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By Pat FiorenzaAs part of the Agency of the Future Series, GovLoop has released the report, “Winning the Cybersecurity Battle.” Today, the world is interconnected like never before. As a nation, we must work collaboratively to ensure that cyber defense strategies are robust and effecti...
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 ...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Study: EHR adoption fueling health information exchange – “Health information exchange between hospitals and other providers increased 41 percent between 2008 and 2012, according to recently published resear...
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...
By Bob GourleyWith this note we provide some information on how you can make the best use of the CTOvision.com Technology Discovery Platform. We also provide links that will let you add or remove yourself from our e-mail newsletters. CTOvision provides up to date insights which can hel...
A new forecast from Communications Industry Researchers predicts big data and green practices to drive the fiber optic connection market to $2.2 billion within five years. Communications Industry Researchers projects the market for fiber optic interconnection will rise from $1.1 billi...
Stacks on stacks of wins in the cloud this week. Stacks on stacks of wins in cloud this week. It feels like we’ve won the lottery! Despite a few hiccups, the cloud industry has been booming with news of progress in banking to the federal government. Times are changing, and spending ...
One of the big revelations within the evolving PRISM scandal is how important a role big data and cloud computing have played in enabling the NSA to facilitate the scale of monitoring they achieved. While there are many things to be said on both sides of the discussion around the PRIS...
Is it acceptable to simply be a technology specialist, or do ICT professionals also need to be an inherent part of the business process?
Government contracting market research firm Deltek predicts a downturn in federal IT spending over the next five years as agency targets waste and duplication. A new report from overnment contracting market research firm Deltek predicts federal agencies will continue to cut informatio...
By Bob GourleyIn June 2013 Gartner issued results of analysis and global surveys on Government IT spending. Their analysis was for worldwide spending, which they projected to be at $449.5 billion for 2013. It includes spending for hardware, software, IT services and comms. Bright spots...
GeoWorld Magazine has published an article I wrote on the “Sharing Costs, Improving Service and Spurring Innovation: Benefits of a Cloud-First Approach in the Public Sector” in their latest issue. Thanks for GeoWorld for the publication of my ideals and concepts… I ho...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top news and stories of the day. Vendors Question DISA’s Cloud Cost-Saving Claims – “Some contractors are questioning whether the Defense Department’s planned $450 million cloud-computing project will offer the most cost-effective solutions...
Don’t play Jeopardy! with your IT decision making processes
Jason Bloomberg to speak at NoSQL Now!
Interview with CEO Brad Bostic - hc1.com is committed to improving the quality of healthcare while reducing costs. We believe a critical ingredient to averting the current healthcare crisis faced by the US can only occur by improving the way healthcare professionals across the continu...
According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services. Citing a material change in the agency’s re...
According to a Federal Computer Week article by Frank Konkel, The Department of Veterans Affairs terminated its five-year, $36 million cloud computing contract for email and calendaring services with HP Enterprise Services. Citing a material change in the agency's requirements, VA offi...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. At Commerce Dept., false alarm on cyberattack cost almost $3 million – The Commerce Department was recently hit by a cyber attack, one it deemed “so vicious that the agency’s entire computer network ha...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Survey: Mobile, cloud computing are source of most healthcare security worries – ‘The study, “The Risk of Regulated Data on Mobile Devices & in the Cloud,” which surveyed 781 IT and data secu...
President Barack Obama plans to give address that will lay out a plan for addressing climate change that includes coal, electricity. The speech could lead the head of state to use his executive powers to enforce laws that underscore environmental protection as a key focus of his secon...
Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 ...
NIST Director Patrick Gallagher wants industry to submit feedback on how agency can work with private sector to build up the country's cybersecurity infrastructure. Companies are facing a number of challenges as they seek to understand their digital assets and assess resources for sto...
By Bob GourleyWith this note we provide some administrative reminders and information on how you can make the best use of the CTOvision.com Technology Discovery Platform. We also provide links that will let you add or remove yourself from our e-mail newsletters. CTOvision provides up t...
The Government Accountability Office announced that federal agencies are not setting a good precedent in estimating their IT projects. Unfortunately, the data used by these agencies to measure their costs is often incomplete or gathered through word of mouth. Federal organizations woul...
Interview with Sir Richard Branson! Sir Richard Branson, founder and chairman of Virgin Group, discusses how he has been able to foster innovation by giving his employees the ability to be creative, take chances, and learn from failure i...
By Ryan KamauffJoin us for the Federal CTO Open Source Summit with Event Ambassador, Mr. John Marshall, NGA Date: 20 June Location: Marriott Metro Center This conference brings together Federal CTO’s and industry professionals in a day long content rich exchange of information fo...
Sequestration burst out of obscurity and entered our household vocabulary in 2013. It got our attention because the impact of it is $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts from the Federal budget over the next ten years. About $85B of these cuts will occur by September of 2013 - and...
FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), the government’s cloud security assessment plan, announced late last week that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first agency-approved cloud service provider.  The accreditation covers all AWS data centers in the United S...
Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 ...
Please join me at the Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in Orlando, Florida, June 18-20, 2013, where my session topic will be "Cloud Service Integration: Increasing Business Value and IT Operational Excellence". Gartner IT Infrastructure & Operations Management...
The President's State of the Union address made it clear that data security is a top priority to keep personal, business-related and national security information protected. During the last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama included improving data security on his list...
By Ryan KamauffFOSE is the nation’s premier event for government technology professionals who need tools, resources, and best practices to transition to the cloud, mitigate cybersecurity threats, and achieve the goals of the DGS while managing uncertainty and the critical need to make ...
By Bob GourleyThe following is the meat from our monthly tech trends report. You can have this delivered to your email each month by visiting our newsletter signup page. Over the last several months we continued to see foundations being established for dramatic positive change in the f...
In-Q-Tel just posted a press release on a recent strategic partnership and technology development agreement with a firm called Apigee. That statement alone is all the savvy technologist needs to know to start diving into Apigee. In-Q-Tel has a reputation for applying lots of focused th...
Next week I will be participating in the inaugural session of What’s Next in IT Debate Series, a new program of authentic debates and conversations on key technology topics. Sponsored by IBM, The Debate Series is an ongoing series of social video debates, held on Spreecast.com (a brow...
By Ryan KamauffHere are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Browsers pose the greatest threat to enterprise, Microsoft reports – “Microsoft’s latest security report has found that Web-based attacks pose the greatest threat to companies, giving credence to effor...
This week I will have the honor of attending the 2013 NNEC Conference at the Corinthia Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. The NNEC conference is an annual event which has been sponsored by HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation (HQ SACT) since 2004. The conference is a major driver to promot...
Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Report: US Smart Grid Cybersecurity Spending to Reach $7.25B by 2020 – a recent study by research firm Zpryme forecasts annual spending to reach $7.25B in 2020. The focus of this money will be on ICS and SCADA solutions. Via Gre...
Lockheed Martin has designed a new tail hook for the F-35C Navy variant that is meant to allow the plane to land on carriers and be deployed to the fleet, according to a DoD Buzz article. The most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Defense Department has not only been ha...