Government IT: Making the Most of Cybersecurity Investments

CEB IT

With cybersecurity at the forefront of the national agenda, and with a budget to strengthen their cyber-defenses, government IT leaders are now in a unique position to make substantial changes to the ways that they secure their agencies from those with malicious intent.

Why Interest In “Data Governance” Is Increasing

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Our main focus is improving what is commonly referred to as "data governance." Interest in data governance has been increasing as suggested by this three year plot of Google searches (Plotted using GOOGLE TRENDS to search for "Data Governance" on June […]. Interest is Increasing I'm working with colleagues to improve how data resources are managed.

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What Is The Difference Between Data Governance and Big Data Governance?

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The video at this link and embedded below starts with a great question: What is the difference between data governance and big data governance? In this video, Stefan Groschupf, CEO of Datameer, talks about the difference between data governance and big data governance.

Government IT: Take a Collaborative Approach to Change Management

CEB IT

It’s in the nature of large organizations to change, whether they’re trying to make a profit or serving a government in the public sector. Government IT leaders must think differently about how they help employees acclimate.

Government IT: A New Era Requires New Models of Sourcing

CEB IT

With the average government organization spending over 65% of its IT budget on external providers in 2015, many IT departments are reassessing their sourcing strategies. Blog Government IT Information Technology Manage Service Providers and Vendors

Considering A Departure From Government Service? Look before you leap!

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Now’s a good time to remember what’s good about Government work, and quit dreaming about what’s on the other side. Government Civil Service By ChrisScott. Last month I was approached by one of my favorite DoD colleagues, inquiring about opportunities “out there” in Industry.

Building a Realistic and Effective Data Program Governance Strategy

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In Six Data Management Steps To Consider Before An Administration Shift William Sullivan of Cloudera lists the following steps government agency executives need to consider before the new Administration arrives: Take a close look at the data you have available. Making such distinctions is a major reason why it's important to distinguish between data management and data program governance, as I discussed in Thinking About “Data Program Governance.”. Dennis D. McDonald.

Government IT: How to Prevent Ransomware from Extorting Your Organization

CEB IT

Probably the most frustrating and frightening attacks right now for government agencies are from “ ransomware ,” and to defend against these organizations must employ a dedicated workforce and a flexible business continuity plan. Computer hackers are an industrious bunch.

Thinking About “Data Program Governance”

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One phrase in regular rotation in my elevator pitch is “data program governance." Governance means the program is planned and managed in an organized and sustainable way. Creating a data program governance strategy is not unlike creating other types of enterprise business strategies. Traditional organizational structures can create barriers to implementing a coherent enterprise-wide data governance strategy. Separate governance from services? Dennis D. McDonald.

Questions for Government Leaders To Ask About Your Cybersecurity Posture

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I have worked with Bob Gourley to come up with a set of questions that government leaders should be asking to mitigate cyber security risks. Government leaders, project managers, systems engineers, and executives can accelerate enhancements to cyber security and mitigate digital risks by focusing on five key questions: - What is the cyber threat to the mission? - Big Data CTO Cyber Security Bob Gourley Computer security Cyber Threat Government agency insider threat

Hortonworks HDP 2.5: Improved Security and Data Governance

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Some important take-aways from this announcement are the new security features of HDP 2.5, which include more robust security and data governance, and will implement dynamic classification-based insurance policies by leveraging Apache Atlas and its metadata tag features to classify data.

Tools For Government Tech

CIO Musings

The good folks at www.pulppr.com asked me to show you their new infographic. See below. Their home page is an original, an effect I had not seen before. Check it out too and follow them at @pulpPR They raise a good point here, I''d like to expand on just a bit.

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Carahsoft: IT Solutions for Government

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We have known and worked with Carahsoft for years, they have become an institution in the federal technology ecosystem, known for being able to help government agencies find the right technology to serve their missions and also known for helping tech firms do business with government.

Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and the nature of government services

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In this post we provide some of Marc’s views around the nature of government services in the near future. Andreessen: We can assume that by 2030 all government services can be online. The Internet is changing the DMV and most every other state, federal and local government office.

SAS and Apache Hadoop for Government

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New in the CTOvision Research Library: We have just posted an overview of an architectural assessment we produced laying out best practices and design patterns for the use of SAS and Apache Hadoop, with a focus on the government sector. By Bob Gourley.

