Tag Archives: David Egts

Q&A With David Egts of Red Hat About COVID-19 Impact, Gov’t Tech Initiatives, Open Source

David Egts

David Egts, director and chief technologist of the Red Hat's North American public sector, recently took part in a recent Q&A session with ExecutiveBiz. Egts will be featured as a panelist during Potomac Officers Club’s Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual Event on August 26th. Click here to register for the virtual event. 

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Work With Vendors to ID Security Tech Stack’s Untapped Capabilities

David Egts, chief technologist of North American public sector at Red Hat, has said there are ways agencies can optimize their technology stack while building up their security posture. Egts wrote in a FedScoop article published Tuesday that one of the approaches agencies can do is collaborating with vendors to determine whether an operating system or software offers the security capabilities that they need.
 

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Open-Source Training, ‘Sense of Mission’ Could Help Agencies Address Cyber Skills Gap

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said there are several options the federal government can consider to build up its workforce’s cybersecurity and information technology skills and one of those is to explore open-source training. “The proliferation of open source software has changed the training landscape …

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Red Hat’s David Egts: Agencies Should Screen Open Source Code for Cyber Risks

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat’s North American public sector, has said federal agencies should assess open source code for cyber vulnerabilities prior to adoption. Egts wrote in a Nextgov piece published Monday that agencies should monitor open-source libraries and repositories that developers use to download the code and deploy …

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ORock’s Red Hat OpenStack-Based Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Authorization; Paul Smith Interviewed

ORock Technologies has received a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for its Red Hat OpenStack-based cloud platform. A Defense Department agency granted the FedRAMP authorization to operate to ORockCloud at the moderate impact level for hybrid cloud deployments and Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service models, ORock said Tuesday. “The ORockCloud brings …

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Red Hat’s David Egts, Unisys’ Peter O’Donoghue Outline DevOps Challenges in Public Sector

David Egts, chief technologist for Red Hat‘s public sector business, has said public sector organizations may encounter challenges in adopting DevOps in their information technology systems due to a culture that focuses on long-term initiatives. TechTarget reported Tuesday that Egts believes the procurement culture in government is used to multiyear programs supported …

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Survey Highlights Data Sharing Opportunity in Federal IT Modernization Efforts; Red Hat’s David Egts Comments

A new report by MeriTalk has found that 73 percent of federal information technology leaders said that deriving data from legacy applications is vital in efforts to advance government reform and use of shared services. The publication said Thursday it conducted an online survey of 275 federal IT leaders in January …

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