With unique environments and disparate needs, government agencies have widely varying modernization requirements. In particular, agencies with especially heavy or fast data processing needs can find it difficult to modernize and move to the cloud. We sat down with Larry Reagan, vice president, Federal financial, at Maximus, to explore how pragmatic modernization, flexible roadmaps, legacy technology know-how, and mission expertise can help agencies along their modernization journeys.
The majority of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) stakeholders are optimistic about the future of GEOINT, but most don’t have a formal strategy for their 10-year vision, according to new research from MeriTalk, in collaboration with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
As Federal agencies work through their digital modernization roadmaps, officials are embracing a user-centric approach to building IT infrastructures that will dramatically improve the total experience with government – for citizens and employees alike. MeriTalk recently sat down with Joe Jeter, senior vice president for Federal technology at Maximus, to discuss how agencies are utilizing automation and emerging technologies to transform service delivery and improve efficiencies.
With mounting cybersecurity concerns as the driving factor for both the Federal government’s ongoing migration to zero trust architectures – and the quickening pace of broader IT modernization …
The Federal government is in the midst of a sweeping IT modernization, replacing outdated legacy systems and moving rapidly to the cloud and other cutting-edge technologies such as robotic process automation. Modernization presents a mix of innovation and opportunity, bringing enhanced overall security and heightened employee productivity while also posing new risks.
At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a $15 million Federal investment has helped move an antiquated, COBOL-based payment system to the cloud, allowing the nation’s second-largest revenue-collecting Federal agency to efficiently take in more than $90 billion in annual duties, taxes, and fees.
From sweeping national strategy plans, to billions being budgeted for zero trust, to pushing the private sector for more secure software – those are just some of the big moves that the Federal government is making right now to drive forward its broad cybersecurity agenda.
The Federal government is nearing the halfway point of a three-year plan to move agencies toward zero trust cybersecurity to better protect the nation from cyberattacks. With its recent National Cybersecurity Strategy, the Biden administration reinforced the commitment to zero trust made in last year’s memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), which required agencies to meet specific zero trust goals by the end of fiscal year 2024.
The Federal government and numerous states are concerned that user data collected by some popular apps could be shared with foreign governments, including China. In this episode of MeriTalking, Joe Franco talks with Lookout’s Kristina Balaam about the data that popular apps collect, how it might be used by foreign governments, and how bans on Chinese apps can be enforced.
The Federal government is facing a workforce crisis, especially with skilled technology talent. Retention, recruitment, and retirement issues are hindering hiring managers, who are looking to fill critical open roles in order to meet mission objectives and new Federal mandates. MeriTalk recently sat down with Craig McCullough, senior vice president for public sector at Pluralsight, a technology workforce development company, to discuss how the government can overcome the skills gap by creating talent and building a culture of learning within Federal agencies.