The Impact of SaaS on Government IT

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Government’s journey toward digital transformation continues to make significant headway. The global adoption of mobile devices, social media, and cloud-native apps coupled with a shorter attention span and low tolerance for inefficiency has, for better or worse, shined a negative spotlight on government services. This shift in expectations has forced agencies to reexamine service delivery Read more...

The Year Ahead in Federal IT: What to Expect in 2019

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It’s the end of the calendar year, which means recaps, listicles, and predictions dominate headlines. While 2018 was a solid year in government IT modernization—with policy, legislation, and support from the White House moving at the speed of technology—much more work needs to be done in the areas of federal IT procurement and oversight, cybersecurity, Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS expands to AWS GovCloud (US)

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  This week at AWS RE:Invent 2018 VMware announced the Initial Availability of VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US). This sought-after service gives United States government customers and partners the ability to run production vSphere-based workloads in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. In addition, this service has completed a FedRAMP High Baseline Readiness Assessment Report (RAR) that is being Read more...

Highlights and Insights: VMware COO, IDC, Reflect on Hybrid Cloud in Government

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  Sanjay Poonen, COO, Customer Operations at VMware, recently published an article on Forbes.com outlining the need for secure hybrid cloud solutions in government: “We live in a society where government often relies on technology to deliver constituent services at 21st century expectations. And the pace of innovation has driven government information technology (IT) to an Read more...

Securing Election Systems Part 2: Implementing a Zero-Trust Security Model Before, During, and After Election Season

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  On the heels of the 2018 midterm elections and two years away from the 2020 presidential vote, VMware State & Local Government subject matter experts, Gary Christofferson and Herb Thompson, offer advice and best practices for securing elections systems and strengthening government IT security posture. This is part 2 in a 2-part series on Read more...

Advance Mission Success: 6 Best Practices for Modernizing Government IT

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We can solve it. It being the challenge nearly every government leader across the world is facing. It’s not governing. It’s not the environment. It’s legacy technology. Antiquated systems running old applications frustrate users, slow processes, and increase the chances sensitive information gets compromised. A few months back, the US Federal government published its vision Read more...

Tech for Good IS Happening in Industry

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I saw it, and I felt it. The “it” I’m referring to was a silent, yet collective “yes” in the audience that later seeped into VMworld 2018 conversations. It was the response to Pat Gelsinger’s words, seemingly an admonition from VMware’s CEO to all of us in attendance: “Tech as a force for good is Read more...

VMworld 2018 US Government Highlights

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It’s day three of VMworld 2018 US and anyone here will tell you there is a palpable, positive energy in the air. Here are a few of my highlights thus far: The unforgettable sit-down with Malala Yousafzai, activist, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and youngest-ever Nobel laureate. Monday morning’s incredible General Session, Technology Superpowers.  Witnessing the Rat Pack Read more...

AWS Guest Post: VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US)

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This is part one of a two-part series on VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US), authored by AWS.  By Perry Peterson, Partner Development Manager, AWS VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) has officially been announced. This is an important announcement for our public sector customers that have sensitive workloads requiring ITAR compliance, FedRAMP, or Department of Read more...