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...

VMworld Industry Workshops Redux

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Back by popular demand, VMworld Industry Workshops featuring healthcare, financial services, government, and education digital transformation leaders will take place Sunday, August 26. Each pre-conference workshop offers a unique opportunity to hear peers describe their visionary perspectives and practical approaches to tough industry challenges. Organizations and agencies looking to improve engagement, empower employees, strengthen cybersecurity, Read more...

The IT Modernization Initiatives Best Addressing Changes in State and Local HHS Policies and Programs

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Uncertainty around federal funding, eligibility requirements, and the modification (or repeal) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has left state and local health and human services (HHS) agencies hanging in a delicate balance. Although questions loom over policy and program funding, agencies are moving forward with plans to tighten operations and deliver better outcomes across Read more...