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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Cyberthreats continue to bring security concerns to government organizations. However, agencies are taking strong action and with the help of the CDM program, they can follow guidance to properly protect and defend their networks. In this helpful infographic, you’ll learn how taking a holistic approach to adopting CDM can help agencies combat new threats.
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In 2013 the US Fish and Wildlife Services found its old storage-area network reaching its end of life and becoming difficult to manage. The FWS decided to go with Nimble Storage and federal solutions partner IT Navigation. Nimble Storage utilizes flash in a fundamentally different way. This unique approach should result in very favorable performance for spindle metrics, data center environmental factors, and simplicity of use. Download this article to learn more!
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Gartner gives a breakdown of how different storage vendor systems compare to each other, giving the strengths and cautions of different known companies like IBM, Dell, and Nimble Storage . Download this informative white paper to see how Nimble Storage stacks up to the competition.
The performance benefits of all-flash storage might be clear, but there are other critical criteria when evaluating flash technology. Here are 5 insights that will help you ask the right questions during your evaluation.
Government agencies are under tremendous pressure to work faster, smarter and better. Many have embraced basic mobile device management and secure e-mail to help them achieve those goals. Now they’re realizing their employees need more and are recognizing the advantages of adding applications to provide secure mobile access to files, instant messaging and other job-specific tools. In this Executive Insights, we explore six strategies agencies can implement for improved mobile management.
To keep pace with technology modernization efforts, agencies need to find ways to improve how they ingest, manage, integrate and share large amounts of data from diverse sources. In this Enterprise Outlook, we explore how defining all moving pieces via software can help agencies achieve effective integration leading to benefits such as lower costs, greater agility and higher productivity.
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New, sophisticated cyber-attacks are outpacing organizations’ defenses and users are the weakest link. In 2016, most organizations were the victim of ransomware, BEC or spearphishing and 25% of them didn’t even know it! Download this whitepaper to lower your agency's odds of becoming a victim.
Advanced evasion techniques (AETs) are here to stay, and you need to know how to stop them. In this e-book, Forcepoint security expert Klaus Majewski explains how AETs defeat traditional security measures and how you can beat them, with special attention to the risks posed to industrial control systems.
Certification and accreditation (C&A) has been like alphabet soup. As it transitions to assessment and authorization (A&A), it’s time to sort through the confusion and identify which terms and processes apply in any given situation. This whitepaper details the cross domain solution (CDS) A&A processes being used by the Department of Defense (DoD), the Intelligence Community (IC) and Civilian government.
A high rate of Unintentional Insider Threats (UIT) sheds light on the demands of today’s
workplace culture in the United States. Work cultures are unlikely to change anytime soon, but there are tools and programs that can help any work environment with a UIT problem. To find out more, read the report.
Many organizations are seeing the need for change at a faster rate and with more consistent results. This balancing act is especially challenging in enterprise organizations. To succeed, enterprises must be able to rapidly change the way they create and deliver value to their customers. That means improving how they develop software and systems. The more complex, the more important collaboration, innovation, and speed become in ensuring success. As a development methodology, Agile is a major step in that direction, but Agile was developed for small teams, and by itself, does not scale to the needs of the larger enterprises and the systems they create. This whitepaper explains how tools like InQuisient’s IQ Agile Developer can solve that problem, applying the power of Agile in a package that allows your team to connect to all of its data, leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) to ensure success.
The larger the enterprise, the more IT assets there are to manage. Tracking all of these assets and keeping basic lists up-to-date are enormous, never-ending tasks, prone to human error simply because of the scope. And trying to align asset management with strategic planning is often out of reach because the two systems are so disparate. This whitepaper explains how tools like InQuisient’s IQ Asset Manager will help you to gain valuable insights into and management control of your ‘as-is’ software and hardware IT stack and your ‘to be’ IT portfolio, to identify gaps or overlaps. This capability makes managing your IT assets dramatically more accurate, allowing you to ensure your approved/unapproved lists are actionable.
Read the eBook to learn the difference between securing mobility and mobile security, why Enterprise Mobility Management/ Mobile Device Management (EMM/ MDM) solutions alone are not security, and the kinds of attacks your mobile fleet might be facing.
Mobile security presents one of the federal government’s biggest information technology challenges. Read the Lookout report to learn about the greatest risks, current security solutions, and the future for BYOD.
While there has been improvement in the amount of time an attacker spends in a network before detection — decreasing from years to days in many cases — the ongoing delay illustrates just how elusive attackers still are compared to an organization's ability to detect a problem. IDC believes that actionable threat intelligence is going to be a significant factor in improving this metric. Threat intelligence has historically been seen as a complex set of activities reserved for security operations centers (SOCs) and advanced security analysts. The tools to collect and apply threat intelligence have generally not existed commercially and the ability to integrate threat intelligence into the traditional security workflow has not been available. Over the last few years, threat intelligence has been growing in importance within the security workflow.
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