Tag Archives: government agencies

Barak Schriger: Onvia Unveils Specification Library to Support Procurement Authoring Process

Seattle, Washington-based business intelligence company Onvia has launched a new specification library where procurement professionals can view previous offers to assist the authoring process. Barak Schriger, Onvia product marketing manager, said in a blog post published Monday the Onvia Exchange will provide access to previous procurement examples for same or similar products …

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Vivek Kundra: Salesforce Releases ‘Cloud Lightning’ Platform for Govt Clients

Salesforce has introduced a technology platform that seeks to help public-sector organizations build applications intended to connect agencies with their employees, partners, suppliers and customers. Government Cloud Lightning has been developed as part of the company’s multitenant public cloud infrastructure and is designed for organizations at all levels of government as well as federally funded research-and-development centers and contractors, …

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Alfresco Releases New Records Mgmt Platform for Govt Clients; Austin Adams Comments

Alfresco Software has updated its records management platform offering in an effort to help customer agencies simplify and secure access to classified information. The Records Management 2.4 module is designed to allow government users to view content that is classified up to the security level they have been cleared to access, Alfresco said …

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Carahsoft’s Maryam Emdadi: Gov’t Clients Embrace New Tech for Data Center Agility

Maryam Emdadi, vice president of the EMC team at Carahsoft, has observed some government agencies tapping into modern information technology offerings to address data center agility and security challenges. She wrote in an article published Wednesday that government data centers seek tools intended to simplify administration of virtual desktops and automatically integrate security …

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Patrick Gallagher: Carahsoft, HPE Form Info Governance Partnership for Big Data Clients

Carahsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have partnered in a bid to help government clients manage risks associated with big data through the companies’ information governance strategy. Patrick Gallagher, a vice president at Carahsoft, wrote in an article published Wednesday that information governance refers to technologies and functions that organizations implement in …

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New TransUnion Unit to Offer Fraud, Cyber Risk Mgmt Services in Public Sector

TransUnion has launched a new business group that aims to help U.S. government organizations address tax fraud and data security challenges. The company’s government information solutions division offers a portfolio of fraud detection and mitigation, identity authentication, benefits eligibility verification and breach response services across the public sector, TransUnion said Wednesday. Chicago-based TransUnion has …

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ISACA Surveys IT Pros on Cyber Threats, Data Sharing, Skills Gap

ISACA has polled 2,920 information technology professionals across 121 countries in order to determine their top security concerns, views on government-industry threat information exchange and IT talent recruitment efforts at their organizations. The trade group said Monday IT professionals have ranked social engineering, insider and advanced persistent threats as their …

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Onvia’s Lyndon Dacuan: More Agencies Seek Cybersecurity Partnerships with Private Sector

Several government organizations look to increase their partnerships with security companies to guard agency data from cyber threats, Onvia market analyst Lyndon Dacuan wrote in a blog article published Wednesday. Dacuan cited a 2014 study by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers that indicated six in 10 chief information security officers …

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FireEye’s Travis Rosiek: IT ‘Fragmentation’ Strategy Can Impede Govt Cybersecurity Readiness

Travis Rosiek, chief technology officer at FireEye‘s federal division, has told Carahsoft in an interview published Wednesday he believes fragmented and complex networks at agencies affect their efforts to adopt cybersecurity technology. Rosiek added that policy, budget, acquisition and human resource management gaps in the government has prevented agencies from implementing cyber readiness strategies. He has identified …

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Carahsoft: FedRAMP Helps Level the Playing Field for Cloud IT Firms

Carahsoft has observed that businesses certified under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program are able to compete on a “level playing field” to offer cloud-based information technology products and services to government agencies. The company said in a blog article published Friday it estimates the number of FedRAMP-compliant providers grew about 41 percent from …

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AT&T Secures Five-Year GSA Fleet Mgmt BPA; Mike Leff Comments

The General Services Administration has selected AT&T to help government agencies manage their fleets in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Agencies will have the opportunity to purchase AT&T GPS vehicle tracking, vehicle monitoring and diagnostics tools under the five-year blanket purchase agreement, AT&T said Tuesday. Mike Leff, vice …

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Carahsoft, Avecto Form Govt Endpoint Security Tech Partnership

Avecto has partnered with Carahsoft Technology to offer a cybersecurity software platform to government organizations as the companies seek to help agencies manage threats at the endpoint level. Carahsoft will distribute Defendpoint to public sector customers through multiple contract vehicles, Avecto said Wednesday. Carahsoft also agreed to provide sales, marketing and order management support for …

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