True or False: Debunking Flash Myths

This e-book addresses common misconceptions about enterprise flash storage, providing clarity for anyone using or considering flash in enterprise environments. Learn about old myths laid to rest and the reality of how enterprises can make full use of their flash storage investment.

Anatomy of a Hack Disrupted

This paper discusses a real-life situation, in which a malware attack took place but was discovered before any damage occurred. This malicious activity could have led to a very serious intrusion with devastating repercussions, but it was caught immediately, and the client was able to research and mitigate it easily and quickly.

Strategies for a Better Flow of Information

It’s no secret that government organizations are faced with greater variety and larger volumes of data than ever before. On average, government organizations have almost 4,000 terabytes of data. The 2019 Mandate requires all of this data – from medical records to the mailroom – to be digital in the next 2 years.

Digital Government Focuses Attention on the User

Creating a digital agency demands a bottom-up instead of a top-down approach. This means thinking first about what customers need and then delivering on that, according to speakers at a Sept. 15th event: Digital Government: From Vision to ROI.

Mobile Security: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Government agencies rely on mobile devices more than ever before. And it’s not just field operatives or inspectors. Agency staffers at all levels are being issued mobile devices. The challenge now for agencies is to ensure productivity and access to the tools they need to do their jobs; while at the same time ensuring those devices are truly secure. Security threats facing mobile devices continue to evolve, and so too must the security solutions and policies that protect those devices.

ITES-3H Focuses on Integrated Solutions

The Army's ITES-Enterprise Hardware Solutions contract began life humbly enough in 2003. It was originally a component of an $800 million contract vehicle to support the Army Infostructure Transformation program. The ITES contract is now in its third iteration - sprawling $5 billion contract that is the principal resource for the Army's IT system needs. Download this contract profile to learn how the Army ITES-3H contract continues to evolve to keep pace with technological trends.

Health IT Guide: Better Tools for Better Outcomes

While technology has always been an important aspect of the healthcare industry, recent advances are helping move the state of healthcare forward. Managing the massive volumes of digital healthcare data and deriving the greatest value from the data for improved patient care is the primary goal. Ensuring patient security is also critical. Standardizing healthcare records formats can help ensure improved collaboration, security and efficiency. Download this guide to see how modern advances are working together to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of healthcare.

IT Mandate: Getting Ready to Move to Windows 10

Last year, Microsoft Corp. introduced Windows 10—the latest version of its Windows operating system. This new version of its flagship OS offers many features that government agencies should find attractive; especially those looking to increase security and improve mobile device support. Download this IT Mandate to discover the top seven tips for planning a smooth migration to Windows 10.

Flash Storage Buyer's Guide

Even if you haven't deployed flash in your infrastructure yet, chances are, in the next year it's likely to happen. To help you get started, we developed a comprehensive, vendor-neutral Flash Storage Buyer's Guide. The purpose of this guide is to provide a basis for evaluating and selecting the best flash storage solution for your business.

Simply Pure Cloud Economics 101

To the cloud, or not to the cloud? The answer may be more simple and economical than you imagine. In this white paper, Brian Garrett from Enterprise Strategy Group, is providing a quick lesson in cloud economics, based on an ESG audit of a model that compares the monthly cost of public cloud infrastructure with the monthly cost of leasing a converged private cloud.

5 Ways Storage is Holdling You Back

Every day, government agencies must deal with new data challenges and raising public expectations for instantaneous, real-time service. In order to meet these needs, government IT departments are seeking a range of storage solutions in the hopes of optimizing the way data is stored, used and analyzed. Solid state storage used to cost a pretty penny but with its cost decreasing, it’s a game changer for agency data centers. In this white paper, learn five reasons why it’s worth considering upgrading to all-flash storage.

Unlocking The Value of Federal Big Data

There has always been information around us. But it has only been in recent years that we have been able to harness the potent combination of powerful computing capabilities and an exploding volume of data to achieve unprecedented insights into our environments through Big Data. Despite widespread agreement that Big Data promises many benefits to federal agencies, fundamental questions and confusion remain over how to go about developing and applying Big Data capabilities.

