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Local governments benefit from insights offered by big data

Posted on September 25, 2014
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As organizations amass a growing amount of information, the use of big data has been shown to offer numerous advantages in practically every industry. One area that is only just beginning to harness the benefits of big data is the public sector. In an interview with BizCommunity, Logikal Consulting CEO Gerald Naidoo noted that policymakers and agency officials can utilize big data to improve the work governments are doingin areas like transportation, emergency response, utilities and social programs.  Read More

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Federal government recruits tech experts for better IT capabilities

Posted on September 25, 2014
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Government agencies have been notorious in their inability to be transparent with their disclosure of information to the public. For this reason, many organizations are trying to correct this by providing timely website updates and ensure that constituents understand the logic behind choices being made. However, as seen by the massive failure of HealthCare.gov, even federal groups need help in their IT efforts. This demand has driven agencies to pursue IT infrastructure services to improve their website capabilities.  Read More

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Government looks to successful examples for data center consolidation

Posted on September 25, 2014
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Data center consolidation has been at the forefront of government IT initiatives recently as the 2015 deadline for footprint reduction continues to draw near. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and utilize resources more effectively, the federal executives created a goal to close down a number of facilities, but this has been slow going as groups attempt to adjust. While some agencies struggle with their consolidation, others have taken it in stride, becoming an example for their peers to effectively reduce their power and asset usage.  Read More

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New Federal CTO Announced

Posted on September 03, 2014
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It was announced this week that the White House has chosen Megan Smith, a Google executive, to be the next federal chief technology officer. Officials plan to make the nomination when Smith’s security vetting is complete.  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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