network modernization

  • Air Force restructures CIO to bring business, IT and data closer together

    Bill Marion, the Air Force’s deputy CIO, said the service hopes to unify technology, data and business transformation from operational and implementation perspectives.

  • 7 ways the Navy wants to update its network

    The Navy’s Program Executive Office-Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions issued the Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete (NGEN-R) for service management, integration and transport services.

  • Senate praises DHS data center consolidation effort by opening up its wallet for 2019

    John Zangardi, the DHS CIO, said he wants to take a multiple provider, hybrid approach in moving applications, the network and data to the cloud.

  • Before moving to the cloud, optimize your network

    Two feds who have experience moving to the cloud offered up lessons learned from their experience, including the one thing that makes all the difference.

  • Trends in Network Modernization and Security

    Some believe federal networks seem to be in a perpetual state of disruption over the last 20 years. First agencies moved from the mainframe to the client server set-up. As soon as agencies seemed to have gotten this client-server approach down, in comes the managed services, which morphed really into cloud computing and the as-a-service approach to running networks. Now, we are in a third phase, some call it software-defined networking. Others say it’s part of the cloud evolution where the software running the network is really in charge and not the hardware.

  • FLRA’s users driving its compliance with e-records mandate

    Michael Jeffries, the chief information officer of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, said version 2 of the agency’s e-file system is based on user feedback and needs.

  • Security in Network Modernization

    The internet is getting more complex as more devices come on board, so to speak. The threats to agency and organization’s networks, applications and data also are evolving–the latest example is ransomware.

    All of this is leading uncertainty from users and executives about how best to secure the network and data.

  • Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

    CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach. May 31, 2012