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Morton School District 709 Gets an “A” in IT Infrastructure

Just a few short years ago, Morton School District 709 in Illinois had serious concerns about the IT infrastructure supporting the delivery of curriculum to its students. Like so many ...

Computing

Award Offers Recognition and Opportunities for Women in Computing

In today’s increasingly digital-focused world, computing skills are a tremendous asset when it comes to career opportunities. Traditionally, women have been under-represented in computing and technology fields and there is ...

NCSAM: The NIST Cyber Security Framework and its Effectiveness

As we continue to take a look at how U.S. government agencies are meeting their cyber security challenges during the 11th Annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we are ...

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The Internet of Things: Balancing the Benefits with the Threats

The world is increasingly connected and the number of devices communicating to the Internet is on the rise, according to ABI Research. The firm says that the number of active wireless connected devices grew 20 percent from 2013 to 2014 and forecasts that number to grow to 40.9 billion by 2021. As part of our […]

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Secure Your Network. Protect Your Agency

U.S. government agencies whether federal, state, or local, are under constant attack from nation-state actors, criminals, and hacktivists all in search of information valuable to their cause.  A recent GAO study found that reported attacks on government sites increased by 782% between 2006 and 2012.  Not only has the rate of attack increased, but attacks […]

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Using Technology to Win: NetApp and the NFL as Partners in Innovation

On the surface you might think that public sector organizations have nothing in common with the NFL.  But you’d be wrong.  While the public sector keeps our country running and the NFL keeps us entertained, both organizations operate networks that handle vast amounts of data and the networks cannot go down under any circumstance.  And, […]

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Is Your Agency Ready for Cyber Analytics?

According to the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), in 2013, federal agencies were the target of 46,160 cyber attacks – an increase of 33 percent over the previous year. The growing sophistication of cyber threats against government agencies underscores the need for a more proactive defense posture. GovExec, in partnership with the Government Business […]

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