Voices of Government IT

  • In this interview, Mat Newfield goes in depth in the zero trust idea and what cyber people need to do to achieve a zero trust state.

  • Federal agencies are no longer adopting cloud computing simply because of cloud-first policies or the need to reduce data centers.

  • Unisys defines identity intelligence like this: The compilation of digital knowledge and trust on an entity with biometric, biographic and relevant publicly available data about that entity.

  • Unisys Stealth is a leader in the emerging micro-segmentation field and built it for a unique DoD and Intel Community requirement.

  • When it comes to protecting the government’s IT infrastructure from cyberattacks, conventional wisdom has long held that modernization of outdated legacy systems can be a key driver of improved security. The results of a survey released Sept. 6 challenged that conventional wisdom. The poll, conducted by Unisys found that a majority of federal IT leaders believe modernization efforts have increased, not decreased, their overall security challenges

  • Changing roles and governance models affect CIOs at all levels of government.

  • Immigration Reform is not a new topic but, is expected to become one of the top priorities when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in 2017.

  • The path to digital transformation is inherently different for government organizations. Many government agencies are traditional “brick and mortar,” with huge infrastructure investments in hard assets such as buildings and legacy information technology (IT) systems. Government organizations are engaged in vital missions, and disruptions could seriously damage national interests and public trust. The transition to Digital Government is not an all-or-nothing proposition. Agencies will continue to optimize and leverage their legacy environments while they identify opportunities to implement new hosting models; strengthen data collection, integration, and analytics; and expand their digital capabilities throughout the enterprise.

  • 2015 was known as “The Year of Cybersecurity Incidents.” However, this isn’t much different from what we saw in 2014, and 2013 and 2012. It’s just getting worse. Each time the public is exposed to a “massive breach,” it is bigger and more destructive than the last.

  • Law enforcement agencies are faced with the challenges of securely storing and managing ever-increasing volumes of data while keeping up with the growing demand for technology that can improve public safety. To address these challenges, law enforcement agencies are looking at moving to the cloud.

  • Government agencies are continually facing security threats both physical and cyber by insider and external sources. Separate physical and cyber security responses are no longer adequate to protect against increasingly sophisticated attacks. The convergence of physical and cyber security solutions and organizations is critical to stopping current and preventing future threats. Hear how advanced technology is being used to identify threat indicators and prevent security breaches.

  • IT budget pressures and the need for agility and efficiencies are forcing
    government agencies to adopt a modern IT vision of the future. While many
    agencies have a clear vision of where they want to go, the path to get there is
    often clouded. In this interview, hear about the transformational path that the
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (CoPA) is taking to host and operate what is
    expected to be one of the largest secure, cloud-based, on-demand IT
    implementations by a U.S. state government.

  • Many federal agencies recognize the need to modernize their mission-critical data centers to gain greater agility for more interdependent real-time applications while addressing the proliferation of anytime-anywhere mobile data access. To do so, organizations must find a way to move their current SAP applications from dedicated, legacy environments. However, for many, this means sacrificing mission-critical security and reliability to achieve the benefits of flexibility and cost efficiency.

  • Security concerns remain a major hurdle for federal agencies considering public
    clouds, especially when it comes to migrating mission-critical workloads.
    Agencies that have invested in their existing infrastructure still want to
    leverage the benefits of cloud utility-based services while meeting the
    compliance requirements of FISMA-High. How can government use public clouds to manage costs and improve IT service delivery to end users while overcoming security concerns and meeting FISMA- High?

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