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Applications, Infrastructure

Some States Allow You to Register to Vote on Election Day. Here’s the List

November 5, 2018

Via: Fortune

Election Day in the United States is less than 24 hours away. For those of you who have forgotten or neglected to register to vote, there are a number of states in which all is not lost. If you live […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Unified Communications

DHS sets two-pronged approach to EIS adoption

October 8, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is moving ahead with its plans to leverage the federal government’s $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize the DHS’ sprawling IT operations, according to the agency’s CIO. This past summer, DHS brought in two […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

Get ready for a ‘text’ from POTUS

October 3, 2018

Via: FCW

The mobile device-owning public won’t be able to opt out a test of the presidential-level Wireless Emergency Alert on Oct. 3, according to senior officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission. The two agencies are […]

Applications, Infrastructure

How Face ID could be a game-changer for aggressive US border agents

October 1, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple’s Touch ID is already on its way out. Just five years ago, iPhones began getting the famed fingerprint scanner that makes unlocking your phone dozens of times a day even easier. But all of the new iPhones released this […]

Applications, Infrastructure

Apple will require all apps to have a privacy policy as of October 3

August 31, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

Apple is cracking down on apps that don’t communicate to users how their personal data is used, secured or shared. In an announcement posted to developers through the App Store Connect portal, Apple says that all apps, including those still […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy

New DHS center to address cyber gaps

August 1, 2018

Via: FCW

The leader of the Department of Homeland Security called on the federal government and private-sector firms to “crowdsource” defense of U.S. critical infrastructure as the threat of cyber attacks surpasses that of another monumental physical attack. “Cyber threat collectively now […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure

Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

July 2, 2018

Via: FCW

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration’s pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency’s legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges. If confirmed, Rettig, a tax attorney, will face the […]

Applications, Infrastructure

DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

June 18, 2018

Via: FCW

When it comes to IT acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security wants what most every agency wants: to get things done faster, cheaper and with more oversight. William Pratt, the director of strategic technology management in DHS’ Office of the […]

Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

How AI Can Combat Labor Displacement

June 11, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence just might be as much a prevention or cure for job loss as a cause. As artificial intelligence enters all aspects of our everyday lives, we must contend with the potential social, economic, and managerial consequences of large-scale […]

Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new […]