MeriTalk recently spoke with Bob Stevens, vice president of Federal systems for Lookout, about the unique mobile security risks facing the Federal government, where agencies are making progress, where they need to improve, and what they can do to get started. Lookout takes a mobile-first approach to security, creating mobile-first, cloud-first products for IT administrators, CISOs, and individuals. […]

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was intended to, in part, “reduce the cost of data center hardware, software, and operations […] and shift IT investments to more efficient computing platforms and technologies.” But it didn’t work – new data center construction continued. Six years after the FDCCI, the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) […] […]

As more and more Federal agencies turn towards cloud as the most viable modernization method – in a recent MeriTalk study, 76 percent of Federal IT cloud decision-makers said they are evaluating cloud solutions as an integral part of their overall IT strategy – agencies have to develop a clear plan on how to consolidate […] […]

The December 2016 FITARA scorecard  revealed a number of agencies continue to rely on legacy IT systems, wasting billions each year and making it increasingly difficult to secure sensitive government information. Many received Ds and Cs, and not one agency scored an overall A. Additionally, despite significant focus during the past several years, nearly 65% […] […]