By Travis Howerton, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at RegScale Until recently, FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) certification was an Executive Branch mandate, but now that it has become law, it legally stands between cloud service providers (CSPs) and government revenue. Further impacting the landscape is FedRAMP’s approval earlier this year of Rev. […] […]


By Patrick Tiquet, VP of Security and Architecture, Keeper Security  Over the past few years, an important cybersecurity initiative has quickly swept across U.S. federal government agencies. Like few other tech initiatives, zero trust has taken hold at warp speed, thanks to a cooperative push from various cybersecurity authorities and frameworks. The White House Executive Order 14028, […] […]


By Chip Daniels, Vice President, Government Affairs, SolarWinds When the Biden administration asked Congress to approve $300 million of additional money for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) in fiscal year 2023 (FY2023), hopes were high that agencies would finally have the financial backing necessary to truly accelerate digital transformation. Yet, when Congress passed its $1.7 […] […]

cyber workforce

By Jim Richberg, Fortinet Public Sector Field CISO With an estimated 3.4 million people needed to fill the global cybersecurity workforce gap, it’s time for organizations to start turning to new ways to recruit and keep talented cyber professionals. The federal situation mirrors what’s happening globally, but the stakes are even higher with civilian, defense and IC […] […]


By Steve Caimi, Director of Product Marketing, Public Sector, Okta In an ever-evolving digital landscape, the public sector is faced with a difficult challenge: ensuring that public services are safe, secure, and easy to use. Meeting all of these demands is critical to providing users with the digital experiences they require. To help your public […] […]

By Gary Hix, Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Vantara Federal In a determined effort to prioritize sustainability and combat climate change, Federal agencies have made significant progress since President Biden issued an executive order on Federal sustainability over a year ago. Guided by the government’s influential scale and procurement power, this order sets ambitious goals […] […]

In recent years, Federal Agencies have been challenged by a growing list of adversaries operating in an increasingly complex cyber threat landscape. At the same time, Agencies have been diligently modernizing their information technology (IT) environments to accommodate evolutionary cloud technology trends and a more mobile and remote workforce. These dynamics have combined to create […] […]

By Eric Adams, Geospatial Functional Lead, GDIT As climate change has been accepted as a scientifically undeniable and universally recognized challenge, geospatial intelligence teams are applying the tools of their trade to mitigate its effects and address its impacts on aspects of our environment. Today, like nearly every other industry around the world, artificial intelligence and […] […]

Angry at Arthritis

I’ve always been a very private person, but it’s time for me to stop being such a coward – I have OsteoArthritis. I guess it can happen to anybody – even Steve O’Keeffe. In fact, one in seven American adults has OA – that’s more than 32 million folks stateside. So, I’ve spent the last two years […] […]

Cyber America Connected Internet of things

By Jim Richberg, Fortinet Public Sector Field CISO The era of the global internet is over. The new reality is a fragmented digital landscape where nation states have largely been left to their own devices to create patchworks of policies to defend against threat actors who have become faster, stronger and more ruthless. To combat […] […]

By Gaurav Pal, Principal and Founder, stackArmor, Inc. Disruptions in gasoline supplies due to the cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline in May 2021 transformed cybersecurity attacks from an “online problem” to a national security concern. This seminal event resulted in the release of the National Cybersecurity Strategy (NCS) on March 2, 2023. The NCS brought […] […]


By Ozan Unlu, CEO, Edge Delta In fall 2022, Splunk issued its annual State of Observability Survey and Report, highlighting the increasingly critical role observability plays in enabling multi-cloud visibility and dramatically improving end-user experiences. Growth in observability – or the ability to measure a system’s current state based on the data it generates – […] […]

By Melissa Trace, Vice President, Global Government Solutions at Forescout Technologies Research from Forescout’s Vedere Labs reveals that government organizations have the highest percentage of devices with risk. Between the explosion of remote work, the ongoing ransomware epidemic and the fact that the number of non-traditional assets – such as IoT, OT and IoMT – […] […]

By Miles Fuller, Head of Government Solutions, TaxBit The collapse late last year of FTX, one of the largest centralized cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, and the resulting contagion has garnered the interest of U.S. lawmakers and regulators. After years of talking about crypto, they now seem to be interested in more than just hinting […] […]

Jared Kushner

As we tilt into this new year in the Federal IT events community, I wanted to point to the absurdity of Federal gift giving regulations. We all know that industry’s not allowed to give a Fed food and drink worth more than $20 at one time – and no more than $50 in a year.  […] […]

Dave Levy, AWS

By Dave Levy, Vice President, Amazon Web Services The FedRAMP Authorization Act was recently signed into law as part of the defense authorization bill, a signal that cloud technologies continue to have a permanent place in helping U.S. government agencies deploy secure and innovative solutions to accomplish their missions. Through this legislation, policy leaders on […] […]


Despite recent progress, IT-related problems continue to hinder work at government agencies. These include data in silos across locations that complicate information-gathering and decision-making, rising cyber threats targeting employee logins, and legacy systems that don’t adapt easily to mission changes or remote work environments. Accordingly, a recent study by Gartner found that while 72 percent […] […]


By Petko Stoyanov, Global Chief Technology Officer, Forcepoint Many Federal agencies are considering investing in zero trust network access (ZTNA) solutions. But not all ZTNA applications are equal, and it’s important agencies invest in ZTNA solutions that will allow them to align and meet the “Optimal” stage outlined in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s […] […]

CX Customer experience -min

By Willie Hicks, Federal Chief Technologist at Dynatrace Whether users are shopping on Amazon or another top company’s website, they expect certain website performance and features availability to ensure a positive customer experience (CX). Users expect to access product links and conduct transactions seamlessly and swiftly. They expect to navigate to comprehensive product specifications or […] […]

By Michael Zurat, Senior Solutions Architect, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) 5G technology has the potential to be transformative for businesses and consumers, as well as for the U.S. government. 5G can provide the enabling connectivity to drive digital transformation from a paperless digital Internal Revenue Service, to enabling the Postal Service to outperform Amazon, […] […]

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