Some government contracting vehicles survive the test of time, and that certainly is true of the National Institute of Health’s CIO-CS contract. The contracting vehicle that was intended as tactical support for NIH’s CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business. But times changed and demand grew. Then, CIO-CS received the Office of Management and Budget’s Best-in-Class designation -- and became mandatory for desktops and laptops. The result is increased support for agencies as they march forward on modernization.
Sponsored By CDW-G
Cloud security is a complex issue that requires a multi-faceted approach. Agencies must tackle technology, policy, and governance issues, as well as organizational culture, as they move to the cloud. And there are different motivators for embracing the cloud — they may want to maximize value, bring new systems and services online, and deliver new solutions faster.
Sponsored By Fugue, Okta, Qualys
Security practitioners and threat actors are constantly developing new techniques to gain advantages over the other. In recent years, security teams have stepped up their approaches to protecting their infrastructure by fortifying their network perimeter defenses, building up protections against advanced malware, upgrading vulnerable operating systems, automating the delivery of patches to stop exploits, and developing counter-measures to spot intruders. The threat actors looking to circumvent these measures are shifting their attention toward the next weakest link in the security chain – the user.
Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks
While few would dispute the importance of cybersecurity, some may feel ill-prepared to begin the process of managing these risks given the myriad technical and non-technical elements of the issue. The goal of this document is to address this gap by providing corporate leaders a practical framework for addressing the people, process, and technology elements of the cybersecurity challenge.
DHS has mandated DMARC email authentication to protect .GOV domains from fraud and malicious emails. However, implementing DMARC can be difficult to implement and maintain in complex government enterprises. In this whitepaper, you'll learn about a solution that offers a turnkey "email authentication as a service" product for U.S. federal agencies and .GOV domains that provides worldwide visibility to all email senders using your domain. This solution fixes common challenges implementing DMARC so you never unintentionally block good email and offers a cost effective and streamlined path to DHS BOD 18-01 compliance.
The prevalence of data breaches and cyberattacks has put government agency IT managers and CIOs on edge. Security paradigms that once seemed straightforward are no longer sufficient. The missing link is visibility — a full view of their networks — says Marlin McFate, Federal CTO at Riverbed during a recent webcast, “Cyber Readiness Built on Network Visibility.”
Sponsored By Riverbed Technology, Inc.
Ensuring security in the cloud can be a complex process, but it can also be more effective than securing traditional data centers. Federal agencies continue to embrace the cloud in increasing numbers to both comply with federal mandates such as Cloud First and to reap the benefits of working in the cloud.
Sponsored By Hytrust
Every year, it seems there are more regulations and mandates that dictate how government agencies must update and modernize IT. Establishing and maintaining compliance is a major challenge, but automating much of the process can be an advantage.
As government agencies continue to gather information, maximizing the value of that information remains a challenge. Agency IT departments can help get the most value from this information as they continue their efforts to modernize the infrastructure.
Sponsored By CA Technologies
The latest iteration of the venerable SEWP V contract increasingly provides for the services agencies need to set up, configure, and integrate IT products into their current infrastructure.
With the advent of cloud, IoT, and other next-gen technologies, the Federal government's digital footprint is
growing at an exponential rate. But as the amount of data explodes, so does the number of cyber adversaries and vulnerabilities in our government’s networks.
Sponsored By IBM
Federal agencies continue their digital transformation, but many struggle to fully adopt new and emerging technologies. Automation can help them streamline and accelerate repetitive business processes and operate more efficiently.
Sponsored By KPMG
Legacy IT systems can hamper government modernization efforts, but replacing them isn’t the only answer. Agencies also must move to the cloud.
Sponsored By Rubrik
US Federal Agencies are under pressure to replace their aging IT infrastructure and take advantage of industry-leading technologies to achieve government operation mandates and meet internal customer needs while maintaining a neutral budget. Learn how the Cost Neutral Cloud Journey (CNCJ) solution enabled a federal law enforcement agency to successfully migrate its existing IT infrastructure to the cloud while maintaining a neutral budget by reducing O&M costs by 30%.
Sponsored By Equinix and 1901 Group
Modernizing content management strategies and systems helps agencies overcome the big data hurdle and realize the full value of their content. Download this informative Infographic to learn the definition of content modernization, the hurdles affiliated and content platform possibilities.
Sponsored By Nuxeo
As the new telecommunication and IT infrastructure procurement vehicle, EIS replaces 93 separate Networx, Regional Local Telecommunications Services (LSAs) and Washington Interagency Telecommunications System (WITS) contracts. It’s slated to offer telecom, IT and network services to agencies for 15 years, via a five-year base period and two five-year options. With a total potential ceiling of $50 billion, each of the ten awardees on the contract will get a guaranteed minimum of $75 million in revenue.
Sponsored By MetTel
It’s no secret technology evolves rapidly, and that government agencies can’t keep up. That’s why the concept of shared services—centralizing service provisioning—has made waves among federal agencies. It has evolved over time, from a 20th century model in which agencies looked inward to a 21st-century model based on as-a-service offerings and outsourcing. Learn from the experts to hear how federal agencies are using technology of the future today to meet mission requirements and budgets.
