There has been much discussion about government tech, modernization efforts, and cybersecurity in the press recently. Looking to catch up with the latest news? See the highlights below along with links to read the articles in full.
The Government Technology article “Small Towns Confront Big Cyber-Risks” explores the cybersecurity challenges facing many small and mid-size local government agencies... Suggesting their strategies must be “creative,” the article describes how local government jurisdictions are forced to combat the same cybersecurity threat landscape as their state government counterparts with far fewer resources.
NextGov’s Limitless Government event brought government IT discussion to Los Angeles. Its “Technology as a Force of Change” session included panels featuring both federal and local government agencies including U.S. Customs & Border Protection, FBI, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, TSA and the City of Los Angeles.
As the end of the calendar year approaches, we look back at what NASCIO has identified as the top state CIO priorities for 2017. Any state agency looking to adopt new voice communication services may wish to consider these objectives when evaluating the best fit for their organization.
Last week’s ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference provided a great forum for not only identifying pressing federal IT needs, but also gathering recommendations on how internal and outside stakeholders can best work together to address them. Aside from the expected cyber discussions, good sessions were held on Blockchain technology and its possible use in government. These, and other specific topics, were viewed from the perspective of the event’s main themes: Mission Protection, Mission Transformation, and Mission Engagement.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) “do once, apply many times” approach to security assessment offers value outside of the federal government sector. Though FedRAMP was intended to apply to federal agencies, state agencies can benefit from this framework when vetting cloud vendors.
Collab9 has teamed with AVST, the trusted developer of enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) solutions, and is now delivering a joint offering that combines AVST’s best-of-breed UC applications with collab9’s FedRAMP authorized Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform. This multi-vendor solution, like all collab9 solutions, was designed to meet NIST cloud security standards. As a result, federal, state and local agencies can leverage a secure platform in order to accelerate their cloud migration and digital transformation initiatives.
Avaya FedRAMP means agencies now have even better reasons to move their telecommunications solutions to the cloud. Through its partnership with collab9, Avaya offers a full range of FedRAMP solutions that meet federal Unified Communications needs.
Like so many in the government sector, the collab9 team, including our CEO, will attend ACT-IAC’s Executive Leadership Conference later this month in Colonial Williamsburg. This marks the last year that the conference will be held in Virginia, ahead of a move to Philadelphia for 2018, so it’s sure to be a memorable few days.