How WebRTC Can Benefit the Department of Defense

Using open-source code to connect unified communications systems When the Department of Defense (DOD) launched its “Everything Over IP” initiative nearly 10 years ago the focus was to bring traditional telecommunications technology – phone calls, streaming video, and even faxes – to the digital world. At that time, unified communications (UC), especially in the government workplace, was a relatively new

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Unified Communications Provide an Ideal Starting Place for Modernization

Agencies should look at UCaaS as a valuable, yet simple area to improve with available funding The Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 will provide federal agencies with $500 million over two years to modernize legacy technologies, a much-needed and appreciated capital infusion that can fuel dynamic change. While these funds are significant, technology leaders will not simply get a

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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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Government News Roundup – September 2018 Edition

Federal News How Agencies Can Best Compete for MGT Act Funds $55 Million still remains in the first round of IT Modernization funding, and federal technology leaders advise agencies focus on return on investment when submitting proposals. Read More Collab9 named Industry Innovator 2018 by Washington Technology’s Government Innovation Awards Collab9 is changing the game. Named as an Industry Innovator

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Government News Roundup – August 2018 Edition

Federal News Democrats introduce bill to combat telework reductions Reps. Gerry Connolly, D-Va, and John Sarbanes, D-Md, have introduced a bill preventing federal agencies from putting policies in place that would reduce telework. Read More New bill bakes FedRAMP into law New FedRAMP bill would simplify the authorization process, further enabling federal agencies to efficiently and effectively migrate to cloud

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