Tag: government

Federal, Policy

Trump signs massive spending deal into law and ends year’s second government shutdown

February 9, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way […]

Data Center, Infrastructure, Networking, Tech

Illinois issues promising first report on blockchain in government

February 7, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The State of Illinois has released its first report about blockchain, just over a year after it first announced its intention to investigate the distributed ledger technology. The report, released on Jan. 31, is primarily accessible on the InterPlanetary File […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Utah government now blocking up to 900 million cyberattacks daily

February 1, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Utah state government experiences more than 300 million cyberattacks daily. That’s on a good day. Some days they see 900 million cyberattacks. Two years ago, though, there were only 150 million daily attempts to hack into their system. This new […]

Federal, Policy

Senate votes to end shutdown

January 23, 2018

Via: FCW

A midday procedural vote in the Senate cleared the way for a temporary spending bill to reopen the federal government. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to end debate and move to pass a three-week continuing resolution, which would fund the federal […]

Federal, Mobility, Policy, Tech

New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech

January 12, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

There’s more misery ahead for Huawei, which just saw AT&T pull out of a deal to carry its first smartphone, and fellow Chinese tech firm ZTE. The duo are well known for their growing smartphone businesses worldwide, but it is […]

Federal, Policy

Trump’s ‘Big, Beautiful Tax Cut’ Holds Some Big Unknowns for Government

January 4, 2018

Via: Government Executive

At President Trump’s big pre-Christmas tax cut celebration, he proudly told everyone, “I promised the American people a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas.” And, he added, “that is exactly what they are getting.” The spin machines are going full […]

Federal, Policy

Analysis: What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for the Defense Department?

December 20, 2017

Via: Government Executive

What happens to the Defense Department when the federal government shuts down? I can shed some light on this; in October 2013, I was a DoD civilian charged with helping to ensure an orderly shutdown for the Office of the […]

Big Data, Tech

How data analytics improves government responsiveness

December 13, 2017

Via: FCW

We talk a lot about open data, IT modernization and evidence-based policymaking but not nearly enough about how data analytics can enable a more efficient and effective government. After all, what is it that resides in those systems we are […]

Infrastructure, Networking

Government dollars for IoT: Large and unbalanced

December 4, 2017

Via: FCW

Over the past several years, the government has made significant progress is the adoption of connected devices, along with the software and security that helps make them run. According to a report by the contract and spending analysis firm Govini, […]


Enrollment for threat sharing program continues to lag

November 2, 2017

Via: FCW

The federal government has big plans for a public-private cybersecurity information exchange, if only it can get buy-in from the private sector. Acting federal Chief Information Security Officer Grant Schneider told attendees at a Nov. 1 information sharing conference in […]