Improving Threat Defenses with Pervasive Network Visibility and Security

With network complexity at an all-time high, gaining visibility across the network is harder than ever to achieve. Using sophisticated behavioral analytics, the Cisco StealthWatch System transforms data from existing infrastructure into actionable intelligence to deliver comprehensive visibility and protection for even the largest, most dynamic networks.

Tripwire Enterprise: Filling in the Gaps of HBSS

On the surface, the concept of the HBSS product suite is good: a set of pre-selected security solutions sold as an affordable package to protect the U.S. Department of Defense information systems and networks. Yet the solutions that the DoD can choose from leave gaps in security coverage. Learn how Tripwire® Enterprise helps fill those gaps.

Implementing FISMA SI-7: Tackle this Challenging Control to Improve Your FISMA Grade

To enhance your FISMA compliance grade, you must implement one of the most challenging controls in NIST SP800-53: SI-7, which requires organizations to employ automated and centrally-managed integrity verification tools to detect unauthorized change. This level of visibility can be difficult enough to achieve, but SI-7 also requires organizations to incorporate the unauthorized changes they find into their incident response process and be ready to pass an audit trial demonstrating these capabilities.

BIM Poised for Greater Adoption

Government agencies at the federal, state and local levels are always looking for ways to improve the manner in which they carry out various programs. This is both to ensure better outcomes and get the most out of the limited financial and staff resources they have to assign to projects. When it comes to building and construction jobs, nothing seems more promising than Building Information Modeling (BIM). Download this report to get access to findings from a recent survey polling more than 100 government and contractor sources about their organizations’ current use of BIM.

SEWP Keeps Pace with Tech Horizons

NASA’s Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) contract vehicle has grown in size and currently operates with 145 contract holders, 119 of which are small businesses. Over the years, SEWP has gone from just one of a number of government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) to the top of the pile. It’s widely considered as one of best run IT-based contracts and has become a go-to resource for government agencies. Download this special report containing expert viewpoints from SEWP Program Manager, Joanne Woytek and experienced contract holders, as we take a deeper dive into SEWP V.

Getting the Edge on Cyberthreats

An event overview of the Aug. 24th Security Summit: Getting the Edge on Cyber Threats. Download now to learn more!

Leveraging CDM to Improve Cybersecurity

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is designed to support government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity. The CDM program will roll out in three phases. This white paper describes how the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, in combination with select technology and delivery partners, supports all three CDM phases and enables agencies to achieve the security objectives of the program.

Use Case: Government Endpoint

As we know, governments globally are among the most highly targeted networks. Accessing sensitive government data means accessing the assets that can connect to it or house that data. Servers, workstations, virtual desktops and other devices can all suffer from vulnerable operating systems and applications – a way in for a would-be attacker. To ensure governments have a realistic approach to cyber risk reduction and threat prevention that’s adapted to today’s threat conditions, Palo Alto Networks enables visibility and reduction in attack surface during every stage of a cyber attack. Download this informative white paper to learn more!

Advanced Analytics: A Powerful Prescription for Health and Social Programs

Advanced analytics can bring significant changes to government healthcare and social programs. Applying this level of data analytics can greatly improve patient outcomes, enhance research efforts and drive greater value from disparate data stores. It is already helping improve diagnoses and care and promises to streamline healthcare and social service practices in the future. Download this informative eBook to learn more!

Mobile Management from the Ground Up

The use mobile of devices throughout government agencies continues to increase. The security threats specifically targeting those devices and the challenges agencies face securing and managing those devices continue to multiply as well. It’s a combination of security solutions and policies to arrive at the delicate balance of ensuring access and ensuring security.

Digital Government: Moving From Vision to Reality

Do agencies really "get" digital government? Do they understand its promise and potential, and do they see it as vital to their future? A recent survey, commissioned by Unisys, explored the perceived and real benefits that agencies are realizing in their efforts to transform through digital technologies. Download this informative Executive Summary to learn more about where federal, state and local agencies are on the path to transformation and where they see that path taking them in the future.

Keep Pace with Cloud Security

Agencies have made significant inroads migrating some of their applications to the cloud. As user expectations rise and cloud implementations become more sophisticated though, they have to double down on security and management practices.

