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    NASCIO celebrated 50th anniversary with over 850 CIOs and IT vendors in Nashville, Tennessee. Virginia’s CIO had the latest details on its enterprise IT outsourcing agreement, while Massachusetts’ CIO discussed its daily 500 million network intruder pings.

  • Cybersecurity, executive leadership and ransomware: To pay or not

    Local officials examined the challenge of educating executive leadership on cybersecurity importance.

  • Senators worried political pressure affecting Pentagon cloud contract

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  • The senators and the subway cars

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  • House races in these states could impact federal agencies

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  • What entrepreneurs find in DC

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  • Telecom expert predicts voice communication boom

    While telecom as an industry peaked in the late 90s, new software is ensuring that voice communication is still necessary, according to an industry expert.

    “There’s a new look to voice. Voice will be big, and it’ll be bigger,” said Jim Kenefick, CEO of Better World Telecom.

    “Applications, and all these software programs have voice embedded in them,” said Kenefick. Apps such as FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, Skype and Discord have effectively replaced traditional phone conversation.