MeriTalk Updates Where America Talks Government Copyright 2014 MeriTalk Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:42:19 -0500 Blog: David Bray - No Couch Potato What were you doing at age 15? That’s when David Bray launched his career as a Fed. Let me introduce you to David. On the Go He’s no homebody. Bray’s philanthropic urge has led him all over Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:01:57 -0500 {13c1594e-9136-f00e-ad06-571b6dd7b527} Blog: App etite? Halloween is safely in the rear view mirror – but Uncle Sam's still wracked by IT nightmares. App glutony's front and center as we head to Thanksgiving – and a new MeriTalk study, the Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:03:08 -0500 {2c6f1713-d98c-610e-7e4c-561b94a61312} Blog: Too Many Cooks? Looking for a recipe for success this turkey day – and a heaped helping of hilarity?  Look no further than our Fed IT gourmets' take on bad lip reading Thu, 20 Nov 2014 11:31:18 -0500 {4d4cd393-f06a-c206-a412-e8254012d2a2} Blog: Hitting a Moving Target? If you'll pardon the puns – mobility is the most dynamic sector in Fed IT.  And, securing those environments is a moving target.  But, to be sure, Fed mobile security is no laughing Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:43:33 -0500 {02394ffd-3a7f-e30b-5734-53273abeb34b} Blog: Weed the People Pot’s legal in DC (unless Congress steps in and says no to drugs). Nearly 70 percent of voters gave weed the high sign. But that’s not smoke in the sky. Those are clouds because there’s a lot Wed, 12 Nov 2014 13:17:32 -0500 {9a5b0752-0f02-0fce-0067-e7fb498fae3e} Blog: Sink or Swim? Don’t go boating without a life jacket.  And, don’t collect, store, or try to manage data without an Information Governance strategy.  That’s IG, but if you don’t have one, you’l Wed, 05 Nov 2014 22:52:43 -0500 {90013efe-0dad-2428-35c7-19923128644c} Research: The App Gap Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:34:38 -0400 {c7f07f63-49cc-a405-541e-a1c47895edf2} Blog: Government IT Procurement – Storm on Plain Sailing? Has government procurement lost its rudder completely?  Stand aside the $500 hammer and golden toilet seat – seems IT procurement is all at sea. Anchors Aweigh? The Navy’s ahead of the Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:53:10 -0400 {8fd2c092-4bfb-38cd-ad02-45209090ed5a} Blog: Happy Halloween: APTs Will Scare the &#!^ Out of You   Remember the old days? Agencies protected networks and data by guarding their perimeter and that was enough. Agencies relied on anti-virus software. There was none of this insider threat st Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13:25:30 -0400 {fa8f28d5-f5d8-295b-1005-9a47623a62a0} Blog: Comey Goes Prime Time   FBI Director James Comey took the Feds' cybersecurity message to prime time TV – not a bad way to reach an audience. In the wake of the JP Morgan breach, Director Comey used 60 Minute Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:25:49 -0400 {a1f96a81-a652-f192-bc5f-2b954ee32d71} Blog: Is Cloud an Anagram for Cold? There's an arms race going on like we haven't seen since the Cold War: HP, IBM, Amazon, and Google.  They're knocking together data centers quicker than the price of cloud comput Mon, 13 Oct 2014 10:59:08 -0400 {eec133da-06b0-d0b6-99c0-e40da4930514} Research: FutureCare: Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, and Social Optimize the EMR Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:00:18 -0400 {27404fe2-aa48-c326-91a4-fe8f7b199d18} Blog: Why Go to Work? Why Go to Work? Every day you shave or powder your face in the mirror, put on a smile, and head out to make the doughnuts.  But, what if you could get paid for doing nothing?  And not jus Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:28:09 -0400 {6a37a982-9750-4a54-b6ab-8a89a6d17f0c} Blog: High Stakes   Life’s a gamble, but there’s no need to take a risk with IT networks. Feds can double their savings by leveraging consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access, and infr Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:47:54 -0400 {cdb43c8d-f3d8-6515-02fa-24d7982bb5fc} Blog: Cloud Rising? Cloud Rising? 