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The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are announcing a slate of innovative leaders to serve as facilitators for the upcoming "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session being he...
I am the CEO and founder of GovCloud Network, LLC. In a consultative role, I help companies develop and execute targeted media strategies via social media channels to over 1.5 million professionals across 20 industry verticals. With a specialty in cloud computing, we and our partners a...
Today PerspecSys announced the results of a survey conducted at the 2014 RSA Conference concerning the attitudes and policies of organizations towards cloud-based security. After polling 130 security professionals on the show floor of the RSA Conference, PerspecSys found that "an overw...
The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) has begun offering an open process that will enable governments, agencies and businesses to create and manage a secure, hybrid IT computing environment quickly and cost effectively. Known as the NCOIC Rapid Response Capability...
You are invited to attend the Cloud Webinar Series: Why State & Local Governments Should be Prepared for Cloud. This educational webinar is brought to you by RISC Networks, and will be hosted on BrightTalk.com at 12:00 pm on March 26, 2014. The webinar will present Moving to the Cloud:...
October 1, 2013, was the most anticipated date for the Obama administration since his re-election. It was to be the day every American would have access to health care on one centralized website. However, according to at least one report only six people enrolled in Obamacare on the fir...
A hybrid cloud may become the solution as the debate between public vs private cloud becomes so 2013. The industry’s experts will debate on when the hybrid clouds are and are not the be all and end all and if the infrastructure supporting the hybrid clouds really matters. As stated by ...
Cloud computing transitions information technology (IT) from being "systems of physically integrated hardware and software" to "systems of virtually integrated services". This transition makes interoperability the difference between the success and failure of IT deployments, especially...
DBT Data and Potomac Officers Club are excited to announce that Al Tarasiuk, CIO of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will be part of an ICITE panel discussion that will provide insight and updates on this mission critical, cross agency Intel program. Planned ...
IIn September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration. Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capabi...
G2 Solutions has released a new report that predicts the U.S. Air Force and Navy will spend $524.5 billion combined through 2023 on an operational concept known as Air-Sea Battle. The Air-Sea Battle FY2014: Concepts, Key Programs and Forecast report examined the Navy and Air Force’s p...
A Frost & Sullivan report forecasts that the Pentagon's investment in military equipment and services for special operations will remain constant in the next five years. The study found the U.S. Special Operations Command spent roughly $10.09 million on commercial off-the-shelf produc...
The Naval Circuit Management Office has selected Data Networks Corp. to implement and manage the Pentagon's Defense Information System Network. DNC will also provide support services and long distance communications for the Department of the Navy, DNC says. Under the contract, DNC ...
NASA has introduced an online tool for businesses and individual users to secure licenses for their new inventions built through using NASA research. The QuickLaunch tool, designed at NASA’s Silicon Valley, Calif.-based research center, works to help users gain access to NASA’s portfo...
Link Solutions will perform IT support work for a U.S. Army chemical and biological defense center under a small business vehicle. The company will work under an information technology infrastructure library framework to offer network operations, VTC and service desk support for the E...
In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration. Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capabi...
Across the Federal IT landscape, terms like “cloud”, “cloud computing” and Software as a service (SaaS) are at the center of a seismic shift by the agencies away from building and managing every aspect of their IT infrastructure and services. The potential benefits of cloud computing...
Rep. Mike Rogers has told CNN that lawmakers were not given formal notices about the negotiations with Iran. Rogers, the House Intelligence Committee head, said the ranking members and chairmen knew most of the classified information and the Iran deal should have been discussed at C...
Next month, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) will introduce an open pattern that will enable governments, agencies and businesses to create a secure, hybrid IT environment quickly and cost effectively. Cloud computing expert Kevin Jackson has been named to lea...
In September, the NCOIC delivered the Geospatial Community Cloud (GCC) demonstration. Sponsored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, this demonstration showed how an interoperable, hybrid-cloud operating environment can be quickly enabled and used as a rapid response capabi...
Public-private partnership MeriTalk has released findings of a new study showing that platform-as-a-service models could help federal agencies reduce information technology costs by $20.5 billion. The “PaaS or Play? Cloud’s Next Move” study was underwritten by Red Hat and found that P...
