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Maximizing Existing Data Centers, Post Consolidation

Posted on March 28, 2013
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As part of the Federal CIO’s Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is pushing for ways to not only reduce the number of data centers, but also maximize the existing data centers. As such, the Federal CIO’s office has created PortfolioStat, which aims to root out waste and data center inefficiencies. The main vision of this effort is to focus on efficiency, storage and energy usage metrics.  Read More

On February 27, 2013, Federal Computer Week and GTSI hosted a Technology Leadership Series event on “Big Data Analytics in the New Budget Reality” at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. We were fortunate enough to spend time with Kapil Bakshi, Chief Architect and Strategist, Cisco, who highlighted the future trends in Big Data and government. Mr. Bakshi discussed how we are getting past the “hype cycle” and government agencies are now truly leveraging structured and unstructured data.  Read More

Cyber Threats Against U.S. Are “Prevailing”

Posted on March 18, 2013
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Last week was very busy in terms of cybersecurity and our nation. On Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing and Gen. Keith Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the National Security Agency, warned of a growing “roster of actors” that are threatening U.S. interests.  Read More

On February 27, 2013, Federal Computer Week and GTSI hosted a Technology Leadership Series event on “Big Data Analytics in the New Budget Reality” at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. The event brought together speakers from across civilian and DoD agencies, as well as top industry data analytics providers. Key discussions focused on successful big data analytics implementations, as well as demonstrations of emerging technologies in this arena.  Read More

NIST Seeks Input for New Cybersecurity Framework

Posted on March 07, 2013
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Last week, cybersecurity professionals from around the globe gathered at the highly attended RSA 2013 Conference to share new insights, innovations and best practices when it comes to protection of our nation’s infrastructure. While the event is typically focuses on the commercial sector, this year government played a significant role, which is not a surprise given the key challenges that our government faces when it comes to cybersecurity. Leveraging the momentum from the event, the Obama Administration announced that NIST had officially issued a request for information for the development of its Cybersecurity Framework.  Read More

Commerce Department: The Top Big Data Challenges We Face Today

Posted on March 05, 2013
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When it comes to fully leveraging big data in government, there are just as many challenges — from the complexities of using different databases to the sheer volume of data — as there are opportunities. In fact, consulting firm Gartner Inc. reported that enterprise data growth rates now average 40 percent to 60 percent annually.  Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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What can artificial intelligence do for the government?

Posted on June 08, 2016 0 comments

Artificial Intelligence programs are completely changing how people view computers. Once lifeless machines, AI systems are allowing for computers to analyze information in ways once thought impossible. Such a revolutionary trend has many implications, especially within government. With that in mind, what can the modern agency get out of AI deployment?  Read More

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