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How Secure Is Your Server Hardware?

Posted on October 13, 2020
Category: Cloud Computing

Security is always evolving and what worked yesterday will not necessarily work today. Security goes far beyond protecting software and networks. Securing your hardware is often overlooked and can have some costly implications, if it becomes compromised. Relying solely on firewalls to secure the infrastructure is bound to end in disaster.  Read More



Cyber Threats Against U.S. Are “Prevailing”

Posted on March 18, 2013 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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 0 comments
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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

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 0 comments
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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 Yahoo.com. 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 0 comments
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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

Using the Cloud to Reach the Crowds?

Posted on January 29, 2013 0 comments
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Doug Bourgeois, Vice President, Federal Chief Cloud Executive at VMware, recently authored a blog post where he discussed the idea of using crowdsourcing to cost effectively solve government’s challenges. Bourgeois specifically discussed “the confluence of the ‘Crowd’” and how the Cloud is creating a powerful new software development model for the public sector. In an effort to support this vision, VMware and EMC are currently forming a new organization called the Pivotal Initiative to address this issue. GTSI is assisting this effort by providing a proof of concept in our labs that will be used as a basis for creating a solution for the Pivotal Initiative, which involves many players to bring it to life.  Read More