The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program represents a dramatic shift from the government's traditional focus on certifying systems as secure and then rechecking them every so often.
As agencies deal with travel restrictions and increasingly complex work teams, the technology options for bringing employees together are keeping pace.
Official "bring your own app" policies are still few and far between, but agencies are adapting to their employees' demands.
Revised thermal standards and an array of cooling techniques promise to reverse the data center power drain.
Federal entities are playing a number of roles in population health management as the practice continues to unfold.
What started as a version control system for code has become a platform for ideas and collaboration.
Many agencies are using a patch management tool that can be a powerful ally in the quest for continuous monitoring.
From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.
The successor to storage virtualization remains largely untested by agencies, but industry experts say the benefits will change that soon enough.
The technology has become more common in the federal space and even in consumer settings, but it still has a long way to go.
To counter the strain desktop virtualization can put on data centers and administrators, some agencies and vendors are turning to desktop as a service.
Network functions virtualization promises to save time and money by running components such as firewalls and intrusion detection as virtual machines.
Well-designed IaaS deployments can allow failures to happen without the customer and their users noticing.
Cloud computing is expanding the data encryption and key management issues agencies face.
Software-defined networking is still in its infancy, but science-oriented networks already see the potential.
Agencies have gotten into the habit of archiving email, but now they face the task of preserving another category of electronic documents: social media communications.
After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.
The iPhone's fingerprint scanner could usher in a new era of authentication for mobile devices, but agencies are a long way from abandoning pass codes.
The high cost and uncertainty of returns of in-memory computing platforms previously kept all but the most cash-flush organizations or agencies from exploring the technology, which allows rapid access to vast volumes of data.
Agile methodology can help agencies ensure that IT dollars are well spent by improving the maintenance of existing systems.
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