Even with the sudden shift of circumstance, security experts had already foreseen the eventual need for distributed, remotely applied security.
Agencies are looking to leverage the cloud to modernize their aging infrastructure, improve the efficiency of their operations and deliver new services.
Agencies across the board want to be able to take advantage of next-generation technologies and capabilities to improve the responsiveness, efficiency and effectiveness of government.
Reacting is what IT managers did in March. Now, they are taking a step back to reassess the planning element with the benefit of recent lessons learned.
Every department in a government can’t come up with different answers and survive a crisis or achieve efficient, successful operations. There must be a coordinated strategy in which a government is examining – and meeting – the desired experience for all true stakeholders through its digital infrastructure.
Let’s pump the brakes on the hype of an enterprise public cloud. There are several key factors that agencies need to consider before moving applications to the cloud.
Now, many agencies are working towards resilience by digitally transforming their operations.
A lesson from the Small Business Administration’s experience is that ongoing initiatives toward IT modernization tend to prepare agencies for unexpected emergencies.
The move to remote work increases agency exposure to adversarial risk. Agencies need to mitigate cybercrime as more of their employees work remotely.
To learn more about the VA’s pandemic response, we spoke with the director and a senior analyst of the Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office (ECSO) at VA.