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. […]

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 new MeriTalk study “Cloud Confusion: Is Private Cloud Holding Feds Back?” provides a sanity check on Uncle Sam’s cloud progress.






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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 than ever for Federal agencies to do their jobs, let alone innovate, according to a new study from MeriTalk. Complexity means […] […]

Ever wonder about the validity of social media? What’s the moniker – trust but verify? I’ve always had my suspicions about Facebook Likes.






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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 as one of the nation’s worst presidents – wrote the letters to Carrie Fulton Phillips. President Harding and Carrie Phillips weren’t married. That may not seem […] […]

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 MeriTalk to question the tyranny of yesterday’s IT in D.C.






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