• Application protocol – March 9, 2019

    Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz and Jim Russ. Sponsored by Stratford University. Don’t give apps access to your email (even to save money). And meet the “godmother of Unix administrators.”

  • Upgrading federal agency apps? USDS can help

    One of the original goals of digital transformation is to fully eradicate paper processes. The U.S. Digital Service is helping push agencies further toward meeting that goal.

  • New FedSTAR cloud certification to improve compatibility for agencies, private companies

    The Cloud Security Alliance is teaming with FedRAMP to create a combined cloud security certification known as FedSTAR, which could improve effectiveness and efficiency for private-sector companies by cutting down on duplicate requirements.

  • USPTO director looks to decrease patent backlog by improving workforce efficiency

    The newest director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office spoke about signing the nation’s 10 millionth patent and a years-long backlog of patent applications.

  • List of Air Force applications migrating to cloud in ‘hundreds’ and growing

    Mark Bacon, acquisition program manager for the Center’s Managed Service Office (MSO) at Hanscom Air Force Base,, said seven applications have migrated to the cloud so far, and many more are to come.

  • Modernizing app delivery with container platforms

    Demands for faster production times, higher quality and more predictable cost management are posing significant challenges for development teams. In-house software development is essential in achieving these and other agency objectives. Exacerbating the demands on development teams is often the need to successfully release new applications, while also updating existing ones.

  • Jumpstarting IT Modernization in Government

    When federal agencies talk about IT modernization, sometimes they’re trying to find ways to upgrade hardware. But that issue is lessening the more agencies host their applications in the cloud. The more enduring modernization issue is legacy applications and the code from which they’re built.

  • How the move to dev/ops can bring confidence to IT transformation

    Adilson Jardim, the area vice president for Splunk Public Sector Sales Engineering, said agencies can increase visibility into their networks and ensure apps are secure by implementing the agile methodology.

  • A new take on data visualization

    Is your agency swamped with data? This week on Federal Tech Talk, Monica McEwen, public sector director at Qlick will explain how her company uses data analytics to help federal IT professionals take diverse streams of information and make sense of them. August 16, 2016

  • Australian feds angry over new IT policy

    ZD Net reports that a new policy states feds must get permission to download apps.