Technically News - 2/14

February 14, 2014

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.

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework

“It’s here, it’s here!” After months reporting about the NIST cybersecurity framework, we finally have the “final” version. As it should, NIST expects the framework to evolve overtime. They will spend the next six months attending events and hosting workshops to acquire insights for the next version. GovInfoSecurity has a complete breakdown.

Who Bears Blame for Data Center Consolidation Setbacks?

To us, this article isn’t really about the who. What this article inadvertently highlights are the main problems with government IT. It’s a lack of final ownership on projects; it’s a lack of IT standards across the public sector space; and it’s a lack of continued monitoring on projects. Read the Federal Times’ article here.

Cybersecurity Trends for 2014

Can you imagine the end of the internet? CBH can, and they’ve listed it in their Cybersecurity Trends for 2014 list. Among their other claims: a growing resistence to cloud technology, active defenses, and increased scrutiny of internal data use. Read more here.

The Outlook for Government IT Spending in 2014

DLT’s Chief Technology Officer, and frequent Technically Speaking blogger, Van Ristau was recently interviewed by American City & County on the trends he sees in state and local government IT. Among his observations are improvements on mobile security and greater confidence in spending due to a more stable federal government outlook. Read the entire interview here.

DLT Solutions Offers Amazon Cloud Services to Texas Schools, Public Sector

Finally, DLT was recently awarded a contract to provide cloud services to the Texas Department of Information Resources. Read the press release here.

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