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Nutanix Clusters, a TrueHybrid, and Multicloud Solution

OMB’s Cloud Smart guidelines are giving government agencies the confidence to accelerate cloud adoption; however, many agencies have a complicated mix of silos composed of private cloud, edge, and public cloud, straining IT staff and resources.

Enterprise Cloud for Federal Systems Integrators

Federal Systems Integrators are key to the success of any agency’s mission and IT enterprise. By leveraging private sector partners to implement and fully integrate their IT environment, Federal agencies can quickly adopt innovative technology to simplify and modernize their IT with agility and flexibility. Join federal systems integration and cloud experts on July 22 to see exactly how you can readily and seamlessly achieve the promised economies of a true enterprise cloud and IT as a Service.

In-Demand FedRAMP Offerings for Federal Government: DaaS & Multi-Cloud Cost Optimization

The Federal Government relies on the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program designation (FedRAMP) to ensure agencies only deploy workloads on cloud platforms certified and accredited to meet the highest standards of security and interoperability. FedRAMP also supports Federal agencies when making strategic decisions on where to run sensitive U.S. government workloads.

Network Modernization for Government Agencies

Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) 3.0 finalized policy responds to the migration of applications from a centralized security mandate to one that allows for security decentralization and accommodates the journey to the cloud. As more and more applications move to AWS, Azure, GCP and Software as a Service (SaaS), it is becoming increasingly unsustainable to continue using centralized security models. In fact, the network itself hasn’t evolved for decades where the server and storage technologies have seen tremendous improvements thanks to virtualization. Please join us as we discuss how Software Defined WAN (SDWAN) and Secure Access Secure Edge (SASE) technologies can help your agency modernize their network securely and serve your constituents better.

The 3 Critical Steps to Building Situational Awareness and Response in Federal Agencies

Today’s federal security professionals are handling substantial amounts of sensitive data from internal and external sources. Having actionable awareness provides advantages that not only allow for better control of that data but also eases the ability to perform the meaningful analysis needed to understand and better leverage it.

Top Barriers to a Digital Government

Digital leadership in today's government is a must. From major federal departments to small agencies, government is modernizing the way they do business with staff, suppliers and citizens.

Podcast: Defining your mobile threat defense strategy

How do federal IT managers strike a balance between giving employees the 24/7 access they need and protecting networks from data attackers? Join us to hear Jeff Ward, VP & Federal Market Leader, Mobile Security Solutions discuss how integrating AI into something as seemingly routine as Mobile Device Management software, actually create business value for federal agencies in terms of enhancing endpoint security while reducing budget.  By attending this session, you will learn how IBM MaaS360 with Watson can enable organizations to adapt to the constantly evolving mobile threat landscape.

Accelerating Agency IT Modernization

The White House’s American Technology Council and Office of American Innovation on modernizing federal technology published specific recommendations to jumpstart a new wave of modernization efforts by accelerating cloud adoption, consolidating networks and prioritizing key applications for needed upgrades.

How to deploy a container-based private cloud behind the firewall

While government agencies have virtualized and cloud enabled basic enterprise applications, many mission critical systems and core business systems of record are still not deployed to the cloud.

Government Matters: Reinvent Readiness with Cognitive Technology

Gen. Gustave (Gus) Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, repeatedly stresses readiness as the Army’s most fundamental priority. Defined broadly as the ability of the U.S. armed forces to perform their required missions, readiness is shaped by many factors. These include the ability of military personnel and the availability and performance of military equipment. Join us as we explore how the U.S. military can ensure equipment readiness by preventing, rather than responding to, maintenance problems.

Breaking Down the Walls in Government DevOps Initiatives

Agencies are quickly embracing modern technologies and methodologies to increase time to market and decrease their costs of mission critical applications. Among the leading technologies being adopted is microservices with DevOps being the contending new methodology to support it.

Government Endpoint Security: Current Initiatives and Best Practice Tips

Governments are among the most highly targeted networks in the world. From political campaigns to government personnel to intelligence and troop planning, government data is of great interest to nation-states and others for a variety of reasons. Accessing sensitive government data means accessing the assets that can connect to it or house that data. Servers, workstations, virtual desktops and other devices can all suffer from vulnerable operating systems and applications – a way in for a would-be attacker. New exploits to take advantage of a vulnerability and new malware appear daily, and slow government patch cycles make this even more concerning.

Integrating your Existing Systems into a Microservices Ecosystem

As many agencies race to buildout their application backlog with their new microservices architectures, many are grappling with the decision of whether to integrate those services with their legacy systems. Whether or not to reuse a legacy system(s), at the expense of duplicating integration logic across services or rewriting the legacy system is a common dilemma.   Join us for this complimentary webinar to explore how agencies can leverage a microservices platform to make the most of their IT dollars. By building a service façade on top of existing applications, it can make those applications easily accessible with other microservices without the risk of modifying the existing systems or duplicating unnecessary integration code.   Learn how you can embrace the benefits of:

Federal Data Center Optimization: Do’s and Don’ts from the Experts

As federal agencies embrace the U.S. CIO’s new Data Center Optimization Initiative and keep pace with growing demand for new services and applications, best practices will help guide them around potential pitfalls. In this i360Gov webinar, leading DoD and civilian IT experts will provide insights on optimization and how agencies can achieve a mandated 25% annual reduction in federal data center expenses by the end of fiscal 2018. Agency executives will gain concrete advice on the best steps to take to achieve more agile, optimized and secure IT operations.

Mobile e-Signing Trends in Government Documents and Transactions

Mobile technologies are providing opportunities for delivering information and services to citizens, partners and the public, as well as improving the ability to accomplish an agency’s mission.

Overcome Obstacles to Agile Application Development

Federal government agencies face intense pressure to build next-generation applications, despite resource constraints and growing requirements to incorporate security, accessibility and analytic capabilities. Rising complexity and overburdened IT systems only contribute a lack of agility – which is something government agencies desperately need to support the demand for new apps and services. Add the backlog of application change requests, inflexible infrastructures and the difficulties inherent in managing mobility and migrating to the cloud, and it’s no surprise government executives feel frustrated.

Derived Security Credentials for Government Transactions

As government organizations increasingly move towards mobile devices, they are asking how they can provide their workers with access to their applications and data with a secure digital certificate. Common Access Cards (CAC) and Personal Identity Verification (PIV) smart cards are used to manage access to both online and physical resources through controlled access to networks, systems, building and spaces.  However, this standard way of doing things doesn’t always work in mobile situations.

Next Generation 911

With the clock ticking... are you ready to respond to every call, text, tweet, video?    

Fortifying the Federal Government Enterprise Against Hackers

The federal government continues to be a tempting target for hackers. Close to 2 million data records containing bank account information or Social Security numbers were compromised in government data breaches in 2014 alone. Already in 2015 the personal records of more than 22 million people inside and outside the government were stolen from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) by suspected Chinese hackers.

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.

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.