Government

October 29, 2018
Government Cloud Computing Gets Renewed Emphasis premium
The Obama and Trump administrations may not have a lot in common. But encouraging federal agencies to move their computing workloads to cloud services providers has been a definite point of policy continuity. Recall that during the Obama years, cloud and a fresh data center consolidation initiative roughly coincided. (I say “fresh” because of presidential […]
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September 27, 2018
As Government Cloud Adoption Reaches Inflection Point, Cyber Teams Must Prepare premium
Cloud adoption among government agencies is reaching an inflection point. Driven by the cloud’s cost-efficiencies and ability to offer an improved citizen experience, faster delivery of mission capabilities, agile development, and scale applications up and down, much of the initial reticence about cloud models is dissipating. FedRAMP has played a big part in accelerating cloud […]
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During FFYE, Good Requirements Help Both Government and Industry premium
The old business adage runs, “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” To which you might add this corollary: nothing good happens in the absence of strong requirements. It’s generally incumbent on the government to write requirements on which contractors bid. The reality is far more complicated. Fairly simple requirements for standard, commercial products give way […]
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Tom Temin: Understanding the Color of Federal Money premium
Congress first enacted federal appropriations law in 1809. It’s kept lawyers, contractors, and judges busy ever since. A question arising in many sellers’ minds at this time of year is, what money is available for contracts in more than one fiscal year? Typically Congress appropriates the bulk of contracting dollars to be obligated and disbursed in […]
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Breakthrough in Ransomware Prevention is Good News for Government Agencies premium
Ransomware is quickly becoming the favored means for criminals to extract a profit from unsuspecting villains – most notably in the public sector. Throughout 2017 ransomware grabbed the headlines – WannaCry, Petya, etc. – both of which targeted government agencies. When they succeed the implications can be serious. Licking County in Ohio fell victim to […]
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February 2, 2018
Best Practices for Moving your Government Databases to the Cloud premium
Are you thinking of moving your databases to the cloud? Perhaps, you’re thinking about transitioning to database-as-a-service (DBaaS)? But what’s involved? What hurdles must be overcome and how do you chart a path to cloud migration of your most sensitive workloads? Why Move Databases to the Cloud? Migrating to the cloud offers several benefits to […]
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January 23, 2018
Even When the Lights Go Out in Government, Data Never Sleeps premium
Government shutdowns are a costly business. The 2013 shutdown cost $24 billion in lost economic output while the 1996 shutdown resulted in $2.1 billion in government costs. We are yet to learn the impact, if any, of the three-day 2018 shutdown. But, what we do know is that shutdowns are not universal. For many critical […]
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valerie.rider@dlt.com'
January 22, 2018
How Agencies Can Reduce the Impact of Shutdowns on Employee Morale premium
Shutdown, sequestration, budget cuts. With challenges like these, how can government agencies even attempt to build and sustain an engaging workplace where employees are satisfied, productive, committed and, let’s face it, less likely to leave. What’s more, many agencies are facing the loss of institutional knowledge as experienced personnel retire.  The U.S. Office of Personnel […]
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December 13, 2017
8 Tips for Monitoring and Identifying Pesky Government Website Issues premium
Government websites can’t afford downtime. Even if they aren’t losing revenue because of un-scheduled outages, latency, DNS attacks and so on, the public loss of access to resources and employee loss of productivity is frustrating and stressful, as well as a public relations nightmare. It’s also a big distraction for IT operations. Website performance issues […]
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December 1, 2017
This is Why 2018 Will Be the Year of Blockchain in Government premium
There’s been a lot of buzz about blockchain in 2017. It was only a few months ago in March 2017 that Betanews predicted that blockchain would be the buzzword that would take 2017 by storm. And it did, expanding beyond the financial community where it’s had a home for several years and breaking into other […]
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