Technically News – 6/27

June 27, 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.

Successful Software Projects Are No Accident

Bucking the trend of piling onto failed government IT projects, GCN recently published an article praising government software successes. They took a step forward and highlighted what those projects did right. Read it here.

Symantec Launches Cybersecurity Program to Bridge Workforce Gap

A lot of organizations, including the government, and people, including President Obama, are continually talking about the gap in cybersecurity talent. This week, Symantec announced that they’re going to do something about it. Read about their new cybersecurity educational program here.

CIA Information Chief Talks Cloud Computing, Culture Clash at Amazon Event

Doug Wolfe, the CIA’s chief information officer, spent fifteen minutes explaining why he and his agency chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) as their cloud platform of choice. Re/code published a recap you should read. In it, Wolfe talks about cloud security and culture clashes.

5 Tips for Building BYOD Programs for Local Government

While most articles on government IT focus on the federal and state levels, Government Technology wrote a recent piece focusing on the smaller, but just as important, local government agencies. In it they laid out five bring your own device (BYOD) tips customized to their unique needs. Read it here.

Chris LaPoint on Info Security and Automation in Government IT

Finally, Executive Biz wrote an article based on our recent conversation with Chris LaPoint, SolarWinds’ vice president of product management. It was on information security and automation in government IT. Read their article here and ours here.