MeriTalk Updates http://meritalk.com Where America Talks Government Copyright 2014 MeriTalk Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:20:00 -0400 http://meritalk.com/images/logo.png http://meritak.com Blog: In August, Time to Shift Gears http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3763 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 http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3762 http://www.meritalk.com/drivetothrive Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:18:15 -0400 {cde4bd78-36ef-2aa6-36ec-38196917c12c} Blog: Noteworthy:Off the Hook http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3761  Placeholder.. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 13:27:00 -0400 {63073b92-1f9a-206f-c2b4-4242c102e632} Research: Cloud Campus: The Software-Defined College http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3760 http://www.meritalk.com/cloudcampus Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:59:30 -0400 {17801502-048b-a536-2b37-da2f4cd2a9ea} Blog: Joe Hungate - Neat Stuff? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3756 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? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3755 http://www.meritalk.com/cloudconfusion Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:38:52 -0400 {63a5cfeb-65bd-ceea-479f-b44e49d08a33} Blog: Searching for the Right Fit http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3754 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? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3753 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} Blog: Social Shenanigans? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3746 Social Shenanigans? Ever wonder about the validity of social media? What's the moniker – trust but verify? I've always had my suspicions about Facebook Likes. Not to mention those ran Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:58:31 -0400 {9a6a8119-4c15-a3de-f6dc-e2b70e493652} Research: The Federal Simplicity Report: Navigating Network Complexity http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3745 http://meritalk.com/federalsimplicity Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:26:08 -0400 {8667f194-6280-2238-caa5-e1bc3a857d50} Blog: P.S. I Love You http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3744 Nothing excites this town like scandalous behavior. The Library of Congress this month will unseal love letters written by President Warren G. Harding. The 29th president – generally regarded a Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:56:48 -0400 {86ff6a43-3441-c247-e8f8-7a4cc2941899} Blog: Independence Day? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3743  Independence Day? You may think that 238 years ago, your ancestors sent my ancestors packing. On the 4th, I like to remind folks I'm Irish.  All this independent spirit inspired Mer Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:39:39 -0400 {13309c41-74e0-694e-d4e8-603da27561ff} Research: Consolidation Aggravation http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3742 http://meritalk.com/copydata Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:36:44 -0400 {e8e3d03e-ae25-563b-3fa9-759613a72fa6} Blog: DISA Takes the Long View http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3741 David Bennett, CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been thinking about cloud a lot lately. DOD rolled out DISA’s milCloud in March. Bennett, who took over as DISA CIO in October Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:51:57 -0400 {f30c7ab7-261a-d42e-7199-66c1288a0416} Blog: Death. Taxes. DC Traffic. http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3740 The joke’s on us. Interstate 66. Metro (I’m looking at you, Red Line). The 14th Street Bridge. Route 50. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway. At some point they will ruin your day, and everyone h Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:30:54 -0400 {fbb3c19e-7c73-79bd-01d1-ecef6666dd14} Blog: Hat Trick, Heaven or Hell? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3739 Hat Trick, Heaven or Hell? Is it me, or is it slow in Fed IT? Maybe it's because everybody’s watching the World Cup? Worldwide viewership is four times that for the Olympics – and global p Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:13 -0400 {0b84cd65-2cc5-7d9d-2575-32eaf0afad51} Whitepaper/Study: The Human Factor at the Core of Federal Cybersecurity http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=JeffreyHoneyman&blogentry_id=3732 Despite widespread concern, a question mark remains over the current state of federal cybersecurity.   