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Rick Marcotte

Tuning NetBackup With Cloud premium
How to utilize multiple data streams and multiplexing with Veritas NetBackup   Since the time of my last blog on tuning NetBackup, there have been several advances on how to utilize cloud storage in your overall data protection strategy. In every NetBackup environment, there should be a NetBackup server, some systems to protect, (like an Exchange […]
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June 16, 2014
The Next Chapter in Federal Cybersecurity premium
I recently appeared on a panel for Federal Times at their “The Next Chapter in Federal Cybersecurity: Continuous Monitoring & Identity Access for Secure Networks” breakfast event. I was joined by Deborah Gallagher, Director, Identity Assurance & Trusted Access Division, Office of Governmentwide Policy, GSA and Paul Grant, Strategy Advisor for Cybersecurity, Defense Department, Office of the CIO. We didn’t get through all the questions so I thought I’d continue the conversation here.
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October 31, 2013
Health Informatics Cybersecurity | Main Categories of Risk premium
As we are at the close of this year's National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which also marked the launch of the Healthcare.gov web site, it seems fitting to take a look at healthcare-related cybersecurity risks.
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September 3, 2013
End of the Year as We Know IT premium
Crazy times. Furloughs froze contracting shops and requiring organizations. Last year's playbook for year-end opportunities is no good. Everybody – inside and outside of government – trying to work out what September will bring. Here's a take on how the Army will close ranks – from a fella who's spent some time in the foxhole.
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August 20, 2013
CEO Insight Part Two: Silver Linings in the New Normal premium
We’ve reached the halfway point of 2013, which also signals the beginning of the federal fiscal year end (FFYE). This is a good time to take a second and survey what we’ve seen so far and what we can expect over the next six months. This is part two of my CEO Insight in which I'll talk about cybersecurity, state and local, financing, and the federal fiscal year end.
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August 1, 2013
Can Software Save IT? premium
Seems like Fed IT innovators are tied to the rails as the big-iron locomotive careens down the track. A new MeriTalk study, “Innovation Inspiration: Can Software Save IT?,” tells us what we already know - we spend too much money updating and maintaining legacy systems. But, this isn’t all a doom-and-gloom story - there’s a glimpse of a super-hero option.
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July 16, 2013
CEO Insight: Contending with the New Normal in Public Sector premium
We’ve reached the halfway point of 2013, which also signals the beginning of the federal fiscal year end (FFYE). This is a good time to take a second and survey what we’ve seen so far and what we can expect over the next six months.
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GovDefenders Wednesdays | NASCIO Midyear Conference: Focus on Cybersecurity premium
DLT Solutions has been a corporate member of the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) for several years. We support the organization's conferences and serve on several NASCIO committees. This year's Midyear Conference was held in April in Washington D.C. and was attended by about 500 state CIOs, CIO staff members, and corporate sponsors. The event is usually rich with panels on topics of keen interest to members and presentations by Federal Government officials, and this year was no exception.
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April 3, 2013
GovDefenders Wednesdays | Are Your Paleolithic Post-Patch and Post-Phish Processes Leaving You in a Pickle? premium
Last month the National Institute of Standards (NIST) database of software vulnerabilities, the National Vulnerability Database (NVD), was taken offline for several days because it was discovered that the web servers hosting the NVD, as well as other government databases, had been compromised by a software vulnerability. In this blog, I’ll review the problem; next week I’ll identify tools and processes that can help solve the problem.
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March 12, 2013
CEO Insight: Professional Services Enables Government Efficiency premium
Government IT managers lack the in-house resources to expertly implement IT software, hardware, and systems. And with more budget cuts on the horizon, that gap will only widen. Earlier in the year, we expanded our Professional Services offering to help our customers.
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