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Archive: February 2013

TLS 2013: The IC and Recovery Board Make the Business Case for Big Data Pilot Program

Posted on February 26, 2013

The Intelligence Community (IC) is often the earliest adopter of the latest innovations that eventually make their way through the entire government. When it comes to big data, this is no exception. From connecting all data sets from multiple mission directorates into one computational environment; sharing information across multiple agencies; and combining the efforts of data analysts, computer scientists, mathematicians and engineers, the IC is always forward thinking when it comes to leveraging and managing big data.  Read More

Next week, Federal Computer Week and GTSI are hosting a Technology Leadership Series event on “Big Data Analytics in the New Budget Reality” at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. The event will bring together speakers from across civilian and DoD agencies, as well as top industry data analytics providers. Key discussions will focus on successful big data analytics implementations, as well demonstrations of emerging technologies in this arena.  Read More

Doctors Drive BYOD Efforts at Department of Veterans Affairs

Posted on February 18, 2013

It is often the most motivated professionals who create new ways for collaborating and sharing information. In many organizations, employees often take the initiative to leverage nontraditional applications like Google Docs and calendar applications from In the private sector, this take-charge initiative is laudable. However, in the government arena, it can create major security challenges that are difficult to fully control.  Read More

Big Data Analytics in a New Government Budget Reality

Posted on February 13, 2013

Government agencies are facing the perfect storm when it comes to managing big data. The amount of data is growing at a mind-numbing pace, while budgets for leveraging these resources is diminishing at the same rate. With the OMB asking that all agencies reduce their IT budgets by 10 percent – in its FY2014 budget guidance – how will agencies effectively manage the transition to big data? Fortunately, data analytics, a next-generation of technologies and architectures designed to extract value from very large volumes and varieties of data, is an emerging solution.  Read More


RSA Conference 2019

Posted on January 08, 2019 0 comments
Category: Cybersecurity

As cyber attacks have become an ever present occurrence many agencies are still not prepared to prevent all threats. UNICOM Government together with Dell EMC will be showcasing our joint security solution at RSA 2019 that encompasses network and data center security solutions protect high value data and data center resources with threat defense, highly secure virtualization, segmentation and policy control.  Read More


IT Modernization in the Trump Age

Posted on April 18, 2017 0 comments
Category: Cybersecurity

The Federal government is losing billions of dollars each year funding legacy systems. A report from IDC Government Insights shows that some agencies allocate upwards of 90 percent of their IT budgets to operations and maintenance. And, in a recent MeriTalk article, the Government Accountability Office’s Head Gene Dodaro noted legacy IT systems pose a serious obstacle to cybersecurity best practices. The answer is clear: Modernization.  Read More


Staying Secure in an Always Connected World

Posted on March 20, 2017 0 comments
Category: Internet of Things

Feds bring the constantly connected mindset from their personal lives, to work, along with new expectations. For example, the ability to take and share a photo instantly. Instant messaging. Social collaboration. And access to information – all needed/desired information – anywhere, anytime.  Read More


The DCOI Journey: Simplifying Your Data Center

Posted on February 07, 2017 0 comments
Category: Data Center

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the “Energy Efficient Government Technology Act,” which will place energy efficiency standards on Federal data centers and require OMB to collaborate with agencies on plans to purchase and use energy efficient data center technologies.  Read More


Investment in quality technology is aiding governments improve transparency

Posted on September 01, 2016 0 comments
Category: Technology

This past week, the town of Gallipolis, Ohio, made its financial records available to the public, the Gallipolis Daily Tribune reported. While this probably wasn't the biggest news story of 2016, it is reflective of an exciting state, and nationwide, trend.  Read More


How vulnerable are US voting machines to foreign hackers?

Posted on August 10, 2016 0 comments
Category: Cybersecurity

The recent hack of Democratic National Committee computers, attributed by authorities to Russia, has many Americans worried about foreign influence swaying the upcoming presidential election.  Read More


Data mapping is changing government

Posted on June 29, 2016 0 comments
Category: Data Center

Geographical information systems are evolving and so are the governments that are using them.  Read More

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