Automated management, monitoring and security tools – along with common-sense policies – can help agencies gain the upper hand against shadow IT.
A recent survey of 500 public sector technology officials finds that most government offices are ready to transition from legacy systems to cloud-based technologies and citizen-friendly software.
Ten public sector IT systems, including federal projects to expand digital services to users on global scale as well as local government apps designed to streamline citizens’ online experiences, were named winners of the 2015 GCN Awards for IT excellence.
The Department of Health and Human Services granted Adobe Cloud Solutions an ATO through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
The Scrambl3 app creates a secure virtual-private network that connects BYOD smartphones to an agency server to send messages with end-to-end encryption.
The Port of Seattle is using NextRequest, a cloud-based public records management portal, to simplify the request process for both citizens and the government employees who field the questions.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development gives approval to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Government cloud, while MaaS360 gets a green light from the Joint Authorization Board.
When considering a private cloud in health care, be sure to conduct ample research, develop a solid risk management policy and ensure that business objectives are met.
The Defense Information Systems Agency recently released a new draft of security standards as the Defense Department moves to a cloud environment.
Through the Innovation Challenge, the USDA and Microsoft are asking researchers to explore how to strengthen the nation’s food resilience by analyzing agricultural data.
The Canadian city of Surrey is the first to use Watson’s natural language-based cognitive computing technology to improve 311 responses.
The tailored version of Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite will include improved email, instant messaging, desktop voice/video communications and user storage capabilities.
A revised list of "leading edge technologies" for the Alliant 2 contract reflects the General Services Administration's vision for near-future IT.
MaaS is at the top of the list of options for mainframe operators looking for prudent solutions to pressing personnel and budget constraints.