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Calculating Technical Debt Can Focus Modernization Efforts

Calculating Technical Debt Can Focus Modernization Efforts

Tracking technical debt isn’t just for agile developers. Figuring out the hidden, long-term costs of maintaining legacy systems is also key to understanding whether it makes economic sense to keep those systems running or shut them down for good.

One Big Risk With Big Data: Format Lock-In

One Big Risk With Big Data: Format Lock-In

Long-term big data projects demand developers take the long view because, as new technologies emerge, existing data formats can quickly become obsolete. Planning and design choices today are critical to ensuring you can adapt and adjust in the future.

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One Big Risk With Big Data: Format Lock-In

Long-term big data projects demand developers take the long view because, as new technologies emerge, existing data formats can quickly become obsolete. Planning and design choices today are critical to ensuring you can adapt and adjust in the future.

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Proactive Resilience: The Future of Cybersecurity

Today’s state of the art in cybersecurity is operational resilience – the ability to keep operating in the midst of a disruptive attack. Tomorrow’s state of the art is what Carnegie Mellon CERT’s Summer Fowler calls “prosillience” – the ability to anticipate and adapt before disruptions strike. Here’s how we’ll get from now to then.

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Pentagon Considering Push to Software-Defined Networking

Brief synopsis of article: The Pentagon is focusing in on software-defined networking to further modernize its networks. The Defense Department’s Joint Service Provider – a relatively new consolidated arm of the Defense Information Systems Agency that provides IT specifically within the National Capital Region – is hoping to improve how JSP can successfully implement a Software Defined Network solution and modernize the DoD network.

Could FedRAMP Approvals Be Used to Buy All Government Technology?

A coalition of moderate House Democrats wants to expand a government-wide security certification process for cloud computing to all types of government information technology, according to a white paper released this week. The proposal from the New Democrat Coalition’s Cybersecurity Task Force would expand the FedRAMP model to non-cloud IT services.

An 18F For Cyber? DHS CISO Wants One

Brief synopsis of article: Department of Homeland Security CISO Jeff Eisensmith wants the federal government to establish a team of cybersecurity experts akin to the General Services Administration’s 18F digital service team.

Trump Not Rushing to Find a Permanent Head for DHS

A month after former Homeland Security secretary John Kelly decamped for the White House, President Donald Trump has yet to formally interview any potential candidates to replace the retired general as the head of the department.
That’s the latest from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In a recent report GAO declares that a decade’s worth of effort to pare the use of SSNs in government has had only “limited success.”

GAO To Agencies: Stop Using Social Security Numbers For Everything

Federal agencies continue to over-collect, over-use and over-display Social Security numbers, leading to the an unnecessarily high risk of identity theft.

That’s the latest from the U.S. Government Accountability Office. In a recent report GAO declares that a decade’s worth of effort to pare the use of SSNs in government has had only “limited success.”

GIS, Mobile-Alert Tech Shine During Eclipse

Cities, counties and states along the path of totality during the historic eclipse turned to data to ensure that the millions of people who followed that track stayed safe. Governments used GIS and messaging systems to alert area residents and tourists to traffic congestion, road closures and lodging information and notify first responders of needs for emergency response.

The Defense Department Will Soon Use More Secure Email

The U.S. Department of Defense will soon start sending more secure emails.
The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), the body in charge of the Pentagon’s email, said it plans to enable stronger encryption on all emails by July 2018.

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