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.

See what VDI can do for your agency.

The case for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has never been stronger. Agencies are looking for better approaches to securing and managing end-user devices. Check out this infographic and see what’s driving the interest in VDI solutions—and what concerns are slowing agencies down.

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Welcome to Iron Bow's TechSource, a blog about the issues facing the government and industry today and the technologies being adopted to help overcome them.

Success of Software Defined Networks is Pushing SD-WAN Adoption

Following the success of software-defined networks (SDN), many federal agencies want to replicate the same kind of simplification in other areas, including the wide area networks (WAN) that connect sites distributed across the country. That desire makes sense. With only about 1-in-6 of the 1.87 million civilian full-time federal employees living in the D.C. metro […]

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Greg Stemberger

September 3, 2019

Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

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

Three Ways Virtual Healthcare is Changing the Way Providers Treat Patients

Virtual care has come a long way in just the last five years. As commercial technology advances to the point where we can hold video conferences on our phones and transmit massive stores of data in minutes, these advances can help doctors deliver better care to patients who need it the most. While the upsides […]

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Dan Klanderman

July 31, 2019


Open Source: It Takes a Village to Deliver the Best and Most Secure Citizen Services

Innovation rarely comes from the mind of one person. Most often it’s a team, working together, sharing their ideas that causes a breakthrough. Sometimes those people are in the same room and other times they’re half a world away, solving different problems, but seeking to achieve the same goal. This is just as true for […]

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Jamie Duncan

July 29, 2019


Automation, Networking and Software-Defined Everything: Three Takeaways from Cisco Live

The Cisco Live event in San Diego last month provided incredible insight into the evolution of networking technology and how it’s moving forward. The event provided an opportunity to not only experience the most cutting-edge technologies, but also talk with incredibly smart people about what innovative solutions are now available for our federal clients. From […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 24, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking  •  Software-defined Networking

Automation through APIs Key to Efficient Workflows

Imagine being an agency IT manager and having the tools you need for mission success at your disposal. The only problem? They don’t integrate with each other to create a simple, efficient workflow. This problem isn’t uncommon in the federal government. With so many solutions from multiple vendors—all addressing different tasks essential to agency functions—they […]

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Ryan Wolfe

July 22, 2019


Women in Leadership: Why Representation in Tech Matters

Women’s roles have come a long way in the last couple decades, climbing their way up the corporate ladder in the male-dominated technology market. However, there is still a long way to go.  Women are still underrepresented at nearly every level in the corporate pipeline from managers on up to the c-suite. “We all know […]

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Josie Smoot

July 9, 2019

What We Do Matters

How Agencies Can Incrementally Innovate Through Their Digital Journey

As the federal government continues the digital transformation journey, it must also deal with financial constraints of such a huge undertaking. Agencies cannot simply toss aging data storage in favor of a fully cloud-enabled environment, nor can they dismiss their network for a software-defined system, nor easily offload hardware in favor of virtualized devices. Transformation […]

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Cameron Chehreh

June 21, 2019


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

Finding a True Partner – What to look for with a Managed Services Provider

Managed services give agencies the ability to utilize a partner to manage some of their most complex IT tasks or offload routine day-to-day operations.  Managed service providers provide experts who understand the technology and the innovation landscape ahead and utilize those capabilities to improve the overall service delivery for an agency. These providers take end-to-end […]

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Craig Limon

June 17, 2019

Managed Services

Modernizing the Network with the “As A Service” Model

You may be familiar with Software as a service (SaaS), but the “as a service model” works far beyond software as an option for technology across the IT spectrum. As a service is simply a model to change the delivery and procurement mechanism to obtain applications, hardware or business functions through technology, moving from traditional […]

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Craig Limon

May 29, 2019

Managed Services

Ease the Cost and Burden of Device Management with DaaS

Imagine you’re an IT manager at a mid-sized agency, with a small staff and little budget. You’re responsible for not only updating legacy technology, monitoring cloud and data center integration and effecting a strong cyber security posture, but also managing the hundreds of devices given to agency employees. This is an overwhelming position. Agency IT […]

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Jonathan Nikols

May 9, 2019

Managed Services

Industry Must Step Up to Help Secure DoD Technology

More than any other agency in the federal government, the Department of Defense (DoD) faces incredible challenges when it comes to cyber security. The problem: our warfighters should be able to use the most cutting-edge technology, but they need to make sure systems and devices are protected against bad actors and nation states. In February, […]

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Rob Chee

May 7, 2019

Cyber Security