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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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

Virtual Care: Empowering Patients and Providers for Better Healthcare

The future of healthcare is greater access to care providers, clinicians, specialists and the like anytime, anywhere, under any circumstance. It is the use of technology to enable patients to get access to the care they need and feel like they’re in the room with their care provider. Virtual care is poised to solve two […]

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Brian Young

April 25, 2019

Telehealth

What Did 2018 Teach Us About Cyber Security?

Cyberattacks in 2018 ran the gamut. We saw threats hiding out in compromised systems to steal computing power and information, and we saw them on an international stage, taking down the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Some of last year’s most impactful cyber threats, as outlined in Cisco’s February 2019 Threat Report, offer us […]

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Rob Chee

April 23, 2019

Cyber Security

Looking for the Digital Transformation Easy Button? Start with a Reference Architecture.

Digital transformation is both a critical priority for government and a seemingly overwhelming task. But it doesn’t need to be daunting. Reference architectures can help agencies pursue digital transformation, reach the speed of technology and realize new possibilities without the added costs and hassle of building and deploying their own environments. As verified, tested IT […]

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John Kuzma

April 19, 2019

Cloud

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

Agencies Need Continuous, Automated Monitoring to Tackle Future DNS Attacks

In late January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an emergency directive to mitigate the effects of a domain name system (DNS) hijacking campaign. DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency noted in a letter to agencies that it was aware of multiple executive-branch domains targeted by the attacks, which redirected and intercepted web and […]

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Rob Chee

March 15, 2019

Cyber Security

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

Hybrid Cloud: Perfecting the Balance Between Data Security and Accessibility

The journey hasn’t always been easy, but government cloud adoption is on a path to success. Currently, federal agencies spend about 22 percent of their IT budgets on cloud, a number that will quickly increase, as Gartner predicts that public sector cloud spending will grow on average 17.1 percent per year through 2021. Beyond that, […]

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Josh David

February 21, 2019

Cloud

Bridging IT Budgets and Agency Needs With Automation: Where to Start

A five percent reduction in spending is expected in the coming year, despite increasing technology demands. Technology is essential to nearly every federal government priority, from helping our warfighters identify the safest, most effective path to accomplish their missions to enabling the average citizen to take advantage of government services. With inevitable budget cuts, IT […]

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Ryan Wolfe

February 6, 2019

Networking

How Standardizing RMF Will Create Value for the Military

Imagine you work at a manufacturing company. The company is divided into four separate divisions that produce different products, using the same equipment. The CEO develops a set of controls to make sure that each piece of equipment used in manufacturing products is safe and efficient. One division decides to modernize its processes before the […]

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Brent White

January 3, 2019

Cyber Security  •  Networking

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

Automation: Redefining Cyber Protection

According to Gartner’s Innovation Insight for Security Orchestration, Automation and Response report, organizations struggle to keep up with the vast number of new cyber security attacks because they’re too often utilizing manual processes to combat breaches. In the United States alone, cyber security incidents skyrocketed over the last five years. In 2012, about 419 million […]

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Ryan Wolfe

November 26, 2018

Cyber Security