Technically News - 5/23

May 23, 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.

Oracle Managed Cloud Services Earns Elite Status for Federal Deployments

Oracle’s Managed Cloud Services was recently granted a provisional authority to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). In doing so, Oracle became the first private cloud services provider to offer Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) using a hybrid-cloud environment. Read more now.

Federal IT Managers More Optimistic About Security Than Implementers

Here’s a perfect example of the gulf between those with data and those tasked with protecting it: a recent report from Hanover Research found that almost twice as many senior managers rate their agency’s cybersecurity as “excellent” or “above average” compared to implementers. Read more here.

Feds Could Save $20 Billion with Better IT Infrastructure Initiatives, Study Finds

A recent Meritalk study found that by the federal government might be leaving $20 billion in yearly savings on the table because of older infrastructure or not pursuing the newest infrastructure technology in five major categories: data center consolidation, virtualization, cloud, remote access, and infrastructure diversification. Read the results here.

Shifting Mindsets in the Physical World

We recently held our annual GovDefenders Virtual Event and a writer from Sour Security joined us. Earlier in the week he wrote about his experiences and John Slye, Deltek’s Security Analyst, “shifting mindsets and modes of operations.” Read that article here.