Posts Tagged: MeriTalk

MeriTalk: 74% of Federal Cyber Pros Focus on Data Theft Defense

A new MeriTalk survey of 100 federal government cybersecurity workers says close to three quarters of professionals have put data theft prevention at the top of their list of priorities. Seventy-four percent of those respondents said their top priority was to stop data theft but ensuring a user-friendly experience was the lowest-rated priority, with 40Read… Read more »

NIC and MeriTalk Report Overview: Innovators Anonymous

NIC and MeriTalk recently partnered to conduct a survey, Innovators Anonymous. In December of 2012, MeriTalk surveyed 200 Federal managers to understand the impact of budget cuts on agency programs. MeriTalk explored how Federal managers were responding to challenges and what kinds of innovative approaches managers were taking to combat budget cuts. Report Highlights MeriTalkRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Motherboard and Apple Pie

By Steve O’Keeffe — My niece’s laptop blew out at college. Wouldn’t start. She called her dad. He bought her a new one. Took the dud home. Searched for a fix. Dismantled. Placed motherboard on tray and baked in oven for nine minutes at 385°. Reassembled. Fired right up. Don’t try this in aRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Minimum Wage…?

By Steve O’Keeffe — What’s the new four-letter word in government contracting? Yep, it’s LPTA – Low Price Technically Acceptable. The fowl language is flipping both government mission owners and contractors the bird. Sadly, contracting shops’ definition of TA is causing folks to call these contracts Tragic Acts. Consider the recompete. An aggressive newRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: MAVIS

By Steve O’Keeffe — Who strummed the banjo and sang? “Dressed in colors pink and pleasant, Glows in the dark ‘cause it’s iridescent” Yes. It’s Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. How many times have you struggled to find a movie line? Microsoft is fixin’ to help out. Have you heard about MAVIS? That’sRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: iMullet?

By Steve O’Keeffe — Yep – like every other middle-aged fella, I had to have an iPad. It’s cool. It’s slick. But I sported a mullet too… At my “padiversary,” I’ve stopped lugging it to meetings. Couldn’t make intelligible notes. Keyboards for people that don’t need to work. Yes, you can get a keyboardRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Data Center Comedy

By Steve O’Keeffe — Who thought that DCC stood for Data Center Comedy? Nothing humorous about FDCCI – well, I beg to differ. Meet Data Center Dave. He’s MeriTalk’s newest creation – shorter and funnier than the Cloudboys. Dave is the Federal Data Center manager. Dave feels like everyone’s out to shut him downRead… Read more »

My Cup of IT: Cloud Ch-Ching

By Steve O’Keeffe — Senators Brown (R-Mass.) and Carper (D-Del.) don’t care for smoke and mirrors. They’re looking for the straight skinny on cloud at the MeriTalk Cloud Computing Brainstorm on April 25. The questions of the day. How much has the tax payer saved since OMB placed its big bet in 2010? What’sRead… Read more »