A fundamental part of any IT decision maker’s job function these days is to show up at the myriad conferences hosted in this region that are intended to educate and persuade purchasing decisions for the systems and bits of infrastructure that need overhauling to ensure that agencies are equipped to meet their missions.
At ModernGov we’ve made a habit out of seeking out exciting and pivotal government and military IT innovation – from all levels, in all agencies – that utilize and promote agility. In this news round-up, we’ve found some amazing stories of innovation in research, implementation and career creation, as government agencies, along with the military, blaze a path in IT innovation in virtual training, autonomous systems, and application program interfaces.
A recent federal cloud computing event underscored several themes we’ve recently highlighted here on ModernGov. The Federal Cloud Computing Summit brought together cloud subject matter experts from the federal government and academia, and featured visionary panels about topics ranging from cloud strategy to cloud success stories to a look ahead at what the future of cloud computing might look like. The insights shared by many of the panelists at that event echoed the sentiments Software AG Government Solutions thought leaders Chris Steel and Chris Borneman recently shared about the future of the data center and IT modernization.
Supporting more than 1.4 million network users,Lieutenant General Robert S. Ferrell- Army CIO, recently unveiled an aggressive IT strategy encompassing IT modernization initiatives spanning to 2021 to enable the warfighter to fight and deploy at any time, from anywhere well into the future. Referenced as the “Army Network Campaign Plan,” the Army’s IT strategy is set to deliver on five broad goals
Cybersecurity is a high-profile issue both in and out of the government sectors, as evidenced by the Sony breach and President Obama’s focus on cybersecurity in his recent State of the Union address, to name just a few examples. It was therefore fitting that the topic of a recent Federal Executive Forum focused on cybersecurity in government, profiling successful cyber programs and focusing on the current and future state of cyber.
Each year GovLoop releases an updated guide to big data as data centers and solutions become a more entrenched aspect of best business practices for the government sector. The focus of the magazine has been and continues to be big data and how government agencies can more effectively implement efficient, streamlined data storage and aggregation.