A trove of new research into this question provides greater insight. Integrating primary r Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:37:59 -0400 {97c040be-518d-09bd-0882-c06ef6d0ac83} Whitepaper/Study: Dell Software Solutions for Identity and Access Management in Government: Connected Security http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=JeffreyHoneyman&blogentry_id=3731 The federal government’s Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management (FICAM) framework defines the required functionality for Identity and Access Management in U.S. agency and organization in Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:34:26 -0400 {4804eaae-bd7b-ccf1-0243-217aee0d8d82} Whitepaper/Study: Solving the Security Puzzle: How Government Agencies Can Mitigate Today’s Threats http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=JeffreyHoneyman&blogentry_id=3730 This white paper unveils best practices and technology solutions that help government agencies minimize the risk of security breaches by proactively closing vulnerability gaps caused by insufficient v Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:31:52 -0400 {07d37dc7-cad0-1b96-9a55-f90d19b21396} Whitepaper/Study: Data Replication and Integration Tools: Reducing Risk & Improving Reliability for Federal Agencies http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=JeffreyHoneyman&blogentry_id=3729 Federal agencies are always looking for ways to serve their constituents and users more efficiently. Given the vast amounts of data agencies collect, integrating applications and data from numerous so Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:24:11 -0400 {6094abc5-8edc-c3ce-dcdc-76700c054322} Whitepaper/Study: Governance, Risk and Compliance Software: Consistency Keeps Your Agency’s Data Secure http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=JeffreyHoneyman&blogentry_id=3728 Regardless of your agency’s mission, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software puts the consistent systems in place that keep your data secure and your agency in compliance with Federal mandate Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:17:19 -0400 {0f4f2831-8050-5415-5c72-7794881ad6a5} Blog: Hero or Zero? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3727 Hero or Zero? Fed IT’s a jungle. Healthcare dot bombs. Super spies and insider imbeciles. To say nothing of hacker hijackers, big data booby traps, data center delinquents, and box huggers. M Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:18:06 -0400 {d53d32a2-ab37-6436-a47d-c87c7c2ef341} Blog: A Big Deal: The World Cup and Cyber Crime http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3726 What do cybercrime and soccer have in common? Both are big and getting bigger. When the World Cup begins tomorrow, Spain, Germany, and Brazil will have the best odds of winning. They have dynamic Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:49:04 -0400 {be1042f5-6951-74a9-71f6-6c520397025a} Blog: CDM Roadtest http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3725 CDM Roadtest CDM is all about numbers – $6 billion, 17 primes, legions of subcontractors, and one big question. Is the shiny new program making Uncle Sam's cyber security safer? This' Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:13:55 -0400 {39d559ff-b366-482a-cf62-aa3f26649b08} Blog: FedRAMP Deadline Arrives Today http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3724 Today’s the big day. Maybe. Two years after Feds launched FedRAMP, cloud service providers must finish jumping over all the hurdles if they want to have a part in this program with the funny na Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:53:21 -0400 {bc61e65e-fee1-ebe0-ea19-56ec3daab94b} Research: CDM: Under the Hood http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=MeriTalk&blogentry_id=3723 http://www.meritalk.com/cdm Fri, 30 May 2014 18:08:41 -0400 {195c7c2e-151f-f9bb-ce6f-52f235aa33c4} Blog: Automated Spend Analytics - A Must for Every Federal Agency http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=NitinPradhan&blogentry_id=3722 Strategic sourcing is focused on reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while also delivering results, agility, and innovation. Private sector is well on its way to capitalizing on strategic sou Thu, 29 May 2014 15:26:49 -0400 {df89bd5e-b139-1914-17f7-a6f9ec478554} Blog: Halvorsen Hates Iowa http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3721 Halvorsen Hates Iowa But he’s really got it in for data centers, applications, and cost. In a world of posturing and politics, I'd like to take a minute to salute Terry Halvorsen as he steps Thu, 29 May 2014 13:53:57 -0400 {a74d5c5b-3d8c-37de-898a-71e3986cf0d6} Blog: Inappropriate? http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=SteveOKeeffe&blogentry_id=3720 Inappropriate? While the weather’s tip top, the May 7 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on Federal IT investments would have left Bill Murray with a chill. While the Ghostbuster suffer Thu, 22 May 2014 15:11:28 -0400 {a84222ab-77a8-37e4-72ce-501df9191219} Blog: Can the Cloud Prevent Insider Threats? Some Say So http://www.meritalk.com/blog.php?user=BillGlanz&blogentry_id=3719   The cloud is a lot of things. Is it also a cyber security tool? Maybe so. Rep. Darrell Issa made an interesting observation this week at the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group’s discu Wed, 21 May 2014 18:04:56 -0400 {628847e7-c531-ebe7-5344-015ee8c29729}