Catch up on some reading this weekend. Here are a few interesting items from around the web. Minute by minute, data center outage costs stack up The cost of an unplanned data center outage is now up to nearly $9,000 per minute. Some data center pros, though, suggested this estimate is too low, and the […] […]

Follow The Money A recent audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2015 financial statements uncovered more than a few problems with the department’s balance sheets. According to the independent public accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, the review of VA’s financial statements revealed continuing material weaknesses in the agency’s IT security controls. Although the audit gives […] […]

For a manager working to drive optimal performance, proper training can be the difference maker. Yet all too often, training results in little to no demonstrable business results. There are a number of reasons for this.






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“With our reputation for consistently meeting stringent security and availability … customers using a proprietary cloud architecture called vStructure™. The vStructure™ IaaS platform allows for enhanced computing capabilities, accessibility VAZATA Attains FedRAMP JAB Security Authorization for Managed Cloud Services for U.S. Government Clients thumbnail courtesy of virtual-strategy.com […]

We love FedRAMP. How could you not? It’s the smart gateway to secure cloud computing across the government. Without a clear, centralized, easy-to-understand cloud computing security model, cloud’s vaporware. Without cloud we can’t consolidate applications, embrace shared services, and modernize our IT. Without cloud, we’ll continue to waste 80 percent of our $80 billion annual IT spend on legacy systems.






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The FBI is part of a new strategy to combat intellectual property crimes.In 2008, a new federal law creating stricter penalties for criminals who engaged in intellectual property theft was enacted to keep pace with globalization, e-commerce, and technology advances. … Said Attorney General Loretta Lynch, “Through this new The FBI is part of a […] […]

The mobile phone of the future will be implanted in your headThink Kate Beckinsale in the remake of the sci-fi thriller “Total Recall” video chatting with her boss using the phone embedded in her hand. Experts say embeddable “phones” or devices that are implanted in the body that use wireless technology could be  The mobile […] […]

The order says the programs can only be authorized by the president, “the Secretaries of State, Defense, Energy … Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and State Department inspector general. Fox News has asked the committees to make Inspector General: Clinton emails had intel from most secretive, classified programs thumbnail courtesy of foxnews.com […]

Tipping Point @CyberCom My Fort Meade listening post has picked up strong signals that 2016 promises to be a crucial year in the development of U.S. Cyber Command. “You can tell we’re at the tipping point now,” said Admiral Michael S. Rogers, the commander of CyberCom and director of the National Security Agency, speaking Thursday […] […]