The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, known as the Evidence Act, was signed into law in January 2019 and gave 24 large federal agencies a mandate to become data-driven enterprises and a […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, How to Avoid Pitfalls that Lead to Poor, Wasteful and Risky Services, on the site GovLoop 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Agencies have been steadily moving their operations to the cloud but after taking the first step to cloud migration, many have found that new challenges await them.
Challenges include the difficult task of […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, When Cloud Deployments Stretch Your IT Team’s Bandwidth, on the site GovLoop 4 months ago
A cloud service provider provides a wide range of capabilities, including the cloud platform and infrastructure, application and storage services, and nearly unlimited scalability, along with protections for the […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Take Phishing Off-Line With an End-to-End Strategy, on the site GovLoop 5 months, 1 week ago
Phishing tactics have steadily evolved, either in response to new defensive measures from security companies, increased awareness among users or a change in attackers’ priorities.
For example, 10 years ago, a c […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, 4 Ways Cloud Makes the Best Platform for Disaster Recovery, on the site GovLoop 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Disaster response involves several stages covering preparedness, the response to an emergency, mitigation of its effects and recovery. At the center of those stages is critical information that must be backed up, […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Defending Cloud Security, a Pillar of IT Modernization, on the site GovLoop 9 months ago
The golden rule of security is to always be prepared.
Say you live in a medieval castle designed to protect the king’s ransom. One day, attackers appear at the gate. If you’ve prepared for this moment by bol […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Mission Need Outpaces Development Practices: Use DevSecOps, on the site GovLoop 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Like government agencies and organizations in other sectors, the Defense Department (DoD) in many ways runs on software. “Software has become one of the most important components of our nation’s weapons sys […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced government agencies to think more about their continuity of operations plans (COOP) – or lack of them.
The particular fallout from the pandemic – including widespread tel […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Use DevSecOps to Collaborate and Automate at the DoD, on the site GovLoop 10 months ago
The Defense Department’s (DoD) release of the reference design for the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative aims to help DoD break free of the slow waterfall process of software development it has traditionally […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Focus on Resilience for COOP to Deal With the Unexpected, on the site GovLoop 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Agencies face a series of challenges in establishing continuity of operations (COOP) plans, starting with the array of threats and potential emergencies that can crop up. They can result from hurricanes, terrorist […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Survey Results: Data Analytics Role in Agencies’ IT Innovation, on the site GovLoop 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Government agencies see IT innovation as the most efficient way to marshal their resources, improve internal and external services, and make good use of their endless troves of data.
But with agencies’ tight b […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, DoD Software Behind the Times? DevSecOps to the Rescue, on the site GovLoop 10 months, 3 weeks ago
For the Defense Department (DoD), the baseline reality is that its software acquisition process hasn’t been keeping pace with warfighters’ needs, particularly when the commercial sector — and adversaries — push ne […]
The President’s Management Agenda (PMA), which established the framework for IT modernization two years ago, leans heavily on innovation. And although agencies have made progress in modernization on several […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, How to Establish an Effective Cloud Governance Plan, on the site GovLoop 1 year, 3 months ago
The growing complexity of cloud computing has good intentions, but it can also leave agencies struggling to adapt their existing cybersecurity strategies.
Cloud computing – coupled with advances in mobile c […]
Kevin McCaney wrote a new post, Bake Security Into Code to Mitigate Vulnerabilities, on the site GovLoop 1 year, 3 months ago
A cloud infrastructure delivers many benefits, but it also expands an organization’s attack surface and introduces a wide range of potential vulnerabilities, especially with the growing prevalence of mobile and I […]
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