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It sounds like a sensational claim, but it is actually a low-ball number. The multi-billion-dollar problem started when the stories broke about the NSA surveillance scandal, as revealed by Snowden.  Then it escalated when there were news reports that the NSA and FBI demanded encryption...
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 ...
New York, NY, January 10, 2014 --(PR.com)-- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to the advance of the entire array of global communications, highlighted its 56th annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia with the presentation of more than 1,500 technical pap...
By Bob GourleyOn 16 January 2014 the federal Cloud Computing community will be gathering at the Newseum for an exchange of ideas and a continued focus on ways to leverage emerging cloud computing capabilities to the betterment of federal missions. I most strongly endorse this event for...
By Bob GourleyIf you are an analyst or executive or architect engaged in the analysis of big data, this is a “must attend” event. We will be there engaging with the community and hope to see you there. Registration is now open for the third annual Federal Big Data Apache Ha...
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 ...
By Bob GourleyAnnounces Acquisition of Sandboxie to Expand Global Reach, Small Business Footprint and Consolidate the Two Leading Brands in Burgeoning Virtualized Containment Solutions Market FAIRFAX, VA–(Marketwired – Dec 16, 2013) –  Invincea, Inc., an innovator in ...
By Bob GourleyDC seems to have a cyber security related event every week. No kidding. You have to pick and chose and only go to the best or you will never get any work done.  How do you pick the right events? My recommendation is to look for events that have a good mix of thought leade...
By Bob GourleyFebruary 19-21, 2014 Washington, DC www.CloudComputingEvent.com Download the Cloud Brochure      Register Today 20% Off Special Offer for CTO Vision Readers! Over 20+ Distinguished Speakers - Including CTO’s and CIO’s Download the 2014 Agenda Today Frank Konie...
Assured cloud provider creates student scheme to support UK growth through education and high-tech industriesLondon - 5th December 2013 - Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, the easy to adopt, easy to use and easy to leave cloud services company, today announced the launch of a new underg...
New York, NY, December 04, 2013 --(PR.com)-- The IEEE Communications Society, the leading worldwide professional organization dedicated to the advancement of communications technologies, will announce this year’s Career and Service Awards at IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 to be held Decembe...
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...
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...
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...
New York, NY, November 14, 2013 --(PR.com)-- IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, the premier international conference dedicated to global communications, will host its 56th annual event within historic Atlanta, Georgia and only a short distance from numerous national attractions such as The Georgia A...
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...
By Bob GourleyEditor’s note: the following was provided by the NSF. – bg NSF, NIH, USDA and NASA fund development of robots that collaborate with humans for enhanced productivity The National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (N...
Toronto, ON, Oct 24 2013 – IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that organizations gaining competitive advantage through high cloud adoption are reporting almost double the revenue growth and nearly 2.5 times higher gross profit growth than peer companies that are more cautious a...
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...
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
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...
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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