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  • Persistence tech offers layered approach to security

    Persistence tech offers layered approach to security

    While data and device encryption is the first line of defense, it is not impervious to attack, so diligent IT departments should take a layered and persistent approach to security.

  • Modernizing VistA

    Modernizing VistA: Enabling scalable interoperability in a legacy system

    Leveraging cutting-edge tools and platforms can be part of the solution for achieving fast, secure and scalable interoperability within the mission-critical legacy system.

  • How to put the Digital Playbook into action

    How to put the Digital Playbook into action

    The administration’s U.S. Digital Services Playbook outlines 13 “plays,” or high-level practices for effective applications. Here’s how government IT managers can move those plays into the field.

  • 6 reasons agencies pass on PaaS

    6 reasons contractors are struggling to embrace PaaS

    Although platform-as-a-service offerings can support application delivery, cloud computing and data center consolidation, many agencies aren't even considering it. Are integrators holding back PaaS?

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  • In a world of integrated services, hybrid cloud is king

    In a world of integrated services, hybrid cloud is king

    The hybrid approach to cloud adoption is likely to continue to expand as public cloud usage in government accelerates and more integrators build turn-key solutions from a mash-up of multiple cloud services.

  • Drupal-based defense-in-depth strategy protects data

    Drupal-based defense-in-depth strategy protects data

    With open-source Drupal as the foundation of a defense-in-depth strategy, agency IT managers can analyze and identify potential threat vectors, including internal and external threats.

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  • 7 tactics for a smooth cloud migration

    7 tactics for a smooth cloud migration

    Before making the jump to the cloud, IT managers need to lay the groundwork, ensuring the right technology and security protocols are in place as well as a complete understanding of the regulatory issues affecting the project.

  • How agencies can keep email from vanishing

    How agencies can keep email from vanishing

    One of the biggest challenges agencies face today, besides the skyrocketing volume of email, is how to effectively retain and manage email records based on regulatory and legal requirements.

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  • Keyhole in circuit board

    Layer 1 encryption: A step forward for government network security

    Already in use among a range of private enterprises and service providers today, Layer 1, 100 gigabit/sec encryption can give government network managers the ability to transport enormous volumes of data in the most secure manner possible.

  • How a chief collaboration officer can help IT projects succeed

    How a chief collaboration officer can help IT projects succeed

    In recent years, some progressive companies have hired a chief collaboration officer to help guide joint projects, partnerships and shared services. A CCO is a great idea, one that government agencies are starting to explore.