Commentary

  • Quantum technologies have the potential to revolutionize various fields, from communication and cryptography to material science, financial modeling, drug development, logistics, navigation and more. However, both the U.S. and China recognize the significance of quantum in enabling new military capabilities such as advanced sensing and imaging technologies, quantum radar, and quantum cyber-attacks.

    November 29, 2023
  • Earthquakes strike suddenly, but they are a long time in the making. We may be approaching such a moment in the federal procurement landscape, when changes that were in the works for years converge and create significant shifts in what seems like the blink of an eye.

    November 28, 2023
  • A proactive system of action aligns with the principles of good cyber hygiene. It ensures that organizations are not merely responsive but anticipatory, staying one step ahead of cyber adversaries. The dynamics of cyberspace dictate that agility is the need of the hour, and a comprehensive system that enables swift responses to emerging threats embodies this agility. 

    November 27, 2023
  • For federal agencies, hiring and digital modernization have been top of mind for the past few years and the latest agenda reinforces these priorities while urging alignment with relevant values.  

    November 24, 2023
  • In this new motion of navigating increased budget constraints and reduced resources, digital transformation initiatives that improve the customer experience are emerging from a nice-to-have to a must-do in today’s landscape. Now more than ever, the public sector is in need of more efficient solutions that ultimately help them do more with less and drive success now.  

    November 21, 2023
  • However, legacy OT does not inhibit predictive maintenance. With modern tooling and technology, it is possible – today – to implement effective predictive maintenance despite the well-known challenges associated with legacy weapon systems.  

    November 20, 2023
  • It starts with federal agencies prioritizing observability strategies. Despite its growing popularity, observability is a fresh concept – one that can be difficult to define and see as a path to resilience without first understanding its foundation. The roots of observability can simply be traced down to a collection of logs, metrics and traces by which monitoring systems can more proactively mitigate potential threats.  

    November 17, 2023
  • More often than not, legacy contracts and programs with existing providers and solutions are routinely extended. That may save time, but it also prevents the innovation and collaboration needed to address modern threats.

    November 16, 2023
  • We know that true modernization impacts effectiveness and efficiency for agencies, but to achieve real change it requires not just new technology but a balanced mix of culture, people and processes that elevate the technology, to drive enterprise-level transformation. Federal government resilience and innovation within the civil sector requires cloud-native thinking, paired with championing a new kind of role – the chief transformation and strategy officer (CTSO).

    November 15, 2023
  • For half a century, the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program has stepped in. It has provided tools for small firms entering the federal marketplace and the resources necessary to assist small business owners in building and scaling their companies to compete in both the public and private sectors.   

    November 13, 2023
  • As zero trust increasingly becomes the norm, especially in fed, not only can we expect to see more resilience, but a greater ROI in cybersecurity overall. We just have to continue to make progress on our zero trust plans with speed and transparency at the forefront of our collective approach.  

    November 10, 2023
  • The ability to automatically monitor for suspicious activity is also critical. Thanks to SBOMs, organizations can look at the specific technology they have deployed and determine what controls they need to put in place to mitigate potential attacks.

    November 08, 2023
  • The federal government has multiple projects in process to help agencies enable, implement and utilize AI to support mission objectives. These directions and memos from the government are set to provide guidance for how agencies should properly manage AI. 

    November 07, 2023
  • With the pace of technological innovation rapidly accelerating and a growing landscape of data and AI applications, government CIOs must learn how to leverage innovations in both the public and private sectors, decide which of their technology investments should be kept and which need replacement, and determine how to ensure their teams are set up for success. 

    November 06, 2023