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Brian Strosser

June 4, 2019
Leverage DLT’s Growing Portfolio During State Fiscal Year-End premium
Many states’ fiscal years are quickly coming to an end, and at DLT we’re committed to making the job of the procurement officer as easy as possible as they scramble to make smart and responsible purchasing decisions with remaining taxpayer dollars. Part of this process is raising awareness of what’s new in our extensive portfolio of […]
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June 4, 2019
5 Ways Tech Vendors Can Make It Through State Fiscal Year-End with Their Sanity Intact premium
If you’re a technology solutions vendor, you’re about to enter a crazy busy time of year. It’s state and local government fiscal year-end season! The days are getting longer, and time is running out to close those year-end sales deals before June 30th. Work is already a top source of stress for many Americans – […]
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March 22, 2019
As Cyber Threats Worsen, Market Opportunities Grow premium
Cybersecurity endures as a top priority for federal agencies, the Trump administration, and Congress. So whatever other budget battles that might lie ahead, cyber will remain an important opportunity. In fact, two recent reports ought to scare the heck out of not just agency managers but pretty much every American. In January the intelligence community […]
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January 30, 2019
Making the Switch from DevOps to DevSecOps premium
DevOps became part of the fashionable lexicon for software development a few years ago. The government, at least here and there, has adopted the concept enthusiastically. More recently and with growing urgency, the syllable “Sec” – for security – has joined the DevOps concept. Many federal IT shops call it DevSecOps. But what exactly is […]
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January 24, 2019
2019 is the Year When Hybrid Cloud Becomes the New Normal for Government premium
2019 will be the year of the hybrid cloud, claim federal executives. As offices like FedRAMP, OMB, and GSA continue to promote cloud computing as the path to IT modernization, hybrid cloud can help alleviate the regulatory compliance and security requirements that agencies must adhere to. With a hybrid strategy, agencies can maintain legacy applications […]
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January 11, 2019
How the Government Shutdown is Being Felt Beyond the Beltway premium
The ongoing 2018-2019 government shutdown which directly impacts 800,000 federal workers is on its way towards being the longest in history with President Trump saying it could continue for months or years. The longer the shutdown lasts the wider the impacts to government systems, programs, citizens and businesses. Here are some expected and unexpected fallouts […]
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December 17, 2018
For a Better Customer Experience, Look to the Cloud premium
The service-to-the-citizen movement is adding oomph to federal agencies’ adoption of cloud computing. And vice versa. Note that the Obama-era cloud-first policy was reiterated in the Trump administration’s President’s Management Agenda. Maturation of the Federal and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, has somewhat simplified the process. A range of software-as-a-service products has received the FedRAMP […]
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October 29, 2018
Government Cloud Computing Gets Renewed Emphasis premium
The Obama and Trump administrations may not have a lot in common. But encouraging federal agencies to move their computing workloads to cloud services providers has been a definite point of policy continuity. Recall that during the Obama years, cloud and a fresh data center consolidation initiative roughly coincided. (I say “fresh” because of presidential […]
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September 24, 2018
FFYE: 5 Ways Federal Agencies Can Plan Now for Next Year’s Busy Buying Season premium
With Federal Fiscal Year End rapidly approaching, government buyers can breathe a sigh of relief that the spending frenzy is almost over. But, you’re probably reading stories and anecdotes in the media about examples of wasteful spending that occurred during the last few weeks of the fiscal year as agencies rushed to spend their “use […]
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During FFYE, Good Requirements Help Both Government and Industry premium
The old business adage runs, “Nothing happens until somebody sells something.” To which you might add this corollary: nothing good happens in the absence of strong requirements. It’s generally incumbent on the government to write requirements on which contractors bid. The reality is far more complicated. Fairly simple requirements for standard, commercial products give way […]
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