John Snoderly, learning director of engineering at the Defense Acquisition University in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, explained why open systems are critical to weapons system interoperability.
When trying to make legacy software compatible with other systems, the technology needs to evolve to meet the current need, said Nick Guertin of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute.
Everyone involved in federal software development knows the percentage: 80% of the federal IT budget goes to maintaining existing systems. Innovation in technology is forcing these legacy systems to be able to interact with other systems.
Mark Pappaioanou of the U.S. Postal Service said data analytics can help the agency’s inspector general identify patterns of bad acts and make recommendations for the future.
Every quarter, roughly 100 agencies submit trillions of dollars’ worth of federal spending data to the Data Lab on USASpending.gov. Organizing that data, and helping researchers and the general public alike make sense of it is its mission.
Read how the Environmental Protection Agency has become more sophisticated when gathering and analyzing data.
Dave Vennergrund is director of the data and analytics practice at General Dynamics Information Technology. He recently joined Federal News Radio to discuss the impact and importance of data and analytics in government.
Naval Supply Systems Command launched its digital accelerator project a few months ago in hopes of leveraging its existing data. Meanwhile the Department of Transportation wants to reduce its dependency on headquarters.
At this month’s ATARC Cloud & Data Center Summit in Washington, D.C., David Nelson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Todd Simpson gave their outlooks on cloud migration.
The Cloud Security Alliance is teaming with FedRAMP to create a combined cloud security certification known as FedSTAR, which could improve effectiveness and efficiency for private-sector companies by cutting down on duplicate requirements.
During Cloud Month, read about why a federal transition to the technology has to be approached from a holistic perspective.
Mark Bacon, acquisition program manager for the Center’s Managed Service Office (MSO) at Hanscom Air Force Base,, said seven applications have migrated to the cloud so far, and many more are to come.
The National Cancer Institute’s acting CIO said his first attempt at managed services will be a printing pilot.
With managed services, agencies such as the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security area sharing overhead, surge capacity and costs for their help desk services.