2014 is a tipping point.  For the first time, IT will serve more pages to phones than PCs.  So, aren’t phones cloud devices?  Sure we’ve wrestled with Hunger Games Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:42:59 -0400 {6af68093-9a5c-7bdd-0261-6fe01d45c15d} Blog: What Now? Ellison is footloose at Oracle.  Mega merger murmurs – HP, EMC, Dell, and Cisco?  iPhone 6 off the hook.  Big tech headlines.  But, did anybody notice Steven VanRoekel step dow Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:36:51 -0400 {51af34ed-424e-26ef-8378-56a70ab5be67} Blog: The Odd Couple Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:34:56 -0400 {10b44809-c0a9-87a6-5999-2691d675ed22} Blog: Union Jacked? Did you know that the Union Jack – made famous by the Red Coats, Reebok, and Austin Powers – is in peril?  On September 18, Scotland goes to the polls to vote Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:04:38 -0400 {7a38642f-f152-f099-a812-084ea711b2bb} Blog: Noteworthy:Odd Couple Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:22:23 -0400 {6a117b58-b4a5-8ca7-58ee-5285ad897a89} Research: Cloud Control: Moving to the Comfort Zone Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:57:18 -0400 {5d0aaeb7-a5d9-d858-4091-16633acdcd88} Blog: Fighting Father Time Some things get better with age. Wine. Blue jeans. Sofia Vergara. But not everything improves as it gets older. Milk. Tattoos. Data centers. Feds want their data and they want it now. Seems like Tue, 02 Sep 2014 17:05:25 -0400 {727408c9-b2f0-4a4a-9a6c-c98050c0fad5} Blog: My Cup of IT: Summertime? Hope you enjoyed the labor-day break. And, speaking of breaks, it’s been three weeks since I poured a Cup of IT.  Why?  I took a vacation – two weeks in Blighty.  First time in Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:17:13 -0400 {34b26d1b-8e2e-cff8-10b0-61bf128ba5be} Blog: In August, Time to Shift Gears With official Washington on a month-long siesta, it’s a good time to shift our attention to life outside the Beltway. Feds have aggressively pursued policies that encourage telework and boost m Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:50:51 -0400 {46d93b0d-dd89-f357-4925-a62dcd60d4de} Research: The Drive to Thrive: Ensuring the Agile Data Center Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:18:15 -0400 {cde4bd78-36ef-2aa6-36ec-38196917c12c} Blog: Noteworthy:Off the Hook Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:27:00 -0400 {63073b92-1f9a-206f-c2b4-4242c102e632} Research: Cloud Campus: The Software-Defined College Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:59:30 -0400 {17801502-048b-a536-2b37-da2f4cd2a9ea} Blog: Joe Hungate - Neat Stuff? Joe Hungate - Neat Stuff? I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous. If you look at what ails Fed IT, it's not tech – you can distill it down to communications and finance.&#16 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:21:55 -0400 {c1accac4-2460-65ea-1d9c-b141b4129f38} Research: Cloud Confusion: Is Private Cloud Holding Feds Back? Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:38:52 -0400 {63a5cfeb-65bd-ceea-479f-b44e49d08a33} Blog: Searching for the Right Fit Federal agencies are struggling with their old IT networks. It may be time for a makeover. Put away the polyester. Burn the bell bottoms. Old networks lead to complexity, and that makes it harder Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:49:45 -0400 {fe8f5235-27a1-fe11-699e-caf6d8c1766b} Blog: Disputed Territory? Disputed Territory? Not as charged as Palestine and the Ukraine, Federal cloud is nevertheless disputed territory. Released three and a half years after OMB issued the "Cloud First Policy", a Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:48:36 -0400 {6ea34504-cae5-6dc4-5479-9b68857ba013}