Unified Communications Manager Cloud for Government (UCM) – Formerly Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government (HCS-G)

Iron Bow’s UCM (formerly HCS-G), powered by Cisco, is a FedRAMP Authorized cloud-based collaboration service built to help you improve communication capabilities, empower your mobile workforce, meet cloud-first mandates and maintain stringent security standards. Check out this video and see how we can help your agency overcome key IT and business challenges.

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Category: IT Modernization


Agencies Take Note: FAA Makes Buying Technology Easier

As the federal government relies more on emerging technology to make operations more efficient and effective, they require the best technology options around. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as one example, requires the ability to quickly collect, process and understand data on traveler trends, complex flight paths and weather developments.  They  rely on cutting edge […]

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TechSource Editor

December 6, 2019

IT Modernization

NIST Provides Roadmap for AI Agency Adoption

Federal agencies are looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as a path toward bolstering everything from data processing and cyber security to automation and networking. But like many technologies, AI raises some questions about best practices and implementation. In response to this need for a more defined, codified approach to AI-adoption, the National Institute for Standards […]

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TechSource Editor

September 30, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking

Harnessing Relevant Technology and Innovation for the Digital Air Force

At the annual Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower (AFITC) Education and Training event in late August 2019, a key theme for U.S. Air Force (USAF) leadership was the need for a Digital Air Force to enable the future of multi-domain warfighting operations. For the Air Force to continue to compete, deter  and win in […]

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John Odey

September 19, 2019

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Making the Grade: Three Steps to Improve FITARA Performance

The most recent release of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard shows progress, but also highlights IT challenges federal agencies are still facing on their path to IT modernization. Overall, five agencies improved in the eighth scorecard, which grades agencies on their usage of data centers, cyber security tools and other IT priorities. […]

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Jim Smid

August 6, 2019

IT Modernization

Art of War 2.0: Internet of “Battlespace” Things Demand World-Class Security from Trusted Partners

Though never envisioned by Sun Tzu in The Art of War, our nation’s enemies are now turning to advanced cyber security threats as one of their latest weapons targeting Internet of “Battlefield” Things (IoBT), defined as nearly everything connected to a network within our military’s defense arsenal. On this front, “choose your partners carefully” is […]

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Donald Rye

June 18, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Tech Trends 2019: Software-Defined Everything, Collaboration and Security

In 2019, agencies will be looking for efficiency and flexibility as they take the next step in modernizing their IT infrastructure. While previous years have seen the federal government warm up to digital transformation, this year it will begin to reap the benefits of those investments, making it easier for federal employees to collaborate and communicate […]

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Jim Smid

Trusted Advisor: 3 Steps for Partnering with the DoD

For decades, the Department of Defense drove technological innovation. From the development of the modern internet to GPS and stealth aircrafts, DoD components like the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency quietly led us into the information age. Along the way, the tables turned and the private sector, with access to more money and top talent, […]

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James Ebeler

March 11, 2019

IT Modernization

Cloud Migration Doesn’t Have to be a Headache

Understaffed, budget-challenged federal agencies know a move to the cloud is going to be necessary to maintain agency efficiency. But with all the options out there, from private, public and hybrid clouds to off-premises and on-premises offerings, it is difficult to determine what will work best for your specific needs. Let’s take a look at […]

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Troy Massey

December 18, 2018

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

Banding Together to Modernize the Federal Workplace

“Going to work” no longer means commuting to a physical place of work, an office building, with a desk. Today’s workers expect to be mobile, productive on the go and able to work in the field thanks to mobile technologies and secure network connections. They demand cutting-edge technology—the latest in tablets, high performance processors and […]

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TechSource Editor

December 11, 2018

IT Modernization  •  Mobility + End User Devices

Cloud Smarter, Not Harder

There’s no question that cloud is an enabler of digital transformation. Spending 80 percent of IT budgets to support legacy systems, as reported by the Office of Personnel Management, is not providing the resources agencies need to modernize. Legacy systems not only hinder innovation but also security. In fact, 85 percent of federal IT leaders […]

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Grimt Habtemariam

October 30, 2018

Cloud  •  IT Modernization

RMF and the Evolution of Cyber Security Frameworks

Government cyber security regulation isn’t new, but it is constantly changing. Nearly a decade after the first relatively static cyber security standards were introduced in 2006, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) set out to develop a continuous process for networks security with the Department of Defense  (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation […]

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Rob Chee

October 18, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

Collaboration Is One of Cloud’s Greatest Benefits—Here’s How to Make It Work

For years, the mantra powering federal cloud migration was cutting costs. While cloud environments do generate savings, an attractive benefit to cash-strapped IT departments, there’s much more to cloud computing. One even more important benefit to government is the ability to collaborate. It used to be that data was relatively static. Data in the cloud […]

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Anna Parker

September 19, 2018

Cloud  •  Collaboration  •  IT Modernization

Moving to the Cloud? Remember, It’s More Than a Destination

2018 is an amazing time to work in government IT. The possibilities enabled by machine learning, AI and IoT are poised to redefine what government can achieve. Digital transformation is becoming a reality because we finally have the infrastructure to make it work. This is in large part thanks to the cloud. While cloud is […]

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Jim Smid

July 30, 2018

Cloud  •  Digitization + IoT  •  IT Modernization