Government News Roundup – January 2019 Edition

Federal News The Future of Remote Work in Government The disruption in how federal employees work is already happening. With all of the policies being put into place to enable agencies to promote remote and flexible work, what does the future of the trend hold for government agencies? Read More How UCaaS Enables Telework for Government Agencies With more agencies

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Collab9 in 2018: From Transition to Transformation

Eight years ago this month, on December 9, 2010, the U.S. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra shared with peers that they would never work the same way again.  2 years later, President Obama signed the “Cloud First” executive order. Cloud solutions have come a long way in government agencies since those first whispers among colleagues at the water cooler. 

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Security and Cloud Services are top priorities for State CIOs

On December 6, NASCIO released their annual top 10 priorities list for State CIOs, and it’s no surprise that the top priorities have not changed with security taking the top spot and cloud services in second.  Association president and CIO of Delaware, James Collins, stated in a prepared statement with the release that, “Increasing efficiency and fostering innovation are clearly

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Government News Roundup – December 2018 Edition

Federal News How Government Agencies Are Solving Hiring Challenges with Technology To build workplaces of the future, government agencies need to deploy technology-enabling flexible working arrangements, encouraging digital collaboration, and providing strong security to safeguard vital information. Read More New Bill Promotes Telework Policies Significant progress is being made with the adoption of flexible work in the federal government. Representative

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What is FedRamp and why should city governments care?

It is estimated that the Federal government spends millions of dollars working to secure and modernize their IT infrastructure, and that the FedRAMP assessment can save up to 40% simply by re-applying it’s assessment framework. This savings does not account for the time, materials and resources that are required to conduct an independent assessment. This all sounds great, but what

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Making FedRAMP a Requirement for State and Local Cloud Adoptions

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently announced a new “Cloud Smart Strategy” proposal, the first cloud strategy update in seven years, with the goal of delivering a long-term successful path to drive cloud adoption across the federal government. As part of the proposal release, Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, was quoted as saying: “To keep up with

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New Bill Promotes Telework Policies

The benefits are clear. According to the International Telework Association and Council, telework increases employee productivity by 22%, while decreasing absenteeism by 60% and churn by 20%. From a government perspective, the first Federal Work-Life survey released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year found that federal employees who take advantage of telework opportunities report being “more

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Government News Roundup – November 2018 Edition

Federal News IT Modernization Fund Issues $23.5M In Round Two Awards The second round of the Technology Modernization Fund awards were handed out on October 29. See which agencies took home additional funds to push modernization efforts forward. Read More ACT-IAC Imagine Nation ELC Event Reimagines Government IT This October, more than 30 partners and 1000 attendees met in the

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ACT-IAC Imagine Nation ELC Event Reimagines Government IT

Last week, more than 1000 federal government decision makers and 30 technology partners embarked on a journey to discover where IT Modernization could take federal agencies at the ACT-IAC Imagine Nation ELC 2018 event. Collab9 and our team had a great time networking and speaking with participants on the future of technology for government agencies in the city of our

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Government News Roundup – October 2018 Edition

Federal News White House Outlines Move from ‘Cloud First’ to ‘Cloud Smart’ POTUS has released his latest strategy in the cloud movement and is inviting public comment through October 24. Read More Meet IT Modernization Objectives with a Cloud-based Solution Agencies can significantly enhance the efficiency of their communications infrastructure by leveraging best-of-breed UCaaS technology. Collab9’s Unified Communications as a

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