Michael Hardy

US Federal SME

Cisco Americas Public Sector

Before joining Cisco in 2016, Michael Hardy covered the US Federal Government as a reporter and editor with Federal Computer Week, Government Computer News and Federal Times. He brings more than a decade of direct experience to his role as content creator and editor, having been a firsthand witness to many watershed federal IT events.

When he's not on the job, you might find him with a book in his hand, playing a ukulele, brewing a batch of beer, attending a concert, watching an envelope-pushing TV show or taking his dog out for a walk. Not all at the same time though.

He lives in Falls Church, Va., with his wife, Lynda, and the aforementioned dog.


June 5, 2017


IT Roadblocks: A Shared Pain

Quick, tell me three top reasons why U.S. Federal Agencies can’t adopt advanced technologies faster. If you said leadership, legacy and workforce, you win! Your prize is … um … well, you win the satisfaction of being right. In a recent survey by Accenture, focused mainly on the adoption of intelligent technologies in the public […]

May 22, 2017


6 Drivers for Digital Transformation

Bloomberg just published a free eBook, “Federal IT in Transition: The Six Drivers of Digital Transformation," identifying the core elements of an effective transformation strategy.

May 16, 2017


Agencies not safe from ransomware

Last week’s stunning ransomware attack that crippled Britain’s National Health System and hit other organizations in several countries was certainly a dramatic, headline-grabbing event. And it might not be over: According to the New York Times, the dawning of Monday in Asia brought reports of new cases in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. The malware, […]