IPKeys Technologies has won a task order to help the Defense Information Systems Agency perform transport engineering services for warfighters. The task order falls under DISA’s Global Information Grid Services Management Engineering Transition and Implementation indefinite-delivery/i...
Yesterday over lunch, a good friend of mine from the Limelight Marketing Group and I started talking about my recent transition. As you can imagine being in the DC metro area our discussion centered on the many business challenges associated with sequestration and our deadlocked govern...
We keep monitoring HealthCare.gov and created a web page that shows the latest monitoring results. If you are interested check it out: HealthCare.gov Performance Status. Heat Map of Average Response Time by State Page Load Time Comparison of HealthCare.gov, US Healthcare Facilities a...
An executive vice president of the CIA's investment arm outlines efforts to increase cybeersecurity information sharing between government, industry. As the discussion about security and privacy and the government’s role in each continues, industry thought leaders are asking how invol...
Fundamentally, Agile requires a rethink of the organizational aspects of planning, delivering, testing, and managing any IT project. The entire effort must be tackled iteratively. Stakeholders should be involved at every step. Testing must take place in every iteration, in order to les...
Disclaimer: This post does not endorse or criticize healthcare reform in any way. It is not meant to be political in nature. Rather, it is solely a high-level analysis of the IT issues that affected the release of the healthcare exchange website. On October 1, healthcare.gov, the heal...
IBM Federal General Manager Anne Altman pens an op-ed on how governments looking to adopt new communication technologies for public service should make sure they are buying products that are modular. Governments looking to adopt new communication technologies for public service should...
A new LMI study has found that NASA could implement techniques already in use by the Defense Department when designing rockets and spaceships. The nonprofit research recommended the space agency use readiness-based sparing in supply chain management to support ground systems for launc...
Deltek and SmartProcure have partnered to connect clients with a database that contains purchasing information of state and local governments. Deltek will gives its customers access to Florida-based civic technology firm SmartProcure’s database of government purchases for viewing mark...
A new report from market research firm Deltek indicates increased spending on IT outsourcing by federal agencies but fewer hardware and software purchases. A new Deltek study on the future of the federal information technology sector projects the IT outsourcing market to increase from...
Having more than 800,000 employees not drawing their paychecks can't be a good thing in a struggling US economy where job reports are watched as closely as the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Some experts don't believe the government shutdown will have much of a negative impact. Accordi...
Raytheon has finished testing its Griffin missile through a series of at-sea tests which included engaging small boats from U.S. Navy patrol coastal ships. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System was used at a sea test range in Point Mugu, California ahead of its deployment on...
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking the development of a unmanned aerial vehicle that is able to launch satellites into space, according to a UPI article. "We want to build off of proven technologies to create a reliable, cost-effective space delivery system with ...
For more than half a century, cloud computing has changed names more often than a Hollywood starlet. Utility computing. Time share. Thin client. SaaS. PaaS. IaaS. While concepts have been added and capabilities grown, cloud computing was no more invented by Amazon or other modern vend...
According to Erin McCann, Associate Editor of Healthcare IT News, “Meaningful use will bring about the most significant improvements in the health information technology arena, say health IT executives, who are working tirelessly to meet industry deadlines. However, a new survey finds ...
BAE Systems Inc. President and CEO Linda Hudson announces her retirement and urges employees to remain focused on mission despite changes, uncertainties. Linda Hudson, president and CEO of the U.S. arm of BAE Systems, has told employees in a letter to avoid distractions and remain foc...
NBC 4 in Washington, DC highlighted government cloud computing today as part of their GovInnovate show. Below is just a taste of the informative public service they provided. Go to the NBC Washington video site for much more!
n a late July memo the Office of Management and Budget requested cloud services brokerage. Well, not in so many words. Rather, OMB requested increased use of evidence in 2015 budget proposals and in evaluation of existing programs to, in the words of agency leadership, “continual...
Defense industry analyst Loren Thompson casts his eye on BAE Systems Inc. and four of the subsidiary's most recent contract wins in the defense services sector. In a column published Monday on Forbes, Loren Thompson of the Lexington Institute looks at some of BAE Systems Inc.'s recent...