Technically News - 6/10

June 10, 2013

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.

When Disaster Strikes, Will Federal Data Be Safe?

According to a MeriTalk survey of 150 federal defense and civilian IT managers, agency officials are not testing their disaster recovery solutions as often as they should. “Disaster Unpreparedness” takes an in-depth look at the problem, discovering facts like although IT managers give themselves a high grade in data backup and recovery, only 8% of them are confident with their solution. Read more about the results in this GCN article.

Dell, Oracle form Strategic Partnership for Integrated Systems

Two of the biggest IT provides in the world are integrating their hardware and software through a new partnership. Oracle will deliver software on Dell x86 server platforms to fully optimize those systems and offer holistic support. Oracle software optimized for the servers include Oracle’s database, middleware, and applications, as well as, Oracle Enterprise Manager. Read more about this partnership over at InfoWorld.

Translating Good Intentions Into Effective Cybersecurity Policy

Governments around the world are debating cybersecurity policy. And in an effort to be inclusive, are considering opinions from business leaders, consultants, citizens, and each other. However, how do you implement the legislation needed to protect our networks and at the same time, realizing your good intentions? VP of Trustworthy Computing, Scott Charney has written a piece hoping to answer that question – Translating Good Intentions Into Effective Cybersecurity Policy.

25 Most Influential Government CIOs

InformationWeek recently recognized their 25 most influential government CIOs. Among the characteristics they looked for were the ability to wear many hats, manage IT costs, and innovate. The top three were Lonny Anderson, National Security Agency; Frank Baitman, Health and Human Services; Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, Airforce. Read about these CIOs and find out who else made the list by reading this InformationWeek article.