Posts Tagged: events

Cloud Lessons from Industry Leaders

It’s well documented that the public sector currently lags behind the private sector when it comes to cloud adoption. In fact, after leaping forward with OPM’s ‘cloud first’ policy, the federal government has started to slow way down. This slowdown has been attributed to a number of factors, such as risk aversion and budget constraints.Read… Read more »

Your Next Utility Bill? Cloud Computing

Okay, it’s time to pay the monthly service bills. Water? Check. Power? Check. Cloud computing? Check. The cloud is fundamentally changing our relationship to IT, transforming what used to be characterized by the purchase of expensive hardware and software to a utility-type model of pay-as-you-go consumption. This change is taking place at home – weRead… Read more »

The FBI’s Digital Journey

Keynote panel of C-level executives at PegaWorld 2014. FBI CFO Richard Haley (2nd from right). Criminals (and auditors) beware: the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is transforming itself to be even more effective in the field — and cost-effective at home. “We’re a 106 year old organization,” said FBI Chief Financial Officer Richard Haley. “AnRead… Read more »

BYOD Does Work – and the EEOC Proved It

The undeniable truth is that technology costs money. Even if the net result is a significant cost savings or improved service delivery, the process nearly always begins with digging into the agency’s proverbial pockets to fish out some seed money. Mobile technologies are no exception to this principle. However, through the right set of policies,Read… Read more »

Mobile is Changing the Nature of Public Service

Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer of the FCC, speaking to Wednesday’s crowd. Mobile technology is filled with potential. It has the capacity to radically increase organizational response time, interconnectedness, and access to information. But there’s a flip side: it also has the capability to severely undermine privacy and security measures. The impulse, then, mayRead… Read more »

4 Reasons to Attend Our Mobile Security Event

Smartphones. Tablets. BYOD. Oh my! Now, you have access to your data at all times, 24/7. You’re no longer disconnected when you leave your office. It’s obvious to anybody how far our society has come with mobile technology and the unique opportunity it presents to transform the way government operates. But in order to capitalizeRead… Read more »

5 Reasons to Attend Our Cybersecurity Event

Target. LivingSocial. The Federal Reserve. In today’s environment, every organization is at risk of having its data and infrastructure compromised. For security professionals today, being secure isn’t just about thwarting attacks – it’s also being prepared to react once you fall victim to a cyberattack. That’s why we’re hosting an upcoming in-person event on cybersecurityRead… Read more »

Help Decide the Top 5 NextGen Lightning Talks – Cast Your Vote Now!

A ‘drug dealer’ in a federal prison. Breaking the ‘other’ glass ceiling. How to stay sane while leaning in. Why biz school + government is the next big thing. These are just a few of the finalists we’re now featuring in this year’s Next Generation of Government Training Summit Lightning Talk Speaker Contest. The goalRead… Read more »

This is What the Future of Government Innovation Looks Like

Presidential Innovation Fellows with IFE CEO Kathleen Kemper (center) and John Paul Farmer (far right). Photo credit: Kevin Allen The term ‘government innovation’ can seem like an oxymoron. But for a small band of disrupters working at the highest levels of government, innovation is actually the prevailing rule of the day. On Thursday, March 13th,Read… Read more »