Technically News – 2/11

Technically News scans thousands of industry articles to present you with a weekly source of IT news, information, and ideas that impact the public sector.

DLT Solutions Adds AWS GovCloud To Its Cloud Services

DLT Solutions recently announced they are adding Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud to its cloud portfolio. "In the last year, we've seen federal [and state] organizations dip their toes into the public cloud after seeing proof of development tests…," David Blankenhorm, DLT’s chief cloud technologist, said. Read CRN’s breakdown to learn why agencies are becoming more comfortable with public cloud services.

NIST Wants Your Advice on Cybersecurity Document

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants your thoughts on its final SP 800-53 draft – a 455-page document focusing on topics ranging from mobile and cloud computing technologies, guidance for handling insider threats, and supply chain risk. Read SP 800-53 here.

Red Hat Embraces BYOD

Faced with a trend spreading across the private and public sectors, Red Hat is fully on board with Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD). Not only are they encouraging their employees to bring them, they are asking for recommendations on apps the company can use to be more efficient. CITE World explores this trend and Red Hat’s unique approach.

Steps for Protecting Your Data Center After Virtualization

Shannon Sbar, VP of Channel at APC by Schneider Electric, explains what data centers should do after virtualization. She talks about the difficulties managers have when only looking to hybrid clouds and forgetting their on-site physical equipment. Shannon offers steps for protecting your data center after virtualization.

State of the Union to Discuss Cybersecurity

Tomorrow, President Obama is going to give his State of the Union address. In his speech, President Obama will talk about our nation’s growing cybersecurity threat. Recent attacks on private and public sector organizations have forced the government to take action. Reports out of Washington say the President is near issuing an executive order on cybersecurity.