Cloud Gives Agencies Transformational Tools

After resolving some initial concerns, many agencies have embraced cloud computing as a secure option to support their mission and transformation goals. As they delve deeper into the cloud though, agencies find they still have hurdles to clear—especially cultural issues.

Mobility Surge Raises Security Stakes

Until recently, federal agencies saw mobile technology as a promising tool primarily for improving the productivity of employees whose work often takes them on the road—the so-called mobile warriors. Today, agencies recognize the federal workforce has become a mobile workforce, with employees expecting access to information and services at any time, from anywhere, using any device. Download this informative GameChanger to learn how federal agencies are using gamechanging technology to use mobile security not as something that inhibits productivity, but as a facilitator.

Smarter Care: Impact at the Point of Care

Health and social care systems are interdependent and each critically affects the other. Yet, a complex matrix of public and private stakeholders dedicated to the health and well-being of individuals still operates largely within silos. They provide separate types of intervention, often with competing objectives and insufficient regard for the outcomes. The world is now at the cusp of creating a type of “system of systems,” in which private and public stakeholders are coming together to coordinate resources at unprecedented levels. These stakeholders span industries, governments, cities and communities. Learn how you can improve social systems at the point of delivery in this white paper.

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report

The Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report—which presents research, insights, and perspectives from Cisco Security Research—highlights the challenges that defenders face in detecting and blocking attackers who employ a rich and ever-changing arsenal of tools. The report also includes research from external experts, such as Level 3 Threat Research Labs, to help shed more light on current threat trends.

Cisco Cybersecurity Pocket Guide 2016

As much as the Digital Economy and the Internet of Everything (IoE) create opportunities for government agencies and consumers - over $19 trillion in value to organizations over the next decade - they also create opportunities for hackers and cybercriminals. With an expanded attack surface represented by the IoE, cybercriminals look to cash in on the estimated value of $450 billion to over $1trillion of the Hacker Economy.

Top Mobile Security Questions Answered

The top six questions your security and IT peers have about mobile security, answered. Get details on top threats, critical gaps, and why enterprises need visibility into mobile today.

Federal Agencies Have a BYOD Program, Like It or Not

Many federal agencies claim they don't have a BYOD program. This survey of federal employees, however, says something different. Get data on personal device usage at work, who's breaking the rules, and more.

FAA Saves Makes Strategic Sourcing a Reality

In recent years, the federal government has been building its case for strategic sourcing as a way to buy products and services more cost-effectively and efficiently. The Federal Aviation Administration just might be exhibit number one. Download this contract profile to learn how the FAA’s ten-year old program meets mission needs while delivering on cost and quality.

The Future of Military Manufacturing: The Digital Depot

DoD depots are vital to national defense, but aging systems and growing budget pressures stress the capabilities of these highly dynamic environments. To be most effective, depots need to optimize and evolve, transforming into digital depots.

Rugged Computing in Federal Government: More Important and More Useful than Ever

Download this informative Market Insights Special Report to discover the findings from a recent survey conducted by FCW and Panasonic, which revealed the need for secure, progressive, feature-rich rugged devices that continue to evolve to meet federal agency needs.

IT Playbook:
Records Management

Most agencies are well on their way toward meeting the 2016 NARA mandate to electronically manage e-mail records. Now they’re looking toward 2019—the deadline for electronically managing all records. Download this resource to get the play-by-play on what to expect from the 2019 mandate and how your agency can strategize to successfully make the transition to electronic records management.

12 Considerations: Build a Business Case for Mobile Platforms

Move beyond tactical mobile apps to a more strategic approach to development, deployment, and management of those apps. Reduce the complexity of developing and managing multiple apps—across varied device platforms—and connecting to many data points and back-end systems. This e-book will help structure and quantify a business case for a mobile app platform approach to mobility.

Invest in the Right Flash Storage Solution

You are looking at flash storage because you see it is taking the storage world by storm. You are interested in accelerating business-critical applications, consolidating a virtual server or desktop deployment, trying to get ahead of your company’s data onslaught, or some combination of the above. This easy-to-read guide was developed to help arm you with key considerations and questions to ask before investing in a flash storage array for your business, today and for the future.

