With the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) deadline extended to 2020, Federal IT leaders must push hard to keep data center modernization momentum moving forward. With the right technology, agencies have the opportunity to reduce OpEx and establish an infrastructure that is able to scale quickly, integrate emerging technology, and effectively support dynamic missions – but are they? […]
With the advent of cloud, IoT, and other next-gen technologies, the Federal government’s digital footprint is growing at an exponential rate. But as the amount of data continues to explode, so do the number of cyber adversaries and vulnerabilities in our government’s networks. And without the proper resources and capabilities to manually defend against this deluge of cyber threats, artificial intelligence (AI) could be the missing link in fully securing our government.[…]
With the non-stop cloud chatter, too many Federal agencies think that they need to choose between “all cloud” and “no cloud at all.” But the reality is not either, it’s both. For most agencies, their end result will be a combination of physical servers, private, and public cloud – a hybrid environment. As agency infrastructures evolve, security must evolve as well.[…]
Modern demands are changing the way the government purchases, builds, and delivers data center solutions. Federal agencies are calling for a data center transformation that empowers IT and accelerates mission performance. Converged infrastructure promises simplicity and speed, responsiveness, dependability, and affordability to offset data center demands.[…]
As Federal agencies move more resources to the cloud, the cybersecurity stakes are higher and the potential channels for data loss are more complex. Insiders pose the greatest risk for government data exposure and loss, but defending against insider threats has become even more challenging with cloud adoption, endpoint multiplication, and growth of the remote workforce.[…]
As agencies move more resources to the cloud, the cybersecurity stakes are higher and the potential channels for data loss are more complex. Insiders pose the greatest risk for government data exposure and loss, but defending against insider threats has become even more challenging with cloud adoption, endpoint multiplication, and growth of the remote workforce. Federal agencies are increasing their focus and implementing formal insider threat prevention programs. But is it enough?[…]
Threat remediation shouldn’t be a fire drill. Federal cyber teams need new options to streamline workloads, accelerate responsiveness, and increase incident handling accuracy with improved collaboration across IT and security functions – stopping threats from spreading like a forest fire.[…]
Agencies are finding themselves inundated with structured and unstructured data – calling for a new Federal Big Data playbook. New roles, including the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Data Scientist, have been created to help agencies manage and leverage their data. Are they making an impact? And, what are they doing to help?[…]
Big data is revolutionizing intelligence, but the data analytics that drive intelligent solutions are no longer just an IT back-office support service – they are a mission function. MeriTalk surveyed 150 Federal IT executives familiar with their agencies’ big data strategies to understand the challenges they face when adopting and implementing big data solutions, and […] […]
Keeping up with – or preferably ahead of – advances in technology is absolutely necessary for those involved in government IT. MeriTalk features not only the latest research affecting federal technology, but also more in-depth studies that examine how those developments are likely to impact the government IT realm.
MeriTalk federal IT research covers a variety of subjects, including how to make the best use of Big Data, the safest use of cloud computing, and other cybersecurity topics that affect all government agencies.