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Technology and Automation, Robotics, and AI can Impact Government Service

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Previous posts discussed future tech scenarios around the year 2030 and context on government services in the future. In this post we provide Marc’s thoughts around the future of technology including automation, robotics and AI and implications for government, business and citizens.

Hybrid IT Governance: Automation is Key

Cloud Musings

In their almost rampant embrace of cost savings associated with public cloud, many are just now understanding the information technology governance challenge posed by vastly different traditional and cloud computing operational models.

Microsoft: Government Should Regulate IoT Security

Data Center Knowledge

Azure IoT engineering head says bar is low in IoT security, and government should get involved Read More. Business Cloud Featured Internet of Things Microsoft Regulation Security

Learn The Latest On All Things Data At The 25 April 2017 Cloudera Government Forum

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This year's agenda is fantastic and includes presentations by some of the government's most accomplished data strategists as well as some of industry's greatest data architects. Bob Gourley. In the world of data somethings are totally consistent and some are incredibly dynamic.

Government IT: How to Prepare for the New Administration

CEB IT

Once the dust of the race settles and the newly elected president is ensconced in the White House (pictured), she or he will have to switch from campaigning to governing, fast. It’s unlikely that all government IT organizations are ready for the changes this “takeover” will bring.

Networking the Cloud for IoT - Pt. 1: IoT and the Government

Cloud Musings

IoT and the Government Stuart Ravens of Ovum, in his White Paper, Understanding the IoT Opp ortunity: anIndustry Perspective , postulated that a smart streetlight could send status updates to a central facility.

Microsoft’s Government Cloud Comes Online

Data Center Knowledge

data centers, separated from non-government servers Read More. Cloud Computing Government Microsoft Dedicated Azure infrastructure hosted in U.S.

VMware’s Government Cloud Gets FedRAMP Certification

Data Center Knowledge

Serious contender for government IaaS business joins short list of providers Read More. Cloud Computing Government Security VMware

Changing Change Management in Government IT

CEB IT

For government employees this can include navigating an administration transition , implementing a new policy, or adapting the organization in the face of funding changes. Blog Change Management Government IT Information Technology

UK government wants to give 6,000 teenagers cyber security training

Computer Weekly

Government launches £20m Cyber Schools Programme aimed at students aged between 14 and 18

Australian Government Will Reveal More Cyber Attacks: Bob Flores Comments

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Just prior to this significant pledge, Australia's current Children's eSafety commissioner and newly appointed Special Cyber Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, stated that the government needs to be "more explicit" about its successes and failures in combating cyber crime. For the first time in our knowledge, the government openly acknowledged that is does have cyber security offensive tactics, as well as defensive skills. Katie Kennedy.

Have You Ever Had A Complaint/Suggestion About How The Federal Government Buys Technology

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Everyone with any history in or around government has stories they can tell about federal government procurements. Perhaps the first 535 reasons are the 535 voting members of the US Congress that have the funding, oversight and legislative powers for how government works. And then there is the fact that the center of all executive power in our government, the President, is a political position. By Bob Gourley.

Microsoft Intros Private Azure Government Cloud Connectivity

Data Center Knowledge

ExpressRoute for Azure Government available to agencies at Equinix data centers in Chicago and Ashburn Read More. Chicago Cloud Computing Connectivity Featured Government Microsoft Washington DC Area

VMware Sells Its Governments Cloud Business to QTS

Data Center Knowledge

VMware has agreed to sell its government cloud business to QTS Realty Trust, one of the biggest data center service providers in the US. Cloud Computing Colocation Deals Featured Government QTS (Quality Technology Services) VMware Washington DC AreaThe deal comes about a month after VMware, now majority-owned by Dell, announced a major shift in cloud strategy, choosing to focus more on providing technologies.

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Palo Alto Networks in the Government Sector

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Palo Alto Networks has just announced a new public sector advisory council and the addition of Ryan Gillis to the Palo Alto Networks team as Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy. By Bob Gourley.

Rob Davies, ViON SVP, Talks about Government Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

I had the opportunity to meet him at the ViON headquarters building in Herndon, Virginia for a discussion on government cloud computing. Kevin: Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak with you about cloud in the US government.

QTS Buys Government Cloud Heavyweight Carpathia for $326M

Data Center Knowledge

Deals Government QTS (Quality Technology Services Expands public sector opportunity, geographic reach, and service variety Read More.

Government to strengthen UK data protection law

Computer Weekly

New legislation will require social media platforms to delete information about children and adults when asked

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