Whitepapers


The ERM Imperative for Federal Agencies: Enabling Risk-Based Decision-Making

Although enterprise risk management (ERM) is still a relatively new concept in the federal government, the increasing threat of cyberattacks and the interconnected nature of the digitalized world have required federal agencies to focus on identifying and managing large-scale organizational risk. But the unprecedented budget environment has placed pressure on the organizational cost structure, forcing agencies to rethink their infrastructures and resource management capabilities to maintain viability. Learn how your agency can be effective and efficient with creativity in their management and administration of their ERM programs to reduce risk.


Hyperconvergence Drives Digital Transformation

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.


Intelligent Automation Can Dramatically Improve Cybersecurity

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.


Advanced Analytics Still Rich with Untapped Potential for National Security

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.


Agencies Strive to Create DevOps Culture

As more agencies begin to adopt the DevOps approach to software development and delivery, they are realizing that building cross-functional teams is the secret to success. DevOps involves a fully automated, integrated and continues deployment process to help organizations quickly develop and release software. However, in order for DevOps to succeed, agencies must change the way they think, act, and interact with other - and changing the culture and mindset is often times a greater challenge than the technological changes. Learn more in this report which reviews discussions from a recent event on the topic.


The Next Generation of Tactical Data Centers

Battlefield information dominance and operational agility are necessities when the Defense Department sends warfighters into the field. Information is an essential weapon and the soldiers need lightweight and rugged infrastructure to support their mission-critical applications in theater. Download this informative report to learn what new solution is changing the game and see how it can work for you.


GameChanger: Driving the Mobile Workforce

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.


Reducing the Cost Burden of Operations and Maintenance with an Application Platform-as-a-Service

Currently, 68.6% of the federal IT budget is being spent on Operations and Maintenance, whereas 22.9% is being spent on Development, Modernization, and Enhancements. Read this eBook to see how Appian’s Application Platform-as-a-Service (aPaaS) low-code application development platform can take a difficult and expensive systems portfolio and turn it into a cost and time efficient approach.


Infographic and White Paper: Time for Governments to Improve Citizen Services

What are you doing to redefine the flow of information at your agency? In an age in which citizens' expectations of services are rapidly increasing, governments must rise to the challenge and are being pushed to transform how they deliver these services. Improvements in communication and digital customer service will save citizens time, increase the use of government services and reduce agency workloads. Learn more now.


FAA's SAVES Program Eyes the Future

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.


The Staying Power of SEWP

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.


Master the Windows 10 Migration

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.