May 30, 2013 Federal demand for storage continues to grow at a dramatic rate while the cost and complexity of architecting, implementing, and managing storage infrastructures are often substantial. Agencies are asked to respond to the needs of both development and production environments while maintaining a critical balance of scalability, performance and efficiency.
May 23, 2013 One year after it launched, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) continues to draw strong industry interest around the requirements federal agencies and vendors must meet to provide security authorization for use of cloud services.
May 2, 2013 Join us as Tammy Flanagan, Senior Benefits Director of the National Institute of Transition Planning, Inc., reviews what you need to know during a furlough, and how potential changes in the law may affect your future retirement benefits.
April 24, 2013 Technology has the power to transform government operations and improve services to citizens. But such transformation is possible only when key people are willing to step out of their comfort zones, re-imagine how agencies can better fulfill their missions, take risks and act boldly.
April 18, 2013 Careers in cyber security are on the fast track, as federal agencies demand qualified professionals to combat a growing number of daily cyber attacks from around the world. The Department of Homeland Security has been at the forefront of the effort to educate and groom tomorrow’s cyber workforce.
Mitigating the National Security Impact of Cost Cutting: How to Ensure Innovation & Development in Lean Times
April 4, 2013 Join Nextgov and INSA on April 4th as we dive into the INSA Council on Technology and Innovation's initial white paper, Emerging Sciences and Technologies - Securing the National through Discovery and Innovation, and we look to the future and identity the key areas the IC must invest in today to remain competitive for tomorrow.
March 28, 2013 Many agencies expect to take advantage of cloud services and software applications for mobile computing. But there are serious questions for agencies about reliability as well as fears that data stored on smartphones and tablets could be lost or might need to be wiped if devices are stolen. This discussion will explore the opportunities and challenges of moving agency operations to the cloud.
March 27, 2013 The federal government invested $200 million last year to expand basic research in big data. Meanwhile agencies are experiencing varied success with their own big data initiatives. Some agencies are experimenting with open source data, others are appointing chief data officers. One thing is clear: Big data analysis is tough to do, but also a potential game changer for smarter and more efficient government.
March 20, 2013 With budgets shrinking across the federal government, agencies are hoping they can leverage bigger, faster and smarter data analysis to make programs that evade the ax more efficient and effective. This includes spotting complex patterns of fraud in federal spending on grants, contracts and Medicare and Medicaid payments.
March 19, 2013 The Weapons Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 was instituted to help defense agencies make acquisitions and procurement faster and more efficient. In doing so, competitive prototyping emerged as one of the most efficient ways to align procurement needs while staying in budget. The Government Business Council (GBC) launched a survey and yielded over 450 responses about how the defense community is coping with changes to the acquisition process.