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Federal agencies should be ready to increase their cybersecurity over the coming years. Recent high-profile hacks have caused widespread panic over the insecurity of U.S. companies, so finding out exactly how to create a powerful system of defense for groups that host sensitive data has been a major priority. Because there are so many different ways that hackers can attempt to seek access to servers in organizations in the U.S., there are many bases that must be covered. Utilizing top-tier technology and strategies like cloud migration may be in the future for agencies with the need to store and process secure data.  Read More

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What does the Sony hack mean for federal agencies?

Posted on December 15, 2014
Category: Cybersecurity

Understanding the dangers of communication online has never been easier, thanks to a series of high-profile communication leaks. While many people still treat email as though it were merely an upgraded version of letters, and not as a separate entity, current stakes call for better security for those collaborating online. The amount of potential risk that can occur when people are working together on a project that is then leaked online is much larger than it used to be with letters, simply due to the amount of people who could potentially be listening in.  Read More

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Federal agencies to increase cybersecurity spending?

Posted on December 11, 2014
Category: Cybersecurity

A new $1.1 trillion spending package for cybersecurity for federal agencies was passed recently, hopefully giving government groups the tools they need to properly defend their servers from incoming attacks. This spending is going to agencies including the FBI, the Department of Energy and the Department of Defense, according to The Hill. These types of increases in spending are necessary in today’s struggle to keep criminals out of servers. Recent hacking attempts on various retailers have brought the insecurity of typical digital infrastructure to the forefront of the public consciousness, which has lead to a widespread outcry for more safety on the Internet.  Read More

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Cybersecurity becoming a more important issue for the White House

Posted on December 05, 2014
Category: Cybersecurity

Ashton Carter, Obama’s new lead, has an eye for cybersecurity​, according to the Washington Post. This is good news for all federal agencies, as the threat of cyberterrorism is real and should be recognized as such. With constant attacks upon banks, online retailers and other institutions, it seems like only a matter of time before a major hit happens where it can affect the lives of citizens directly. In order to deal with this problem, cloud computing for government and big data strategies are needed to understand how attacks are getting to various agencies and how to​ stop them. Part of the fundamental difference between how normal attacks work and cyberattacks work is that digital threats are inherently secretive. It may be difficult for a company to know they are under siege unless they are actually damaged, or if an attacker chooses to reveal him or herself.  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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