April 20, 2017 Any organization, including the United States government, is only as strong as its weakest link. As the amount of data we collect, analyze, and store proliferates, the risk of cyber attacks significantly increases. In a time when state and local technology systems are interconnected and share sensitive data with each other and federal databases, cybersecurity along with entire information chain is essential. Join Route Fifty and Nextgov as we down with state and federal officials to discuss the cross-government cybersecurity resources available to technology managers at all levels of government and how each individual, department, and organization can effectively strengthen their cyber defense.
March 30, 2017 While the Internet of Things (IoT) promises greater efficiency, the proliferation of so many connected devices widens the threat vector for those seeking to steal, alter, or cause harm to the IoT ecosystem. As IoT moves full speed ahead with its rapid growth and complexity, agencies face significant pressure to enhance data at the edge without compromising mission performance. Devices operating at their network’s “edge” demand particular attention, as their mobility and independence from core infrastructures challenge traditional security measures. Acknowledging the IoT is critical to executing your agency’s mission, are you confident that these devices are secure?
March 29, 2017 The Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disk drives to manage nuclear forces. The Treasury Department has 56-year-old computer code to update taxpayer accounts. And the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Veterans Affairs rely on COBOL for a number of their agency functions. To address these aging systems, in October 2016 the Office of Management and Budget proposed a series of guidelines to help agencies assess their IT modernization needs. But as federal workers determine how to refresh their technology during 2017, they’ll need to parse through the good and the bad that comes with old legacy systems and determine what comes next.
March 14, 2017 Inflexible infrastructure and management capabilities make it difficult to transform IT infrastructure into a cloud-service-model. These IT limitations keep organizations from building a scale-out IaaS cloud environment that supports the range of application workloads organizations need to grow. In order to transform, agencies need to consolidate compute, storage, networking, and management capabilities into a single solution. Turning to human computer interaction as an option provides advanced capabilities yet opens the door to a number of security concerns. New research results reveal DoD and other federal agencies struggle to make these changes while managing costs, legacy systems and more.
March 2, 2017 The future digital government needs to leverage multiple technologies to truly transform operational processes and employee/citizen experiences. In this webcast, our panel of experts will discuss the benefits of using a secure FedRAMP compliant cloud and how to fulfill the government’s paperless and “cloud-first” mandate securely and with confidence – while giving your employees and citizens the digital government they want.
February 14, 2017 Understanding your applications’ performances creates opportunities for faster cloud migrations, enhanced modernization efforts, increased productivity, and faster access to services for government employees and citizens alike. Join us February 14 to hear DOT's CIO Richard McKinney and other industry and government experts discuss how agencies are benefiting from the latest advancements in application and network performance to get mission critical systems and programs off the ground.
February 1, 2017 In any IT government agency, the goal is to serve the end user and ultimately, the citizen, solider or first responder. Efforts like Cloud First, datacenter consolidation and application modernization have driven agencies to engage in a data center virtualization strategy. As we now know, the process of moving to a virtualized environment is just the beginning. What comes next? DellEMC and Red Hat have established a strategic partnership that delivers OpenStack powered clouds to organizations. Join us for a live, digital discussion to discover solutions such as OpenStack that offer agencies an open, flexible and scalable path to build, use and control their cloud infrastructure.
December 8, 2016 HCaTS features broad scope and flexible contracting options. It gives agencies direct purchasing power through both a delegated procurement authority, providing access to more than 100 of the most sought-after private sector firms that will conduct customized training and development, human capital and organizational performance improvement services. Join us on December 8 to learn how our panelists plan to use this new contract vehicle to address their human capital challenges.
December 7, 2016 This digital viewcast will feature interviews with Navigator Awards winners about their collaborative skills, leadership styles and innovative programs. We'll highlight what made these leaders, teams and programs so successful, as well as how these lessons can be applied to state, county and municipal governments across the country.
December 6, 2016 While Secretary Ash Carter's controversial push to link the Department of Defense with the tech sector has forged the path of recreating defense information technology, a pivotal step in this IT transformation has been the push for digital - a prime example being the creation of the Defense Digital Service, led by some of the country's top tech talent. During this event, we'll talk with tech leaders across the defense space to explore the work being done within the Defense Department and Intelligence Community to bring effective change through modernization efforts and harness promising technologies to tackle national security challenges.