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NIST, DHS and NSA are collaborating together and with professionals across industry to hold the Cybersecurity Innovation Forum 9, 10 and 11 Sep in DC. For more and to register see: http://www.fbcinc.com/e/cif/ The following is from the event invitation: 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Fo...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process - FCW.com State Dept. IG chides diplomats for using private email Iowa testing digital driver's lic...
The processes for IT, facilities and human resources (HR) are broadly similar and do overlap, such as with commencement and exit procedures, and can easily be brought together in a single tool to manage. However, even when doing so and when supporting departments have their own tools a...
SAP's annual Solutions Summit is an opportunity to engage and lead the dialogue that is grounded in perspectives from national security leaders such as yourself, on critical issues facing the U.S. national security community.  The theme this year is “Human Critical: Empowering the Peop...
In 2011 the US Federal Government issued a Cloud First policy mandating that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. Cloud computing is a design style that allows for effici...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Scott Frohman Joins SAS as Federal Sales Director; Karen Terrell Comments Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms CIO Announces Exit - Nextgov NASA Extends...
Cybersecurity is one of the most high-profile topics for organizations today and one of their biggest sources of risk. Numerous recent incidents such as the OPM Breach have heightened awareness of and sensitivity to this risk, and have made it even more critical that organizations asse...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Boardman schools get $350000 technology boost - Youngstown Vindicator Good People at @SecureNinja Provide Cyber Kung Fu Certified Ethical Hacker ...
SecureNinja has been a force for good in the community for years, providing education and training and contributing to many online and in person events and activities (including FedCyber). We have always loved these guys. But there is something I totally missed till now that I wish I w...
Im a huge fan of Software Defined Networking (SDN) and so many other related applications of advanced enterprise tech. But watching this video is giving me pause. It very clearly shows that current SDN implementations are full of weaknesses that could shift the SDN Utopia into a nightm...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Cheating site logged federal subscribers with sensitive jobs - Centre Daily Times Michael Stonebraker – MIT CDOIQ Symposium 2015 – theCUBE Senato...
The video here is another production by the great folks at SiliconAngle, here Paul Gillin and Dave Velante have a conversation with Michael Stonebreaker of Tamr covering topics of data and issues of integration, a problem everyone we know has. I really enjoyed hearing Michael's context...
Webtrends, a provider of web analytics products, services and solutions for more than 2,000 enterprises, now uses Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) to run Spark on YARN. With Webtrends processing more than 13 billion online events every day, they sought a solution to dramatically improve...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker How to Get Ahead of 2016: Ensuring Federal IT Can Adapt to Leadership Transitions - Nextgov Homeland Security Today: Invincea Addresses Billion D...
Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWAC) are pre-competed vehicles that enable any government agency to buy cost-effective, innovative solutions to meet information technology requirements. These vehicles are easy and fast for government to use, offering quick access to qualified I...
Founded in 1989, CMA is a value added reseller of information technology solutions and a leading provider of marketing, business development, and managed contract services in the government marketplace. CMA is a small business prime contractor holder of GSA Schedule 70, NASA SEWP V, an...
Berico Technologies is a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) that develops and delivers software solutions for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, select Federal Civilian agencies, and commercial customers. Berico is an E-SITE small business awardee (included in the elit...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker NASA Taps 5 Institutions to Promote STEM Education at Minority-Serving Colleges NTIA extends ICANN contract for another year Mission-driven data ...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Kindle Version of The Cyber Threat Provided Free 20-21 August 2015 QTS Sets Eyes on Federal Market with Carpathia Acquisition - Nextgov (blog) Bi...
Thanks to Amazon.com we are able to provide our readers with a free copy of the Kindle version of our book on The Cyber Threat during a special three day promotion running 20-21 August 2015. The book was written to provide actionable insights into the cyber threat specially aimed towar...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker The Cyber Threat: Paperback and Kindle Edition Both Updated For 2015 XLA Unveils New Systems Delivery Solution BCAT (Business Capability Analysis...
