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March 22, 2017
How Agencies Not Impacted by the Federal Hiring Freeze Can Woo Cybersecurity Talent premium
Fighting hackers is hard enough, but a huge shortage of cyber workers could leave the government exposed. According to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were more than 209,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S. in 2016, although the number could be as high as 350,000. And while the federal government has significantly […]
March 8, 2017
A Government Buyer’s Guide to Flash Storage premium
As costs have declined, all-flash storage has become the de facto enterprise standard for primary storage and the foundation for any cloud – internal, SaaS, or public. For the public sector, flash can address agency modernization efforts (mobile, data analytics and cloud) and help cut costs and reduce power and space requirements, despite growing data […]
March 6, 2017
Opening New Possibilities for Government IT in 2017 premium
For the past few years, the word “open” has been a cornerstone of government IT. Not open in terms of security, of course—that would never do—but open in relation to technology that allows for greater agility and flexibility, as outlined in the Federal Source Code Policy. In 2017, the conversation around openness has expanded to […]
February 23, 2017
Protect Sensitive CAD Data: 5 Steps to Reducing Data Leakage Risks premium
CAD files are highly valued and frequently shared and exchanged. But CAD files often contain confidential information and IP which can have legal data protection obligations. To protect these files collaborators may use email encryption programs, network file share access control, secure file transfer protocol, mobile device management, enterprise and cloud-based content management, and so […]
February 14, 2017
How Smaller IT Shops Can Control the Cost of SIEM premium
A security information and event management (SIEM) system is an essential part of any security strategy and can help you pass a compliance audit (think ISO 27001, which requires event data to be aggregated from multiple systems). But SIEMs can be expensive, time-consuming, and hard work, especially for smaller, resource-constrained government IT departments, which often […]
February 7, 2017
Securing the Cyber Frontlines with the Right Workforce and Collaboration premium
Last month’s ICIT Winter Summit hosted a packed house of cybersecurity thought leaders from the industry and the public sector. The summit convened with an opening keynote on Securing the Cyber Frontline from Brigadier General (Ret.) Greg Touhill, former Federal CISO. After Touhill’s speech, in which he delivered his recommendations for national cybersecurity strategy, the expert […]
February 1, 2017
Self-Service Data Analytics Makes it Easy to Prep, Blend, and Analyze Big Data premium
As federal, state and local agencies amass more and more structured and unstructured data, the use of data analytics can help save time and resources in making informed decisions based on that data. However, challenges remain as agencies struggle to find the right skill set and manage the complexity of implementations for multi-structured data platforms. […]
January 19, 2017
Managing Today’s Virtualization Challenges by Looking at the Past and Predicting the Future premium
Can you afford for your team to lose eight hours a day? According to the 2016 State of Data Center Architecture and Monitoring and Management report by ActualTech Media in partnership with my company, SolarWinds, that’s precisely what is happening to today’s IT administrators when they try to identify the root cause of a virtualization […]
January 9, 2017
How to Import GIS Data into AutoCAD Civil 3D premium
CAD and GIS data have traditionally existed in two separate domains. Yet, the explosion of GIS data is leading these two worlds to merge. According to P&S Market Research, the GIS market is expected to increase from $7,612.9 million in 2014 to reach $14,623.8 million by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 11.4%. The government sector accounts for a […]
December 29, 2016
Developing CAD Standards: A How-to for Busy Government CAD Managers premium
Thanks to the increase in frequency of digital design data exchange between public sector agencies and outside firms, the adoption of CAD standards has grown exponentially in recent years. In fact, the General Services Administration (GSA) sets mandatory procedures for architects and engineers to follow for the creation and delivery of all drawings to GSA […]