In a recent survey, we asked agencies about how they are currently managing their data, their views on modernization efforts and what plans they have to establish true digital transformation. In this market insights report, we breakdown the key take-a-ways from our survey findings.
Agencies are starting to realize that identity and access management (IAM) is critical to the success of digital initiatives. In this enterprise outlook, we explore how to develop a strong IAM through cloud-based models and multi-factor authentication.
Sponsored By Okta
Even as a more technologically savvy workforce is emerging at a time of digital innovation, the potential still exists for new and increased insider threats. Because of this cultural shift, government agencies are starting to adapt their views on security, and implementing new processes and solutions for mitigating evolving threats. Download this digital dialogue to learn more highlights from our recent cybersecurity webcast series.
Sponsored By Forcepoint
The traditional concept of security has changed dramatically and continues to change. Between the dissolving network perimeter, mobile devices, and running workloads on the cloud, the challenge of ensuring a consistent security posture requires a new approach. The focus has shifted to continuous monitoring of all network endpoints wherever they may exist and ensuring data protection by enforcing more thorough and consistent identity policies. Agencies must ensure people logging on to their network are truly who they claim to be. This Enterprise Outlook report “Identity-Driven Security” will help inform your choices and strategies as you navigate this changing security landscape.
Sponsored By Microsoft Azure Government
Over the years, the architecture of wireless local area networks (WLANs) has evolved to keep pace with changing wireless needs and updated 802.11 standards and amendments. As WLAN has become more critical and reliable, the concept of an all-wireless office is becoming a reality for many organizations.
Sponsored By Mojo Networks
On October 16, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is requiring federal agencies to implement Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) on their email-sending domains within 90 days. This directive is a step on the right track to help prevent email fraud, however agencies still have more progress to make.
Sponsored By ValiMail
Download this summary to access key highlights and takeaways from our recent event, “Digital Transformation: Laying the Foundation for IT Modernization” event in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25, hosted by MetTel.
Many organizations across federal and state and local agencies are in need of a more reliable, more available and higher performing network. Download this whitepaper to learn about the benefits of SD-WAN powered by MetTel Federal and how it can provide an effective solution for your agency.
If there is one constant in the world of cybersecurity, it’s that nothing stays the same. The manner in which agencies connect to and use technology continues to evolve and unfortunately cyberthreats are also changing to adapt and find new vulnerabilities.
Sponsored By Akamai
The Defense Department’s focus on net-centric war fighting has sharpened over the past decade. Along the way, its IT contract vehicles have become more important as a way to focus technology on that goal. Network Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) is a critical contract vehicle to help the Air Force acquire technology tailored to its specific mission needs.
Sponsored By CDW-G, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco
As technology continues to evolve, contract vehicles also have to change to keep up with the needs of government agencies in how they procure technology. The Army’s IT Enterprise Solution (ITES) contracts are a good example of that; especially the hardware-specific contract ITES-3H.
Sponsored By CDW-G, Cisco, NetApp
Traditional security strategies focused on prevention are no longer sufficient to defend against the increasing speed, volume and polymorphic nature of today’s cyber threats. Instead, organizations must embrace a new Defender Lifecycle Model, which shifts control and advantage from the attacker back to the defender by integrating machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and security workflow automation with a foundation of pervasive coverage.
Sponsored By Gigamon
Even with two-factor authentication in place, passwords still present challenges. Learn how to reduce authentication risks while streamlining administrative workflows with One Identity Safeguard.
Sponsored By DLT, One Identity
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) made the Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-2 (ADMC-2) a “Best-in-Class” federal IT contract earlier this year. It is just one of four so far to be given that designation. It specifies ADMC-2 as one contract all agencies, military and civilian, should consider as a preferred source for their IT needs. In this contract profile, we explore one of the most prominent aspects of ADMC-2, the consolidated buy.
Sponsored By CDW-G, Samsung, Dell EMC
This white paper explores the history and likely future of data communications and power over Ethernet technologies to explain what makes Category 6A fundamentally different from Categories 5e and 6, and why it matters today. When considering these factors together, Category 6A is the clear choice for any new installation, serving applications that are emerging today and are expected to become prevalent over the next five years.
Sponsored By CommScope
In a recent study by the 1105 Public Sector Media Group, over 115 federal, state and local government respondents were surveyed on their views and their agency’s experiences with VDI. Topics included VDI adoption status, IT challenges and strategies, implementation benefits, and hosting and purchasing preferences. Download this research report to gain access to the survey findings.
Sponsored By Iron Bow Technologies, Dell EMC
As government agencies continue to move ahead with efforts like increasing use of mobile devices and strengthening security, virtualization is proving to be a critical technology. In this eBook , we explore how agencies can adopt modern technologies enabled by virtualization to revolutionize environments and build a digital workplace.
