all cloud solutions are designed to deliver what is truly needed—and only one solution provides a complete and integrated cloud infrastructure that can help meet stringent HIPAA and HITECH requirements. VMware vCloud® for Healthcare transforms the cost, quality and delivery of patient care and provides the necessary control and transparency for regulated healthcare organizations to establish and maintain HIPAA and HITECH compliance in their virtual and cloud environments.


Cybersecurity's Maginot Line: A Real-World Assessment of the Defense-in-Depth Model

This first-of-its-kind study examines data from more than 1,600 FireEye network and email appliances in real-world settings. Download this study to learn about the uncovered flaws in the defense-in-depth model and discover more findings on today’s cyber threat landscape.


The Cloud: Journey to the Cloud Starts with the Right Foundation

Download this Executive Summary from the recent event titled "Strategies for Creating Cloud Builder Organizations Across Government" to learn about the current options of migrating to the cloud.


Snapshot: Successful Mobile Strategies

While the use of mobile devices and apps provide federal workers with much more flexibility than ever before, it also presents new challenges for agencies. In this report, find out what’s going on with mobility in the federal government, along with changes that promise to impact government’s device management, infrastructure and policy.


Cloud Security Made Easy

Cloud computing has gone from being the stuff of science fiction to a very real and highly sought-after solution. Its benefits are widely known, but so are its challenges. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to achieve a secure hybrid cloud solution for your organization.


Helping Secure Your World Using the Power of the Network

Knowledge, they say, is power. This is especially true in cybersecurity. Companies that wish to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of their systems and data must remain constantly vigilant against an ever-expanding array of threats. Unfortunately, while the body of known threats expands greatly every day, it remains paradoxically dwarfed by threats that have yet to be discovered. Download this whitepaper to learn further insights into threat data capabilities and solutions.


A Guide to Hybrid Cloud for Government Agencies

Government customers are in need of a secure, compliant enterprise-class hybrid cloud service. Download this informative guide to learn an inside-out approach for extending your agency’s data center to the cloud.


Health IT: Some Pain, Some Gain

Health information technology is the right prescription for a health care system that is struggling to manage huge troves of health-related data and provide better and more affordable services to patients. Although the path to implementing electronic health records and achieving meaningful use has not been without some rough patches, speakers at a September 17th health IT conference in Washington, D.C., agreed that short-term pain is worth the long term-gain. Download this executive summary of the event to learn more.


Keeping up with Mobile Demand

There are many areas that government agencies should consider when working to improve mobility infrastructure and strategy. In the year 2016, the use of BYOD in government is expected to climb to 74 percent as agencies work to take advantage of this phenomenon. Based on the analysis of results from a new survey conducted by FCW and Beacon Technology Partners, here are some best practices that may help agencies achieve their mobility goals.


Moving Away from Windows Server 2003: The Time is Now

If your agency still relies on Windows Server 2003, the time to think about migrating is now. Waiting is dangerous; Microsoft will stop supporting the operating system in July of 2015, and the company estimates that an average Windows Server migration takes at least 200 days to complete. Yet according to a survey by HP and Microsoft, 60 percent of impacted customers don’t have a plan for migration. Download this informative whitepaper to learn how to best plan and prepare for your migration.


Cybersecurity: Evolving Threats, Evolving Solutions

Cyber threats are no less abundant than in the past, but they’ve evolved to where the most dangerous easily circumvent traditional defenses. To cope with them — and an expected blizzard of threats against mobile and other information technology — government organizations will need to use a mix of old and new security technologies, and change how they think about cybersecurity.


Cybersecurity: Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation

Cyber attacks on government networks are becoming more frequent and sophisticated, underscoring the importance of fortifying cyber defenses to protect agency data and applications. Developing a cyber posture that appropriately counters these threats has been a challenge, however, since agencies have traditionally relied on piecemeal, manual methods to secure their networks. The good news, however, is that agencies have taken steps toward embracing risk-based, automated approaches to cyber security so that they are able to react to threats in real time, according to speakers at an August 20th conference on Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM). Download this executive summary to learn more.


Contract Guide NetCents-2: Air Force Builds a Bridge to the Future

In this special report, we offer insights into the program as a whole as well as the individual contracts. The information is timely. Although the NetCents program has been around for many years, the Air Force has made significant changes since the first iteration. In many ways, it’s a whole new ballgame.


Migrating to an Enterprise-Class Hybrid Cloud for Government: Top 5 Considerations

Most cloud offerings are not designed to run both legacy and new applications on a common cloud platform. As you expand your IT environment to the cloud, you could face compatibility issues with your existing IT infrastructure and the need to rewrite your applications for specific public cloud platforms. Download this information brief to discover how to address the top five considerations for migrating basic workloads and sensitive data to the cloud.


Combatting Insider Threats in the Federal Agency with Endpoint Security Analytics

Federal agencies are under attack from insider threats. Download this whitepaper to learn about what defines an insider, how to gain visibility into your endpoints, how to establish a baseline and look at real-world scenarios.


GameChanger: Secure Hybrid Cloud for Government

There are many good reasons why agencies choose to put their data, infrastructure or applications in a private cloud; resources are dedicated only to that agency or group of agencies, and security and content are fully controllable. In fact, the majority of federal cloud projects rely solely on private clouds. Yet there are many situations when the hybrid cloud model makes more sense, both from the financial and flexibility perspective. Download this informative gamechanger to learn how to implement a secure hybrid cloud for your agency.


The Devil You Know: Mitigating Insider Security Threats

Do you know what your virtual and cloud admins are doing? Is your agency safe from insider threat? Download this whitepaper by Jill Singer, former CIO of NRO, to learn how to deploy a layered defense.


Aerospace and Defense: An Industry in Transition

Dynamic market forces such as globalization, technology advancements, declining defense budgets, economic power shift towards growth markets, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures in the industry are forcing transformation upon both large and small A&D companies. Read this whitepaper to learn about the 3 industry-wide imperatives driving this transformation.


Cloud Paves Way for Big Changes

Several technologies are driving big changes at federal agencies, but at the forefront is cloud computing. Cloud – the use of remote, Internet-hosted servers for storing, managing and processing data in place of on-site technology – is helping along technologies such as those related to collaboration and enabling new ones, such as the analyzation of big data. Download this digital dialogue to learn more on the benefits that come with adopting cloud computing for your organization.


Hybrid Model Eases Path to Cloud Adoption

Although the federal government has made a strong commitment to cloud computing, individual agencies are at varying levels of cloud adoption. It’s not that they question the advantages of cloud – those are broadly recognized. It’s just that the process of adopting the technology has proven to be a challenge. Download this digital dialogue to learn how to successfully conquer the challenges of cloud adoption.