Eva Skidmore, the vice president of public sector for Salesforce, said agencies need to continue to improve customer service and IT modernization together by adopting open platforms and application programming interfaces (APIs).
Joel Jackson, the director of emerging technology for Red Hat’s North America Public Sector group, said all of these approaches bring together the key building blocks of modern software design–cloud, automation and microservices–and underpin federal IT modernization efforts.
Since its inception in 2013, the federal government’s Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation program (CDM), led by the Department of Homeland Security, has helped agencies discover up to 50 percent more assets inside their systems than they were previously aware of. And they’re able to do it in real time.
Jim Walker, director of public sector marketing for UiPath, said 25-to-30 agencies already are taking advantage of RPA to automate menial, repetitive tasks.
Chris Townsend, the vice president of federal for Symantec, said it’s time for agencies to drive that complexity out of their cybersecurity environment and move to a more standard approach.
Randy Wood, vice president of U.S. public sector sales for Akamai, said zero trust is not a new idea, but one that is about five years old. It promotes the simple concept that trust is not an attribute of location, and just because an employee is trusted inside perimeter, it doesn’t mean he or she should be granted access to all the information.
Jeff Reilly, the senior director of the America’s commercial presales for Dell EMC, said SDN lets agencies move faster and become more agile by redefining their infrastructure.
Gary DePreta, the area vice president for defense, intelligence and aerospace at Splunk, said many of these challenges can be reduced if agencies and organizations better understand the data around their cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
Brad Montgomery, the director of presales engineering for Dell EMC, said hackers are attacking public and private sector organizations for their data more aggressively than ever.
Paul Battaglia, the vice president of federal sales for Blackberry, said agencies need extra layers of security to protect mobile devices and the data that resides on them.
Dan Carayiannis, the director of public sector for RSA, said there is an emerging concept across both the public and private sectors where organizations are focusing on digital risk management.
David Wray, the chief technologist at Micro Focus Government Solutions, said agencies could find savings quickly by consolidating contracts and/or moving to consumption based buying. When Congress passed the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act in…
Dennis Reilly, the vice president of federal sales for Gigamon, said agencies should focus on people, process and technology to address cyber challenges.
Bob Stevens, the vice president of public sector for Lookout, said agencies need to understand the potential risks and threats against their mobile ecosystem.