Defense readiness depends on technology; and not just advanced weaponry, but technology that helps the military maintain the readiness of those systems. Defense agencies are increasingly turning to advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, the cloud, and advanced data analytics to maintain a peak level of readiness.
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Positive interactions between citizens and government agencies don’t happen without some forethought and effort, especially where technology is concerned. Citizens interacting with the government expect the same type of service they receive from online commercial companies: fast, easy, and user-friendly. Can agencies deliver? At a recent Citizen Engagement Summit, government and industry experts discussed best methods.
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Are you capitalizing on the full potential of data analytics? In our big data primer, you’ll learn how to overcome key challenges facing organizations today. The future belongs to organizations that leverage their data most effectively, so don't wait.
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The Department of Defense has many reasons to move quickly on cloud migration, not the least of which is to enable emerging technologies, which are necessary to increasing operational speed and agility. The military has multiple options for cloud, but only a hybrid cloud model will give the DoD and services the single, consistent orchestration of services across public- and private cloud that is needed. Read more about what the DoD can accomplish with a hybrid cloud.
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The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.
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As agencies modernize with technologies such as high-definition content, internet-based sensors and artificial intelligence, they can bump up against network problems in the form of insufficient capacity, flexibility or scalability. Some older networks with manual processes and legacy protocols can’t adjust to the demands of the new technologies. Two industry leaders have come together with a fix: adaptive networking.
Read how this solution is helping agencies reach their modernization goals.
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You might find yourself staring in your metaphorical IT drawers and asking yourself how you ended up with the kind of IT sprawl that is hard to support and fit into your budget. You might even find that on top of too much to support, you have those legacy systems – the ones that aren’t secure, don’t have a mobile component or are feature poor – the ones that cost so much to hold together that you can’t afford to replace them. You’re trapped!
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Government agencies own vast data stores that hold the keys to infinite information – if they know how to access it. Federal leaders have forced the issue of better data management for years, and agencies are working to comply. When they think about IT modernization, they must consider the type and source of data they manage, what kind of storage they use, and if that data is available in the most cost-effective way. The best solution, of course, is visibility.
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One of the best benefits of digital services is being able to do business 24/7. People expect to log on any time from any place and access government services, especially during peak seasons such as tax filing or hurricane season. One of the best ways to meet that demand without working employees around the clock is with chatbots. Read how Oracle Public Sector is using chatbots to help government agencies provide the best possible citizen services.
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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.
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.
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It’s not easy wrestling the cloud into submission. Using a smart platform and a tag-team approach can make the difference. Rubrik’s platform helps agencies get into the cloud, shrink data center footprints by 30 to 50 percent and automate time-consuming tasks. The right tool can also use automation to eliminate or shrink time-consuming tasks performed by employees. Rubrik’s self-learning system finds new ways to unburden human capital by automating and simplifying workers’ tasks. Download Now
Many federal agencies continue to struggle with making the transition to the cloud. Working with an industry partner can help by providing scalability, flexibility and cost savings. A product like the Rubrik Cloud Data Management platform efficiently manages data in the cloud by consolidating multiple functions – backup, recovery, archiving, search, analytics and compliance functions – across the data center and the cloud.
It’s been seven years since the federal government began migrating operations to the cloud, and the potential payoff from such a transition remains sky-high. The question is how quickly agencies will fully realize that longstanding forecast and catch up to the private sector. Numerous obstacles, including security concerns and the complexity of transforming legacy systems, have prevented some agencies from making progress toward cloud migration’s ultimate goals – or even starting. The silver lining, experts say, is that migration to the cloud can begin without having a deep understanding of the technology at the outset.
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.
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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.
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.”
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The shift from Enterprise Content Management (ECM) to Content Services goes far deeper than a mere name change. Modern content services solutions can intelligently connect application platforms and components. A content services platform can intelligently integrate core business systems to expedite finding information, deliver content, and streamline business processes.
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Government agencies continue to move toward digitization to meet citizen demands and federal mandates. However, they are hampered by legacy content and case management systems and process. They need to be able to digitize and automate their workflows. Agencies need to apply modern content services to operate more efficiently and ensure version control, robust tracking, automated processes, and workflow.
The challenges of content management have evolved as the very nature of content has evolved. When Enterprise Content Management (ECM) first emerged, the goal was to have all content in a single ECM repository. However, the volume and variety of content makes that a profound challenge. Content is also stored in many different places, which adds to the access challenge. A modern content strategy must be appropriately geared to meeting these challenges.
As government agencies continue to become increasingly digital, older content management systems and strategies are no longer sufficient. Agencies need to manage various types of modern digital content like videos, photos, and unstructured social media. Modern Content Services can help agencies get the most value from their data, increase efficiency, improve citizen engagement, and ensure compliance.
Managing content and data is critical to agency operations. Extracting the full measure of value from unstructured data is top of mind. Agencies need help surmounting challenges in four significant areas
When an agency’s content is spread across multiple systems, locating and organizing that data is an increased challenge. Agencies need rapid access to all information relating to save time and increase productivity. Content federation capabilities can help bring together information residing in other locations and expediently deliver that information to the workforce where and when it’s required.
This Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) addresses the Content Services Platforms (CSP) market; it is an evolution of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Magic Quadrant.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Legacy IT systems can hamper government modernization efforts, but replacing them isn’t the only answer. Agencies also must move to the cloud.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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