State & Local

Close the Data Center, Skip the TIC – How One Agency Bought Big Into Cloud

The International Trade Administration’s leap into cloud services cut costs and improved service – in part by redefining the meaning and boundaries of the agency’s networks.

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New Framework Defines Cyber Security Workforce Needs

Today’s shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals won’t end overnight, but the answer to solving the shortage may be here. It’s the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework. By defining a common language to describe the skills, knowledge and requirements needed to fill each type of cyber job, the framework provides a baseline for understanding which can be shared by employers, educators and workers alike.

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Attacks, Crashes Underscore Need For New 911 Systems

A recent rash of disruptions in antiquated 911 emergency-response systems points up the urgent need for new technology to save lives in the wireless age. But few states or localities have the financial means to pay for it on their own.

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