Virginia

  • NASCIO celebrates 50th anniversary, Virginia and Massachusetts highlighted

    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

    In today’s Federal Newscast, Virginia’s two senators want to know why Defense Secretary Mark Esper is conducting his own examination of DoD’s upcoming JEDI Cloud contract.

  • The senators and the subway cars

    The D.C. area’s senate delegation is taking an interest in cybersecurity beneath the city’s streets.

  • House races in these states could impact federal agencies

    Many D.C.-area representatives are largely secure, according to RealClearPolitics, but the national capital region is still seeing some hotly contested races in Virginia.

  • 5 Senate races that could impact federal management

    For federal employees, these midterms could have significant consequences. Use our map to see a selection of key Senate races that could impact how federal employees do their jobs.

  • What entrepreneurs find in DC

    More proof that entrepreneurs come to Washington to start something, and to have a real impact.

  • 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.

  • Selling Virginia’s wine around the world

    After growing and selling a successful tech company, Chris Parker founded New Horizon Wines by turning his passion into an international business.

    “I’ve always had a keen interest in wine. Not just drinking it, but the whole art and science of it. In my twenties, I set up a company in the U.K. to introduce wines from lesser-known regions,” said Parker. His love of wine opened up a world of flavors from different regions.

  • Wize Solutions “outsourcing” urban jobs to rural Virginia

    One area company is working hard to bring more jobs back into the greater Washington region.

    There are ample jobs in Virginia, but access to them is low since they’re centralized in specific areas, so they’re not being filled, says Wize Solutions founder Dario Marquez.