Technically News - 11/25

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.

AWS WorkSpaces May Spark Federal Demand for Desktop-as-a-Service

Where do you go once you’ve conquered Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service? Amazon Web Services (AWS) turns to desktops. Last week, they announced Amazon WorkSpaces, a new managed Desktop-as-a-Service offering. Read about it on GCN.

Agency CIOs Thinking Smarter as IT Spending Declines

The saying, “Work smart, not hard,” is the rallying cry of agency CIOs, whose budgets are increasing at a rate only matched by the expectations placed on them. Casey Coleman, CIO of the General Services Administration, believes in data center consolidation; Joe Klimavicz, the CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is focusing on shared services. Read their opinions now. Federal News Radio spoke with them about their strategies.

Congress Embarks on Government IT Reform

Congress can’t agree on much, but they do agree that the government’s IT process needs fixing. Rep. Darrell Issa, a republican, and Rep. Gerald Connolly, a democrat, have written the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). It’s primary goal is to elevate the authority of CIOs, giving them more responsibility and a voice in agency budgets. It’s passed the House and now waits in the Senate. National Journal has the story.

How Federal Cybersecurity Measures Can Apply to Healthcare

While’s turmoil has caused problems, it has also brought to light an area of cybersecurity the media has ignored: healthcare. While hospitals and practitioners move your medical records from paper to digital, its security has not scaled with it. GovHealth IT talks about healthcare’s risk management in this article.

DLT Builds Navy New Portal to Manage Oracle Tools

DLT Solutions is helping the Navy manage their software with the introduction of customized customer portals. They allow IT managers the ability to review purchase history, agreements, access product information, and track distributions. GCN has the full story, including the features included in the offering.