federal government

The Seven-Year TIC Itch: Is SSL Hurting More Than Helping?

Tags: cybersecurity, federal governmentPosted: 09/19/2016

Whatever happened to the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) initiative? Announced amid great fanfare in November 2007, TIC (OMB M-08-05) was supposed to reduce the number of external internet connections from the public internet to federal government networks down to only 50. Seven years later, we…

MYTHS, URBAN LEGENDS, AND SCAMS

Tags: federal government, small businessPosted: 09/19/2016

While working as a Certified Business Analyst, I have noticed that clients frequently raise the same issues. Several of the myths and facts associated with these issues are outlined below. MYTH: There is federal grant money available for small businesses. FACT:  The federal government does not…

Bringing Mobility to the Mission

Tags: mobility, federal governmentPosted: 09/19/2016

In the federal space, the mission is driving mobility. If you attend a consumer electronics trade show, you will find that every mobile device gadget and widget on the market is promising value in seamless integration. That seamless integration is what often sells the consumer on a mobile device or…

Mobile Solutions: When to Go Web, When to Go Native, Part II

Tags: federal government, websitesPosted: 09/19/2016

Mobile technology is undeniably an integral part of our lives today. Still, the question remains as to whether mobile solutions should be delivered through web-oriented technology or through apps that are native to the device. The …

Three Ways to Make Innovation Easy

Tags: federal government, innovationPosted: 06/01/2014

Innovation is a hot topic in government today. It’s the subject of entire conferences, speeches, programs, and awards. Despite all the coverage, however, one rarely hears a definition of what innovation is. It’s frequently connected to technology, but beyond that it seems to have a “you’ll-know-it-…

The Right Way to Use a Joint Venture

Tags: federal government, small businessPosted: 12/01/2013

A 12-year-old boy named Ben noticed that the lemon tree in his backyard was producing quite a number of lemons during a particularly hot summer month. Noticing that all his neighbors would pull their cars out on the weekend to wash them, he took it upon himself to create a lemonade business called…

Leveling the Field: The Convergence of Government and Industry Cybersecurity Practices

Tags: private industry, federal governmentPosted: 11/01/2013

If your organization is struggling to hire cybersecurity experts, the shortage of qualified professionals is nothing new. However, this challenge is…