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Category: IT Modernization


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

Tangled: Figuring Out Where Wireless Fits

Wireless networks that stretch through hundreds or even thousands of square feet of agency office space can be complicated at best and downright baffling at worst. When federal workers require access to information quickly or need a solid connection to video conference with a colleague, a properly set up and managed wireless network can mean […]

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Greg Gordon

June 20, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Networking  •  Wireless

Agencies Benefit from Flexible IT Environments

An unquestionably difficult task: keeping the government online and functional while simultaneously modernizing legacy applications and infrastructure.  And the complexity of this task is exacerbated by the urgency of mandates such as the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) that the OMB issued pursuant to FITARA. With all deliberate speed, and much like their industry counterparts, […]

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Brian Falvey

May 24, 2018

Cloud  •  Data Center  •  IT Modernization

Industry Can Bridge the IT Gap Between Intelligence and Defense Communities

As cyber missions become a routine part of our military strategy, the intelligence community (IC) and warfighters need to find common ground in order to produce the strongest cyber force in the world. The federal government doesn’t have to take on this task alone. The private sector can play a big role in bridging that […]

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Chris Cleary

May 22, 2018

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization

The Theory of Everything: IT Environments in a Connected World

Every spring, Iron Bow gathers for its Annual Engineering Summit, where all technical and engineering staff are brought together along with leading OEMs to present, discuss and share best practices on newest products, programs and cutting-edge solutions. Although our core capabilities are are tackled and managed in what we all our Practice Teams. After three […]

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Rob Chee & Greg Stemberger

NETCENTS-2: The Continuing Vehicle for Air Force IT Modernization

The ever widening threat landscape our country faces requires a simple, secure and efficient IT modernization contracting process. There is no question that the old adage of obtaining “yesterday’s technology tomorrow” needs to be buried forever. We are obligated to meet our warfighters needs with the best solution at the best value. Because of that, […]

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John Odey

May 14, 2018

IT Modernization

Moving to the Cloud Warrants a Fresh Look at Cyber Security

As federal agencies move to adopt a cloud-first strategy and reduce their reliance on government-owned data centers, IT managers should be rethinking the way they deal with cyber security. The cloud offers a multitude of benefits including more agile and efficient networks, but when you modernize away from traditional data centers, you move into a […]

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John Chirhart

October 27, 2017

Cloud  •  Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

How to Build the Federal Data Center of Tomorrow

Government agencies saved over 2.8 billion dollars in IT costs since establishing the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative in 2010, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). However, the federal government still faces several challenges when modernizing and consolidating their IT systems in order to build the data center of the future. […]

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Jim Smid

September 26, 2017

Data Center  •  IT Modernization

PODCAST: Increase Agility and Cost Savings with Pay-As-You-Go Storage

In this TechSource podcast, we discuss federal IT storage, and the emerging pay-as-you-go approach. NetApp’s Jeff Eversman offers insights and recommendations to agencies looking to move away from complicated and costly traditional IT storage methods for those that are scalable and tailored to their needs. Listen to learn how solutions like NetApp’s On Demand can […]

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TechSource Editor

July 18, 2017

IT Modernization  •  Managed Services

Focus on Your Mission By Leaving Device Management to As-a-Service Offerings

IT procurement models are rapidly evolving to meet today’s changing technology needs. To keep ahead of tech trends, agencies are moving away from more permanent IT investments. This is where the growing trend of as-a-service offerings comes into play. Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) brings together a fleet of any type of device and a set of services […]

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Tami Beach

June 28, 2017

Cyber Security  •  IT Modernization  •  Managed Services