Sponsored By VMware
The nature and extent of cybersecurity vulnerabilities continues to expand. Despite this challenging environment, many agency budgets have grown by meager amounts, remained stagnant, or been cut. However, intelligent automation can help government agencies transform business processes, reduce costs, and improve citizen experience and workforce satisfaction, all while keeping information safe. Read more on how these tools can help automate routine tasks so your agency can ensure quick and effective response to cybersecurity threats.
As government agencies continue to follow the path toward true digital transformation, technologies like hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) are helping pave the way. HCI—compute, storage and networking technologies all managed through a single software defined appliance—is helping government agencies modernize their infrastructure, consolidate data centers and save costs—all tactical objectives in driving their full digital transformation. Learn more about how HCI is driving the digital transformation in government.
Sponsored By NetApp and Arrow
Government and military organizations are at a turning point with their use of advanced analytics. It’s not just a matter of collecting more data. It’s about the utility of that data for smarter, actionable insights to help shape decision-making and better support their missions.
The federal government is clearly encouraging agencies to become more digitally savvy. And agencies are doing just that by embracing digital technologies like cloud, collaboration tools, Internet of Things (IoT) and pervasive mobility. In this GameChanger, we explore how to get the most out of your organization’s digital transformation by using an integrated approach to mobility to help create a fully digital workplace.
In this contract profile, we explore the Federal Aviation Administration’s Strategic Acquisition of Various Equipment and Supplies (SAVES) contract that provides commodity products and services. We highlight the current focus that enables them to deliver better pricing and faster purchasing as well as take a look at what changes are on the horizon for this successful contract vehicle.
Sponsored By CDW-G, HPE
With nearly 150 approved contractors, a huge array of products, and stellar customer service, it’s no surprise NASA SEWP (Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement) is still going strong after 24 years. In this special report, we take an in-depth look at this contract’s operations, processes and key offerings as well as highlight the benefits that make SEWP the reigning go-to vehicle for agencies needing to acquire advanced commercial technology.
There is a renewed focus on integrated security with Windows 10 that is closely tied to the security enhancements hardware manufacturers have built into the new generations of PC systems. While many of the new features in Windows 10 will operate on older PCs, migrating to a complementary hardware platform at the same time as the new OS is recommended to ease the migration process.
Sponsored By Connection, Intel, Microsoft
Download this informative Event Summary to learn how agencies are progressing their cloud adoption initiatives, despite some hurdles around procurement and security, to achieve agility, flexibility, security and scalability and the opportunity to save overall agency dollars.
Sponsored By Edge Hosting Microsoft and ServiceNow
Join this panel webinar as cybersecurity experts discuss the rising insider threat and what IT security professionals can do to better detect, remediate and prevent insider attacks. This on-demand webinar reviews the key findings of the latest Insider Threat Report and discuss practical steps to protect against insider threats.
Sponsored By Haystax Technology
Agencies commonly agree on the importance of data encryption in their cybersecurity efforts, however sometimes lose sight of the particular advantages of high-speed encryption, especially when it is performed at the optical layer. Learn more in this informative report to better understand how applying optical encryption to in-flight data can help ensure greater data security for you!
Sponsored By Ciena and CenturyLink
Using a browser-based platform to collect an agency’s enterprise data in one place and providing a seamless view of that information to agency executives is critical for comprehensive agency management and better decision-making. Agency executives have to see everything from the organization’s Enterprise Architecture to IT Portfolio Management in order to enable business transformation at the speed of the agency’s mission. This whitepaper will explain how using a browser-based platform like InQuisient puts users in control, providing advanced visualization for real-time health assessments and decision-making.
Sponsored By InQuisient
Despite the trend of cloud adoption, many agencies are still concerned about security. According to a recent survey by Deloitte, one-third of federal leaders named data security as a major challenge in moving to the cloud. While cloud security should always be top of mind, security has improved dramatically.
Sponsored By DLT, Symantec
To proactively address cybersecurity risk, federal agencies need comprehensive visibility into their IT environments and actionable data to prioritize risk-mitigation activities. These six capabilities will help do that.
Sponsored By BDNA
Should you restrict third-party access to only the applications users need to do their job? Most traditional methods provide network level access to the enterprise vs. application level access control. This approach is typically cumbersome for IT departments and can expose the enterprise to attacks. For years we have known that third-parties are the main gateway for data breaches. Learn how to optimize and secure your third-party access and provide access to only the applications users need, not the entire network.
As an education leader, if you haven’t heard of ransomware, you might soon become acquainted. Ransomware — a family of malware that hijacks an organization’s data so hackers can extort a payment — is increasingly prevalent across all types of organizations because it’s such a profitable business model for cyber thieves. This paper presents a step-by-step approach for understanding today’s ransomware threats, along with best practices for preventing them.
The world is transforming, blending the physical and digital into an age of convergence. Is your agency prepared for the resulting security challenges? Drawing upon the deep resources of both Forcepoint Security Labs™ and Raytheon, the 2017 Forcepoint Security Predictions report investigates this new shift that blurs the lines between man and technology.