Defense One: Following the death of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour in an American drone strike in Pakistan on Saturday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry remarked that “Peace is what we want” in Afghanistan. “Mansour,” he said, “was a threat to that effort.” Confirming Mansour’s death on Monday, President Barack Obama said the Taliban’s...
Driven by the growing number of cybercrimes that target both
public sector entities and private corporations, along with
increasing pressure to upgrade security, comply with
stringent regulatory oversight and migrate to cloud-based
services, federal agencies are working to modernize and
improve the agility of crucial...
Just two years ago, the Federal government caught the
attention of the government IT provider and user communities
with a “Cloud First” mandate. If the response to this
Federal initiative has been variable, it’s been only by
degree, because there is clearly a strong...
Delivering services that support quality of life is the
central task of local and regional governments entities,
with a traditional focus on providing public safety,
education, and social services such as healthcare. As
citizens become increasingly aware of the capabilities of
modern IT networks, they...
Most agencies have migrated at least a few applications to
cloud services, but progress has been slow, due primarily to
internal IT complexities, cybersecurity worries and a
reluctance to abandon physical resources. Increasingly,
however, agency leaders find that optimizing data management
provides a critical first...
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