Migrating large amounts of data between domains, platforms, technologies and formats is daunting, despite its increasing regularity. The NetApp Cloud Sync service is a simple, secure, and automated way to migrate data to any target, in the cloud or on site.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions and NetApp
Advanced cyber threats, cloud computing, and exploding traffic volume pose significant challenges if you are responsible for your organization’s network security and performance management. The concept of ‘network visibility’ is frequently introduced as the key to improvement. But what exactly is network visibility and how does it help an organization keep its defenses strong and optimize performance? This ebook, presented in the straight-forward style of the For Dummies series, describes the concept from the ground up. Download this guide to learn how to use a visibility foundation to access all the relevant traffic moving through your organization and deliver the information you need to protect and maximize customer experience.
Sponsored By Ixia, A Keysight Business
Successfully migrating data from in-house servers to the cloud can be a boon to federal agencies. Done well, cloud migration can dramatically improve the way government stores and uses data to attain their missions. But inhabiting the cloud doesn’t just happen. Getting there is a process that begins with planning and smart decision-making. Mapping a sensible route at the outset of the process greatly improves the odds of a smooth implementation and a seamless transition to the cloud. Among the most critical issues to consider are security and accreditation, including user authentication, monitoring, data reporting, and security perimeter protection.
Sponsored By Affigent, Oracle
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.
Sponsored By IBM
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.
Sponsored By General Dynamics Information Technology, Acquia, Dynatrace, Nuxeo, BMC, Hootsuite, Granicus, Carahsoft
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.
Sponsored By Pure Storage
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.
Sponsored By Microsoft
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.
Sponsored By CDW-G
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.
Sponsored By CenturyLink and Ciena
In the federal sector, building a modern information technology infrastructure is an endeavor that shouldn’t focus primarily on technology. IT is the means, not the end. Successful modernization efforts aim to help agencies achieve mission goals through better business operations, and information technology is the fundamental tool for reinventing operations.
Sponsored By CenturyLink
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.
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.
Sponsored 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.
Sponsored By KPMG
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.
Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks
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.
Over the past year, Gartner has provided important observations and guidance as to the shift in the mobile enterprise security market. Read this report to learn how to best navigate this changing market. You will also gain four key insights and recommendations to prepare for strategic conversations about reducing mobile risks and the value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Sponsored By Lookout
Digital services are the future of government. Yet despite the clear need for improved digital services, agencies without a mature digital strategy simply can’t get there. To achieve a successful and sustainable transformation, services must be anchored with reliable security. Download this special report to learn the six strategies agencies should adopt to ensure digital transformations are both effective and secure.
Sponsored By BlackBerry
Agencies are having to do more with less, but still must deliver efficient services to meet rising citizen expectations. This environment makes a compelling case for intelligent automation, which can help agencies improve interactions with their constituents and enhance employee job satisfaction. In this Guest Column, we hear from KPMG's Government Intelligent Automation Lead, Kirke Everson as he explains how intelligent automation can help agencies streamline operations and reduce costs.
Federal agency executives are making modernizing their IT a high priority. And it’s not just to provide citizens with the high-quality digital services they expect these days. There are federal mandates like FITARA. Plus it’s just good business sense. Many agencies are held back with legacy systems that are expensive to maintain, difficult to secure and integrate and simply don’t perform at the level required to support modern digital services. The cloud is emerging as the preferred platform to support these IT modernization efforts. The cloud provides the flexibility, agility and security government agencies need as they move to modernize IT.
Sponsored By Avere Systems
Despite some progress, agencies have a long way to go when it comes to FITARA. The most important thing is ensuring the foundation is in order before getting more ambitious. That means understanding all IT assets—cost, location, or potential redundancy. Download this IT Playbook to learn helpful tips to get your agency on the path to FIARA success.
Sponsored By HPE, Carahsoft
As budgets tighten, risks change, and government mandates grow, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) emerges as a way to minimize costs, avoid incidents, and simplify compliance. DLP tools identify exactly where data is at all times— at rest, in transit and in use. Download this whitepaper to find out the key capabilities needed to ensure the most comprehensive level of protection for your agency’s data.
Since its debut in 2013, the Air Force’s NETCENTS-2 family of IDIQ contracts has delivered a wide array of products and services from a variety of vendors. This is intended to help the Air Force and other eligible defense agencies standardize networks, encourage interoperability and manage IT requirements from an enterprise perspective. In this Contract Profile, we explore how NETCENTS-2 has evolved to keep up with increasing demand and ever-changing technology needs.
Sponsored By CDW-G, Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Dell EMC, NetApp