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Security tops the concerns of federal information technology managers as they look to move data and applications into the cloud – and that’s consistent with other public sector IT executives.
For organizations looking to make sense of their data, the first step is to ensure the data are managed well – are consistent, accurate and that rules are in force to keep users from doing anything to undermine data integrity. But whether you’re trying to ensure data quality going forward or clean up a whole history of sloppy data, the choices in the marketplace can be bewildering.
Harnessing government data to make better decisions is a great concept – but most databases require significant cleanup before they can start pointing decision-makers to smarter results.
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Researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency say they are making headway on efforts to develop a much more robust wireless communications backbone.
The Defense Department’s $38.5 billion IT budget in the fiscal 2017 requests is being driven by three major trends contractors should be aware of: cybersecurity, cloud and analytics. While the possibility of another continuing resolution until March looms, DoD’s IT projects are expected to move forward.
The U.S. Army is revolutionizing how it trains troops through the use of virtual gaming and cloud-based technologies. Army officials describe a future where units could be trained with new skills or hone existing ones right before deployment, or in the theater of operations.
The Defense Department expects to begin pilot programs to test out new IT authentication mechanisms shortly after the Christmas holiday, an early step toward the DoD chief information officer’s objective of completely eliminating the Common Access Card within the next two years.
The head of the U.S. Cyber Command discusses the Sony hack, state-backed attacks and WikiLeaks
As President-elect Trump’s national security team begins to take shape, questions are swirling in the defense industry about the future of several key Obama administration initiatives to modernize the U.S. military arsenal.
The CIA’s newest directorate marked its first anniversary this fall. The Directorate for Digital Innovation is the first new directorate stood up by CIA in more than 50 years. As the digital world is becoming more important, ingrained and integral in daily activity, DDI is responsible for accelerating the integration of digital and cyber capabilities across all of CIA’s mission areas.
If all goes according to plan, the Defense Department is a few weeks away from releasing new guidance on how it buys and builds business IT systems.
It may or may not have been the intent of the Pentagon’s World War II-era designers, but the mostly concrete structure of world’s most famous five-sided building makes it a black hole for radio frequencies, including cell signals, making it hard to achieve the kind of mobile work and communication that’s commonplace in most 21st century offices.