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Modernizing the Federal Footprint, One Field Office at a Time

May 21, 2012Underwritten by arrow Budget pressures have forced managers to trim vast networks of field offices. Some agencies have closed field offices entirely, but closures are not a panacea. Download this report to learn how a nationally managed network service can help deflate large technology budgets, sparing other program cuts.

Three Management Questions and How Information Storage Can Improve Your Agency

May 15, 2012Underwritten by and arrow Government operations are unique, with risks and rewards unlike the private sector. Traditional and legacy solutions can limit an agency’s operations, but improved information technology (IT) solutions, particularly storage solutions, can have a dramatic effect on agency performance. In this brief, we look at three key management issues and the potential for improved systems to save costs while increasing productivity and security.

Competing Priorities: Can Defense and Civilian Agencies Afford Energy Efficiency?

April 5, 2012Underwritten by arrow Energy efficiency is a strategic objective for the Department of Defense (DoD), yet DoD managers believe established goals for reducing demand are too ambitious. Defense managers agree that the government should reduce its reliance on the commercial energy grid—but the established DoD goal of reducing demand by 30 percent before 2015 seems aggressive. Cost constraints, a culture resistant to energy efficient practices and conflicting priorities limit progress.

Federal Cybersecurity: Building Trust, Visibility and Resilience

February 1, 2012Underwritten by arrow Two billion people now use the Internet worldwide. In the United States alone, there are roughly 240 million Internet users. As our world becomes cyber and network dependent, so does the potential severity of attacks and their effects.

Data Surge and Automated Analysis: The Latest ISR Challenge

January 15, 2012Underwritten by arrow Over the past decade, the United States government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to improve its ability to collect intelligence. The sheer amount and ever-increasing sophistication of information have overwhelmed analysis systems and processes. Finding the needed analytical tools and storage is the next step in the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance revolution.

Open For Business: Leveraging Open Government to Improve Agency Operations

January 1, 2012Underwritten by arrow With mandates for open and transparent processes, federal agencies are managing an increasing number of public information requests. Agencies are developing and refining their own engagement strategies and are employing new technologies in the process. Open government initiatives are also a chance to reform inefficient processes.

Partly Cloudy: Managers Hesitate in Federal Cloud Transition

January 1, 2012arrow “Cloud computing has the potential to greatly reduce inefficiencies, increase data center efficiency and utilization rates, and lower operating costs,” former U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra testified in 2010. In a recent survey of Government Executive subscribers, conducted by Government Business Council (GBC) in partnership with GTSI, the vast majority of respondents identify similar benefits. Yet many federal executives indicate that they are hesitant to adopt cloud-based solutions. Read this GBC report and learn: How much of the federal workload has been moved to the cloud What obstacles agencies face in cloud adoption What opportunities exist for cloud expansion

Mobile Security: Efforts to Secure Federal Devices

December 1, 2011Underwritten by and arrow Americas reliance on mobile devices is significant and steadily growing. Widely used in both personal and professional settings, mobile devices provide many of the same functions of a traditional computer but are portable and convenient. Mobile technology has changed the way federal managers communicate and access information.

Cloud Computing: The Need for Continuous Monitoring

December 1, 2011Underwritten by and arrow Continuous monitoring helps manage risk by allowing agencies to prevent data loss, respond rapidly to attacks, and predict future threats.