What do business leaders need to know about the cyber threat to their operations? Author Bob Gourley, the Director of Intelligence in the first Department of Defense cyber defense organization and co-founder/partner at Cognitio Corp shares lessons from direct contact with adversaries i...
Flying cars might not be a reality today, but hover boards are real. Lexus has just released their promotional video of their hoverboard, "Slide", and now the internet is stirring with the “Back to the Future” board. This board is essentially a skateboard without wheels. Its base has t...
Cognitio's CEO Roger Hockenberry is widely known in the technology community as a thought leading CTO with a proven ability to innovate in service to enterprise objectives. Roger brings a unique background with proven past performance in everything he does. He has helped transform star...
Announcing a unique solution that works for HPC, Big Data Analytics, or a hybrid environment. Bright Computing’s latest version of Bright Cluster Manager is integrated with Intel® Enterprise Edition for Lustre (IEEL) software. With this integration, system administrators can easily dep...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker A season for cyber - FCW.com 4 technologies that will disrupt DOD logistics - GCN.com Metrics key to measuring success on IT projects - FCW.com B...
On Thursday 20 August at 2pm EST Datameer is providing an informative webinar titled: The Ever Changing Hadoop Ecosystem. What does it mean? The following is from their invite: Hadoop is changing. Despite being Big Data’s poster child for the last several years, changes to Hadoop's arc...
An important thing in every company is employee training if the organization is to continue reaping from its important resource—employees. Nonetheless, employees are always busy with all kinds of duties and clearly always on the move. In such a case, microlearning comes in handy to giv...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com): Fed Tech Ticker Federal Student Loan Repayments for Teachers May Get Makeover - Campus Technology NASA Wants to Know if Open Innovation Challenges Are Working - N...
Technology that has been used to hunt terrorists is now gaining traction with Wall Street to enhance customer outcomes, make better decisions and even track down fraud. The Wall Street Journal examined this trend in their piece titled: Spy Software Gets a Second Life on Wall Street. Th...
Picking up a newspaper and turning on the TV, one is instantly confronted with news of yet another cyber hack. With cyber attacks headlining the news, millions of people are concerned with whether their personal information has been breached. These attacks are becoming more and more so...
Big Data is the revolution the business world has been waiting for. The transformation that has taken place among many companies due to the adoption of Big Data analytics simply can’t be understated. Organizations of all types have looked into the many ways in which big data can help t...
Every year the organizers of The Strata Conference and Hadoop World graciously offer CTOvision readers with discounted registration to this important event. A discount registration code is below. So is a link to an entry form you can use to enter our drawing for a free pass to the even...
There are steps you can take to reduce your digital risks and mitigate threats to your enterprise. One key step is to continue your self education in best practices. That is what the The 9-11 Sep Cyber Innovation Forum is all about. This event, organized by NIST, DHS and NSA, will be a...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Drone Researchers See the Technology Grounded by Federal Safety Rules - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) #ILookLikeAnEngineer Challen...
Before adopting cloud infrastructure solutions, businesses should ensure their use case calls for the cloud, otherwise they may face a cloud hangover. Although the benefits of the cloud do not necessarily hinge solely on cost, many businesses adopt the cloud with precisely that rationa...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Contract to Notify and Protect OPM Hack Victims Now Out - Nextgov Questions Your Federal Agency Should Ask About Next-Gen Firewalls - FedTech Mag...
The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (from FedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Kicking the Tires: Verisign DNS Firewall US Officials Warn That Medical Devices Are Vulnerable to Hackers - Nextgov Hackers Deface a Trump Websi...
The highly regarded champions of cyber security Matt Devost and Tom Parker both made a very interesting Facebook posts today, reporting that Accenture has acquired the FusionX, the firm they created and nurtured into a cadre of high performance cyber practitioners making a dramatic dif...
An upgrade for The CTOvision Mobile Application is available for iPhone, iPad and Android users. The app began as a way to serve our readers with content from CTOvision and that remains a key capability. But we now include feeds from all other major tech blogs, letting you use our mobi...