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How to Safeguard the Enterprise with Secure Data as a Service

More than 1.73 million data records containing bank account information or Social Security numbers were compromised in government data breaches in 2014 alone. Just last week, OPM announced that records on more than 4 million current and former federal employees had been exfiltrated in a breach traced back to December 2014. Other recent alarming security breaches include:

How to Deter, Detect and Protect Against Insider Threats

Insider threats are among the most costly and damaging risks federal agencies face today. However, most government entities still don’t fully understand how to identify and protect themselves against such threats.

IBM i2 Enterprise Insight Analysis

Watch this short video above to learn about the new big data and advanced analytics solution from IBM.

Smart Cities On the Horizon: Tools, Techniques, and Advice for Government Agencies
Aging constituencies, shrinking revenues drive investments in ‘Smart’ solutions

Gain the latest insights from our prestigious roster of government and industry experts, including:

A Roadmap for E-Discovery Compliance: Current Initiatives and Best Practice Advice

With the right tools and expertise, agencies can greatly reduce waste and duplication in maintaining voluminous government data, and better comply with federal regulations for e-discovery. Government courts fully expect agencies to intelligently and systematically apply repeatable, defensible e-discovery processes that comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) without foot-dragging or excuses. In fact, increasingly stringent federal oversight is forcing agencies to improve how they manage information resources of all kinds.

Identity Fraud Prevention For Government Agencies

Statistics imply that everyone will have their identity compromised within their lifetime, and those stolen identities will be used to commit fraud, often targeted at government programs. Agencies need to protect their programs and taxpayers against these identity schemes.

Freeze the Footprint: Tips and Best Practice Advice for Facility Utilization, Space Management, and Compliance for Government Agencies

In March of 2013 the Obama administration continued its drive to economize on federally owned real estate by announcing a "Freeze the Footprint" policy for federal real estate.  This guidance clarified the administration's policies as announced in the "Real Property" section of OMB Memorandum M-12-12 in May 2012, which stated that agencies must "not increase the size of their civilian real estate inventory, and required any agency that increases its square footage to offset any new space through "consolidation, co-location, or disposal of space from the inventory of that agency."

Spreading Virtualization Across the Military: Current Initiatives and Best Practice Advice

Legacy IT silos once built to support hardware-specific operations are draining resources and preventing U.S. military organizations from optimizing support for warfighters around the globe. This is why military organizations have mandated the expansion of virtualization across servers, networks and storage, to increase efficiency, improve responsiveness and lower costs.

Defending the Enterprise: Reinforcing Endpoint Security Across all Levels of Government
Current Initiatives and Best Practice Advice

With security breaches on the rise, detecting anomalies and performing triage to quickly respond to cyberattacks -- killing processes or wiping to erase compromised devices -- has become a necessity across all levels of government.

Data Management in the Public Sector: Current Initiatives and Best Practice Advice
Unstructured data is costing you money and increasing your security risk

Governments develop, share, and maintain large amounts of unstructured data which can account for storage and/or backups reaching 20-40% YOY growth.  The IT staff needs to gain a better understanding of what is in their file storage prior to embarking on projects, such as data migrations, remediation, and moving file shares. Classification and archival is a critical component of managing the security and growth of this data.

Improving Performance at the Edge with a Centralized Heterogeneous Datacenter

Organizations that operate remote and branch offices are often faced with a difficult choice: deploy servers and storage close to users at the edge to ensure local performance or consolidate to the data center to ensure control and safekeeping.

Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations: The Latest Trends, Initiatives and Best Practice Advice

Attend this i360Gov webinar to gain insights into impending federal COOP guidance on backup and recovery compliance. Whether your agency is turning to cloud-based services, leveraging virtualized storage or utilizing other forms of standard backup and recovery to maintain continuity of operations, you will gain information regarding what’s needed now and in the future to maintain government information securely and sustainably.

Implementing Enterprise Asset Management to Achieve Smarter Municipal and State Governments

Your organization's infrastructure spans buildings, roadways, utilities, public safety and public transit agencies.  It is worth millions if not billions of dollars and the operations, inspections and maintenance programs required to keep it running are costly but critical.  How can you keep this complex system running at peak efficiency?

Enhancing a City’s Ability to Plan, Protect and Manage with Intelligent Video Analytics

Large public events bring millions of dollars into city economies annually and help build reputation. Safety of participants and spectators is paramount. City governments and Event Planners can tackle the complex behind-the-scenes planning with IBM software solutions designed to coordinate permits, monitor the event in progress through video and social media, coordinate incident response, and more. Data gathered during the event can be analyzed afterwards for patterns that indicate success and areas of improvement.

Miami-Dade County Saves through Water Conservation

Recreation departments are facing a funding crisis, and parks, pools and community centers across the country are cutting back—or shutting down. But the county of Miami-Dade found a way to use effective water management to save money and optimize resources at the same time.

Optimizing "Rideability" - Intelligent Transportation for the Masses

Transportation agencies are struggling to manage traffic congestion—a common problem for cities around the world. How can transportation managers handle predictable and unpredictable patterns of demand today, while planning for increasing volume in the future?

Big Data Success Story: How SSA leverages Big Data Analysis to Advise Disability Appeals

The Social Security Administration’s (SSA) administrative appeals operation, under the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) is one of the largest administrative judicial systems in the world. ODAR is charged with analyzing disability claims, as they roll through the appeals process. SSA issues more than half a million hearing and appeal dispositions each year, and appeals judges render the agency’s final decision in over 100,000 cases per year.

