Government

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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DLT Solutions
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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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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DLT Solutions
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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DLT Solutions
November 30, 2017
Blockchain Technology: A Primer for Government premium
The use of blockchain technology by government agencies is moving at a fast pace. In the past few months, both the Department of Defense and Department of State are reported to be eyeing the technology behind the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. What is Blockchain Technology? A blockchain is essentially a distributed database, like a spreadsheet or ledger, […]
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Why and How to Shed Light on Your Agency’s Dark Data premium
“Dark data” – by that we mean data that’s been stored away in some IT system and untouched for years, is about to come out of the shadows. Thanks to big data technologies it’s become easier than ever to extract new business value from information assets that haven been collected, processed and stored away (either […]
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As DoD Eyes Internet of Things for New Uses Cases, Security Concerns Remain premium
The “Internet of Things” isn’t exactly a new concept, Kevin Ashton coined the term the Internet of Things as far back as 1999. Now, 15 years later, the Department of Defense (DoD) is eager to exploit it. What is the Internet of Things? Simply put, the “Internet of Things” or IoT, for short, refers to the next […]
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