Welcome!


GovIT News & Updates

Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with ...
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Nick Son, Vice President of Cyber Risk & Public Sector at Coalfire, will discuss the latest information on the FedRAMP Program. Topics will cover: FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report (RAR). This new process is designed to streamline and accelerate th...
Regulatory requirements exist to promote the controlled sharing of information, while protecting the privacy and/or security of the information. Regulations for each type of information have their own set of rules, policies, and guidelines. Cloud Service Providers (CSP) are faced with ...
Effectively SMBs and government programs must address compounded regulatory compliance requirements. The most recent are Controlled Unclassified Information and the EU’s GDPR have Board Level implications. Managing sensitive data protection will likely result in acquisition criteria, d...
While many government agencies have embraced the idea of employing cloud computing as a tool for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of IT, many still struggle with large scale adoption. The challenge is mainly attributed to the federated structure of these agencies as well as th...
While many government agencies have embraced the idea of employing cloud computing as a tool for increasing the efficiency and flexibility of IT, many still struggle with large scale adoption. The challenge is mainly attributed to the federated structure of these agencies as well as th...
SaaS companies can greatly expand revenue potential by pushing beyond their own borders. The challenge is how to do this without degrading service quality. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Adam Rogers, Managing Director at Anexia, will discuss how IaaS providers with a global pres...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA Inc., one of the world's largest hosting brands, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. LeaseWeb USA has announced that its platform ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that (ISC)²® ("ISC-squared") will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. (ISC)²® and KPMG LLP have announced they will survey federal cybersecurity executiv...
FedRAMP is mandatory for government cloud deployments and businesses need to comply in order to provide services for federal engagements. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Abel Sussman, Director for Coalfire Public Sector practice, will review the Federal Risk and Authorization Mana...
Cloud computing is helping businesses combat a growing problem: Too much information and not enough storage capacity. With businesses increasingly facing the prospect of running out of storage capacity, adoption of cloud storage technologies continues to grow, according to a report f...
"When a company can combine scale with innovation...and can execute...then I think it can build a sustainable business," said Thai Lee, Founder, President & CEO of SHI International, as she opened 13th Cloud Expo in Silicon Valley today at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Cla...
Cloud computing's profile just took a leap in the polls. IBM announced the opening of a new Federal Cloud Innovation Center dedicated to helping federal agencies and other public-sector organizations advance the adoption of cloud computing across the government. The new IBM Federal...
Cloud Security Providers (CSPs) interested in doing business with the government have a strategic decision to make before entering the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process. FedRAMP can help these providers consolidate their compliance demand...
George Newstrom, head of Dell's federal government defense and national security business, outlines the evolution of information technology from mainframes and servers to "disruptive" technologies such as cloud computing and mobile devices. Platform one saw mainframes and terminals hi...
In an internal reorg, IBM's Tivoli, Maximo, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, and Netcool branded offerings, as well as its SmartCloud service management offerings, are now to be clustered under an "overarching umbrella" called IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure. The new division, says IBM, r...
“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its...
Oracle Tuesday came in with slightly better-than-expected results in its second fiscal quarter ended November 30. Revenues were up 3% to $9.1 billion, ahead of Wall Street’s consensus of $9.03 billion. Oracle’s own guidance had estimated an increase of zero to 4%. It cleared n...
US Attorney General Eric Holder has named Renata Hesse acting head of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division to replace departing chief Joseph Wayland. Hesse was the lead lawyer in the remedies phase of DOJ’s antitrust suit against Microsoft and she also involved in trying to stop Ora...
I'm happy and proud to announce the release of my second book, "GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services" by my publisher Government Training Inc. The public and private sector have vigorously embraced cloud computing and its implementation is increasing efficiency a...
NJVC, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity, a new framework for the company’s cloud service offerings to help customers transition their technology applications to a cloud environment while cutting spending, improvi...
NJVC announces the release of NJVC SaaS Accelerate, a specialized infrastructure hosting and managed services offering designed to support the business needs of software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.

CTOlabs.com is a research tool information on technologies, concepts and companies of interest to enterprise IT professionals. The CTOlabs Disruptive IT List is a curated list of firms we believe hold the greatest potential for positive disruption in the enterprise IT space. Our wri...

All around the world, governments at national, state, and local levels are facing huge pressures to do more with less.  As cloud computing gains traction and momentum, many public sector organizations are exploring its usage to achieve large-scale efficiency savings while simultaneousl...
You don’t often hear the words ‘Government’ and ‘Innovation’ together, however while the USA`s Cloud First initiative certainly kick-started more Cloud adoption, really the important part of this development has been the emergence of the public sector as a...

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: Customs and Border Protection plans to purchase an outside computer program to track aircraft inventories despite Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s call to use existing capabilities. More here....

With the upcoming OASIS conference being held at the Microsoft HQ in Washington DC, and my first session being focused on “Digital Government”, it’s helpful to showcase what their offering is. Cloud Connected Government Digital Government is the headline program recen...
The DoD recently released the department's formal cloud computing strategy. In the forward, DoD CIO Teresa Takai said that: "The DoD Cloud Computing Strategy has been expanded to address use of commercial cloud services in the Department's multi-provider enterprise cloud environment....
Coalfire Systems, Inc. announced that it has achieved accreditation as a FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government’s objective to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilitie...
TORONTO – June 12, 2012 – PerspecSys Inc., the leader in cloud data protection solutions for the enterprise, today announced it has become a Corporate Member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). The CSA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the us...
Last week the GSA FedRAMP Program Office released the latest version of the cloud computing Security Assessment Plan (SAR) template. This document is the most recent step toward the Federal governments goal of establishing FedRAMP initial operating Capability by June 2012. The Federa...
A recent study revealed that the government is saving around $5.5 billion a year since the shift to cloud, according to this CRN article. The study was created from interviews with 108 federal IT managers and CIOs and was published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange. The study also f...
Our next upcoming webinar is entitled GovCloud 2.0, and a headline topic we will be introducing is called ‘Harnessing Enterprise Search for IM best practices‘. IM is of course Information Management and refers to all aspects of Governments needs to managed records. Presiden...
The Obama Administration Thursday unveiled a Big Data Research and Development Initiative that will see the six federal agencies and departments put $200 million or more into Big Data R&D. These new commitments are supposed to improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organi...
In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental chan...
Startup America is the Whitehouse policy program to create jobs and stimulate the economy through enabling more entrepreneurs to start new businesses. The recent financial crisis has had such a dreadful impact on so many families that this initiative is almost like a post-war effort t...
Since the CIO.gov site is down for maintenance I wanted to help spread the word on this new document, the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. I hate to say this, but I have not read it myself yet! But I have read everything else Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has had a hand in publishing an...
The Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget has announced that, from now on, cloud computing would be the “default approach to IT” for US government agencies. The move comes as an element of a sweeping set of government IT reforms begun last summer intended to “close the IT gap” be...
Cloud and virtualization are the Power Couple of enterprise computing: the cloud offers potentially unlimited scalability (both up and down) while the virtualization of resources ensures that system management issues are hidden from the end-user. It is a marriage made in heaven. As ent...
Where cloud computing is concerned, the Enterprise IT industry has gone from asking 'What?' and 'Why?' to asking 'How?' and 'When?' - making 2010 the year that company after company, organization after organization, and government agency after government agency is moving, or beginning ...