Government News Roundup – July 2018 Edition

Federal Government Executive Order Enables CIOs to Effectively Modernize Federal CIOs are now in the driver’s seat, thanks to the White House’s recent executive order. Read More Fact or Fiction? Debunking Government Cloud Myths The Cloud is not secure. Costs too much. Hinders agency performance. What is real and what is a myth? Meritalk explores what is Fact or Fiction

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Executive Order Enables CIOs to Effectively Modernize

CIOs in federal agencies have struggled to obtain effective authority and accountability. A senior administration official stated on a conference call on May 15th that this lack of authority and accountability is “one of the glaring problems facing IT modernization.” Given this history, Trump’s Executive Order on Agency CIOs comes as no surprise, especially when one looks at the administration’s

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Government News Roundup – June 2018 Edition

3 Ways Agencies can Improve IT Immediately Improving and modernizing IT may be easier than you think. The Federal Times shares 3 simple things Agencies can do to modernize and improve IT now. Read More Implementation of the Technology Modernization Fund for Federal Agencies Thanks to the MGT Act and with the help of the TMF, Agencies can modernize with the

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Implementation of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for Federal Agencies

According to the Office of Management and Budget’s Matthew Blum, “The stars are aligning for agencies to think about how to improve their acquisition preparations and plans.” Blum goes on to say that, “Despite a legislative and policy push to stimulate innovation there is still a considerable cultural undercurrent that blunts progress.” First introduced in 2016, the Modernization Government Technology

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Government News Roundup – May 2018 Edition

Federal Lessons Learned from the FedRAMP Journey The Washington Journal shares the story of one government vendor’s journey to FedRAMP authorization.  Find out how two years of dedication and finding the right strategic partners helped one vendor obtain this highly critical authorization. Read More GAO: Completing our Recommendations Could Save Billions Despite GAO recommendations, agencies are still struggling to modernize

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Government News Roundup – April 2018 Edition

Federal Cloud’s Untapped Potential for Innovation The most common reasons agencies cite for moving to the cloud are cost savings, efficiency and shared resources, there is another objective:  Innovation. Read More Report: FedRAMP Slashes Cloud Authorization Times to Six Months FedRAMP has slashed authorization times from as much as two years to six months, further enabling the adoption of cloud

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Enterprise Connect 2018 Event Recap

The number of FedRAMP approved cloud providers is up to 96 with another 81 providers in the process of approval, according to FedScoop, signifying the acceleration of the pace of adoption in the government. With this in mind, collab9 headed off to Enterprise Connect to learn about the latest tools available in the Unified Communications industry. Here are a few

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How to Modernize Your Communications with UCaaS

The benefits of IT Modernization have been a regular topic for CIOs in both the private and public sectors. And through the efforts of the American Technology Council, agencies now have a step-by-step timeline to when the modernization needs to be completed. Now that the barriers to adoption have largely been removed, including financial limitations with the creation of the

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How Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) Protects State and Local Agencies’ Ability to Communicate in Disasters

2017 was a record-breaking year, and not in a good way. The New York Times reported that $306 Billion dollars of damage was felt across the country from natural disasters.  This was the largest figure since 2005 when Hurricane Katrina caused over $215 Billion of damage, leaving New Orleans devastated. With storms such as Harvey, Irma and Maria now household

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Government News Roundup – March 2018

TIC-Tock: New Federal Deadlines Ahead The increase in cloud usage and mobility of the federal workforce is putting a serious strain on the aging TIC infrastructure.  To meet the modernization deadlines, steps must be taken today to ensure the security of government data while providing the performance needs of the workforce. Read More Look beyond efficiency when it comes to

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