The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an inclusive term referring to any sequence of connected devices that transfer information to one another via the Internet. The IoT is a movement which should not be ignored by Government agencies when planning for strategic implementation of mission goals. According to research company IDC Corporation, 200 billion … [Read more...]

Federal Adoption of Infrastructure as a Service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is quickly growing in popularity as a way for organizations to economically access computing resources without the need to procure or maintain the associated equipment. IaaS allows agencies the ability to pay for resources as needed, including storage, hardware and networking capabilities. The U.S. Federal … [Read more...]

IT Acquisition Added to GAO High Risk List

The United States Government invests nearly $80 billion annually for IT functions. Despite initiatives to better administer these acquisitions, IT investments continue to experience program failures on a massive scale. Over a 5 year period, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended over 700 improvements for IT acquisitions and … [Read more...]

The Future of Government Digital Services

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently launched its 18F Team; a digital services delivery team dedicated to the implementation of innovative digital and web services within the Federal Government. Named for the GSA location at 18th and F Streets, the team is composed of 16 industry professionals working to facilitate productive … [Read more...]

Avoiding Complacency Risks: Basic Proficiency in Microsoft Office Isn’t So Basic

This is the 2nd article in a series on avoiding complacency risks in organizations. Although the Microsoft Office Suite isn't always viewed to be at the cutting edge of innovation, for many private and public sector employees, it serves as an important technological gateway. If your job involves staring at a computer screen, then … [Read more...]

Public Sector Embraces BYOD Programs

Businesses have embraced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs as a way to leverage the power of the mobile devices their employees bring to work every day. Public sector organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of implementing BYOD programs. BYOD can effectively incorporate mobile technology into the public sector if organizations … [Read more...]