Tag: government

Policy, State & Local

How state, local government need to build a cyber resilience strategy for email

October 13, 2017

Via: StateScoop

As state and local government agencies fight against an onslaught of threats like ransomware and phishing, a standard cybersecurity strategic plan isn’t enough. Those threats are bombarding agencies at an unprecedented rate — and a good chunk of them are […]

Data Center, Infrastructure

Why tracking data centers is so hard

September 6, 2017

Via: FCW

The Office of Management and Budget recently reported that the government has closed about 1,900 data centers since the launch of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, saving almost $1 billion. It also lists the remaining data center […]

Federal, Policy

Artificial intelligence: 6 steps government agencies can take

August 31, 2017

Via: StateScoop

When citizens prefer interacting with cable television providers and credit card companies over dealing directly with government agencies, we know we have a problem. Government tech failures are legion, from such high profile meltdowns as the rollout of to […]

Federal, Policy

Financial experts shrug off Trump’s red meat threat to shut down the government

August 24, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down the U.S. government unless Congress funds his proposed border wall may have shaken stocks slightly on Wednesday, but his rhetoric was met with shrugs from traders and investors. “It probably will shut down, […]

Federal, Policy

Trump: I’m building the wall even ‘if we have to close down our government’

August 23, 2017

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would be willing to shut down the government in order to get the funding needed for his proposed border wall. “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall,” Trump […]

Big Data, Tech

ASPI urges government to see beyond the ‘hype’ of big data

August 4, 2017

Via: ZDnet

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has released a report canvassing the potential downsides of big-data analytics in the national security domain. In Big data in national security: Online resource, the think tank that advises Australia’s strategic and defence leaders […]

Federal, Policy

GAO Finds Phased Retirement Can Benefit Employees, Management

July 26, 2017

Via: Government Executive

Although the number of federal workers enrolled in the government’s phased retirement program remains minuscule, analysts say it could be a valuable tool for agencies to preserve institutional knowledge and plan for the future. As of Tuesday, 259 federal employees […]

Policy, State & Local

How local government IT leaders stay ahead of the curve on professional development

July 24, 2017

Via: StateScoop

Local government IT leaders rely heavily on conferences and webinars to hone their professional skill sets, according to an infographic from the Public Technology Institute. In a “quick poll” of local government IT officials, PTI found that 63 percent of […]

Operations Security, Security

US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports

July 20, 2017

Via: Tech Crunch

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

CSRA Creates New Cyber Leadership Role To Keep Government Agencies Secure In Moving To Cloud

July 19, 2017

Via: CRN

CSRA has promoted a technical expert to lead the company’s security charge, tasking him with training the company’s cyber-focused workforce and helping U.S. government agencies migrate to the cloud. The Falls Church, Va.-based company – No. 14 on the 2017 […]