CDM: the new driver of cybersecurity and IT modernization
Recently, I had the opportunity to join many of my industry, agency, and Capitol Hill colleagues at the U.S. Capitol to discuss the Department of Homeland Security’s ongoing Continuous Diagnostics...
Summer reading list: modernizing IT and enhancing cybersecurity, plus a view of the bright side
Thinking of summer reading with digital teaching and learning in mind? Here are a few suggestions. Some are serious—think cybersecurity and IT modernization—but others are inspirational and fun.
Federal IT Modernization to Protect and Serve
Executive Order 13794, The Establishment of the American Technology Council, set forth an initiative to modernize the federal government’s information technology infrastructure and systems. Issued May 1, 2017, the order’s first task for the ATC was to define its strategy to modernize IT. The Report to the President on Federal IT Modernization was released for […]
Who’s Afraid of Modernization?
Everybody knows that modernizing legacy systems brings better security along with all of the other improvements in power and efficiency. It seems, however, that despite what everybody knows, a large...
Digital Transformation in the US Public Sector – Think Intuitive
The transition from rigid, monolithic applications to agile, distributed services is underway. Cisco has been patient, yet persistent in its focus on the network – the true underpinning of digital transformation.
Trump Wants IT Modernization Funding, but Will Congress Approve?
If President Trump gets his way in the next fiscal budget, Federal Agencies will get nearly $100 billion to spend on IT. The problem: The president never gets his budget request passed as written, and this president is attracting an unusual number of Congressional critics from within his own party, says Cisco Fellow Alan Balutis. […]
Don’t Risk IT: Cybersecurity Risk Driving IT Modernization
Many federal, state, and local government agencies are operating old, outdated and end-of-life network equipment. You may think this just means slower, less efficient operation – not worth the cost to refresh your infrastructure, right? Wrong. Outdated network equipment is actually a major cybersecurity risk, particularly for government agencies, as it makes networks more susceptible […]