Government Cloud Computing: The Latest Trends, Initiatives and Best-Practice Advice

Even though cloud solutions are becoming commonplace, there are still many questions and challenges that must be addressed…  Do I need a public or private cloud platform?  Do I need both?  Agencies must support their mission-critical operations with innovative cloud-based services that incorporate mobile and social technologies along the analytics that justify them.  All of this must happen while maintaining stringent FISMA, FIPS and FedRAMP compliance and security mandates.

Gauging Government’s Ability to Lasso Big Data

The White House recently unveiled 28 industry partnerships to help promote agency Big Data initiatives. Government entities are using solutions that feature capabilities such as in-memory computing and real-time data visualization to improve mission-critical apps, streamline their ability to analyze data, and leverage more agency information to enhance decision-making and provide more/better constituent services.

Better Security for Desktops and Mobile Devices: Enabling Remote Site VDI
Achieving LAN-time performance instead of WAN-time performance

As government agencies continue to work on ways to save money and implement better security for desktops and mobile devices, VDI has risen up as a potential groundbreaker for these efforts.  One of the challenges many agencies face is how to support remote offices of under 50 users with good performance at low cost and high security.  With VMware and Riverbed's combined solution of Horizon and Granite, customers can offer remote users exactly that.

The Role of Technical Computing in IT and Big Data

This webcast short spotlights industry analyst, Addison Snell, CEO Intersect360 Research, who shares the latest market trends and the role of technical computing in IT and Big Data.

Breakthrough Big Data Storage Solutions: IBM System X GPFS Storage Server

This webcast short spotlights breakthrough “big data” storage solutions using IBM System x GPFS Storage Server -- a ground breaking, modular solution that can be optimized to balance client needs in terms of performance, capacity, cost and scale. This webcast short also shares capabilities in the broader IBM technical computing portfolio for storage that helps clients address infrastructure bottlenecks associated with managing, storing, controlling, and accessing massive amounts of data.

Open Data Policy Update: Tips for Managing Information as an Asset and Achieving Compliance

To help agencies adopt the Open Data Policy and unlock the potential of government data, the White House developed Project Open Data, a GitHub-hosted, online public repository intended to foster collaboration and promote the continual improvement of the Open Data Policy by providing a collection of code, tools and case studies.

How to Achieve Continuous Monitoring

Join i360Gov’s panel of government experts for this live webinar to learn about current continuous monitoring initiatives in federal agencies, and to gain best-practice advice for how you can achieve continuous monitoring.  Speakers include:

Disaster Recovery and COOP: The Latest Techniques and Tactics for Success

What does it take to recover from a disaster? Heading into hurricane season, many federal, state and local governments will be testing continuity of operations plans (COOP). Some will find that while cloud solutions may be useful, most are still unlikely to play a leading role in recovery operations. Understanding key technological and implementation factors can make all of the difference in maintaining the availability of mission-critical operations.  Best-in-class solutions must integrate backup, storage and recovery.  Capacity management must also play an important role.

Intelligent Investigation Management for Fraud, Abuse and Waste in Government

Fiscal cliffs and sequestration are now a reality.  At the same time government programs and agencies have fewer resources and are challenged to stop fraud and effectively investigate fraudulent activity.  As revenues drop and fraudulent activity increases due to weak internal controls, agencies are looking to technical capabilities to help investigate and gather evidence.  View this short webinar to learn about the challenges and opportunities in fraud reduction, waste, and abuse in government programs and agencies.

Big Data Analytics in Government
Overview, Current Initiatives and Best Practice Advice

The age of big data has officially arrived in government.  Storage systems are near capacity as the amount of information the federal government captures has increased exponentially since 2000, and is projected to double every year going forward.  This new information, effectively captured, managed, and analyzed, has the power to enhance profoundly the effectiveness of government.  Yet government CIOs and their staffs must rise to the big data challenge at a time when IT budgets are flat or shrinking, data centers are being consolidated, and new skills are required to manage, analyze and apply these massive amounts of data.

Introduction to Government & Education Cloud Computing with Amazon Web Services

Utility-style pay-as-you-go cloud computing offers a powerful, agile, and inexpensive alternative to traditional means for procuring and using IT infrastructure and services. Yet government and education customers may perceive additional risks and challenges in this new model.  In this webinar we will provide an overview of AWS cloud services.  We will describe the ways in which AWS is meeting the requirements of public sector customers, including critical security and compliance needs.  We include case studies showing how public sector customers are taking advantage of the AWS cloud.

Public Safety webcast: Learn how IBM helps cities create safer environments

Cities need new, smarter ways to protect and serve their citizens. IBM smarter cities solutions for public safety are designed to integrate and analyze information to help agencies predict and prevent crime, respond rapidly to incidents, coordinate efforts with other teams and improve the efficiency of case management.  Join Mark Cleverly, Director, Public Safety, IBM Global Government for this on demand webinar.  Download now.

Technology Requirements for Successful Health Information Exchanges (HIE)

To successfully deploy an effective Health Information Exchange, states need to deploy a number of key technologies.  While there are a variety of different architectural models for an HIE, each model will need one or more of the following:

How to Implement GIS in your Cloud
Enterprise GIS for Government Agencies

As government agencies consolidate their IT environments and offer shared services, many are finding that a GIS solution improves work flow while fitting within tight budgets and varying enterprise architectures.

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