A Proven Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats

Cyber security is a journey, not a destination. It takes time and resources to mature any significant organizational capability, and achieving significant reductions in MTTD and MTTR is no different. However, for organizations determined to reduce their cyber security risk posture, it is a capability that must be invested in. LogRhythm’s unified platform approach and flexible product architecture allow an organization to adopt and mature capabilities over time, comfortable in the fact that subsequent investments will build on previous steps along the maturity model. Download this article to learn more!

Mobility in Government Services: A Checklist Towards Regulatory Compliance

In the US, the story is already complex, and increasingly so. And the more regulations shift, the tougher it is for government organizations to keep up. In government organizations “nearly 60% say their mobile data protection policies are driven by both internal prioritization and federal and state requirements. However, technical controls to support policies are not always in place. For example, just 27% can prevent data from leaving secured devices.”

Making the Most of NETCENTS-2

The suite of contracts for IT products, infrastructure solutions and application services is mandatory for the Air Force. But it can be a valuable option for other agencies as well. Download this report to learn more details on how this massive acquisition vehicle can benefit your agency.

How Scientists Self-Assess

Download this informative Case Study, featuring Dr. Rosio Alvarez, CIO of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to learn how Google Apps enabled them to streamline the performance review process and make it simple, flexible, transparent and more importantly, easy.

Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

Learn how Dan McCrae, Director of IT Service Delivery Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used Google Apps to coordinate schedules, share documents, and create final reports - without the hassle of emailing attachments back and forth.

NETCENTS-2: New Air Force Contract Aims High

This mandatory use contract for the Air Force brings qualified vendors to the forefront, ensuring access to the best technologies at competitive pricing. Download this contract profile to learn how to make the most out of this contract’s product focus.

Flash Storage for Dummies

Flash technology is making quite a splash in the storage industry. Offering superior speed and reliability when compared to traditional hard disk drives, flash storage is a flexible and increasingly cost-effective technology that can be used to optimize enterprise storage environments running mission-critical, I/O intensive applications. Flash Storage For Dummies, NetApp 2nd Special Edition, explores the many uses and benefits of flash storage technology in the enterprise. From flash-accelerated storage to all-flash arrays, flash technology improves performance and increases reliability in storage infrastructures. Download now to learn more!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Revamps Operations with Nimble Storage

Download this informative Digital Dialogue, capturing highlights from a recent webcast event to learn how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is saving money and working smarter after implementing flash storage and predictive analytics at its data centers and regional offices.

Army ITES: Recharging the Enterprise

The manner in which the Army procures its technology to run the Army enterprise continues to evolve almost as rapidly as the technology itself. New and revised contract vehicles provide sensible, cost-effective means of equipping the Army with the latest technologies, including cybersecurity and mobile technology. As Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley says, new and emerging technologies could “deeply change the character of war.”

Human Outcome Analytics

It is becoming increasingly difficult for caseworkers and care providers to ensure healthy and productive lifestyles for individuals and families. The combination of assessing individual risk and aligning programming helps promote satisfying, productive family environments; adjust or reinforce positive individual behavior; aid in overcoming trauma and reduce or avoid risk. As a result, there is a pressing need for solutions to assess specifically what services are required at a given time for an individual or family. But by using predictive analytics technology, combining best practices in risk assessment with best-in-class analytic tools to better assess risk and determine near real-time outcome pathways, Human Outcome Analytics help practitioners provide the quality care families and individuals need.

Operational Intelligence is a Game-Changer

Too often agencies are managing the performance and security of their systems based on the limited set of data targeted by system and network monitoring tools. Here’s how agencies can translate that data into true operational intelligence that can transform the performance and security of the enterprise.

NETCENTS-2: Bringing Convergence to Defense

The relatively new NETCENTS-2 contract vehicle is a true evolution of earlier iterations. It is intended to provide faster, more flexible and more comprehensive access to a variety of technology categories. The contract aims to provide agencies with network-centric IT, networking, security, voice, video and data communications solutions and services not available through other mandatory-use DoD or Air Force contract formats.

Warrior Canine Connection: Innovating Building Renovation with Autodesk

With Building Information Models (BIM), stakeholders are empowered to make smarter decisions on maintenance repair and operations (MRO) projects. See how Autodesk is helping public sector agencies, such as Warrior Canine Connection, with MRO and BIM.