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A vertical community of Federal data center leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

Senate Bill Aims to Strengthen Security for Federal Data Centers

Sens. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced bipartisan legislation on July 28 to strengthen Federal data center security to protect against cyberattacks, natural disasters, and terrorist attacks.  

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Data Centers Ripe for Helping Feds Cut Energy Usage, Official Says

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has determined that data centers offer a prime opportunity for the Federal government to cut energy consumption while agency demand grows to embrace cloud services and modernize legacy IT systems.

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GAO: Federal Agencies Showing ‘Mixed Progress’ on DCOI Metrics

Federal Agencies are reporting “mixed progress” meeting their goals to optimize existing data centers in recent months due to technical and budget constraints, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). 

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DHS Awards Peraton $2.7B Data Center and Cloud Optimization Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Peraton a nearly $2.7 billion dollar contract to aid the agency’s move to the cloud, according to an Oct. 4 award announcement posted to SAM.gov.

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Upcoming Events
Digital Transformation Summit

This year ACT-IAC and MeriTalk are collaborating on the third Digital Transformation Summit focusing on use cases as well as the culture, customer experience emphasis, and training that are essential to successful implementation of the right digital technology. […]

FITARA Awards and FedRAMP Celebration

FITARA is a fixture in Federal IT and remains an important measure of how agencies are prioritizing modernization. In partnership with Congressman Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, join us for our FITARA Awards, a complimentary award ceremony and networking reception on March 1 at 5 p.m. to honor Federal IT excellence, based on the FITARA Scorecard 15.0 grades. […]

Research

Unstructured Data, Untapped Potential

While 80 percent of Federal IT managers agree unstructured data is valuable, more than half are looking for a better solution to unlock its potential.

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Infrastructure Psychology: Overvaluing Outdated Data Centers

MeriTalk surveyed registrants from the 2019 AWS Public Sector Summit to understand how IT managers assess the value of their current data centers, what factors they consider when moving a data center, and the most common excuses they hear for keeping outdated data centers open.

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SD-WAN: The Next Federal Network

Digital transformation efforts are top of mind for Federal IT professionals, but few programs will succeed without the necessary network to support them.

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Past Events
People First

Government agencies are seeing a rise in targeted cybersecurity attacks that cannot be defended with a zero trust approach alone. In this webinar, MeriTalk and Proofpoint will sit down with a public sector expert to discover how a people-focused approach can make a real difference in their cybersecurity efforts. […]

OutFront 2023

SAIC’s OutFront program on January 25 will explore the opportunities created by widespread adoption of agile, innovative solutions. […]

Where Identity Meets Service: How Customer Identity Solutions Can Rebuild Trust in Government

Join MeriTalk and Okta to explore the role of Identity solutions that offer more secure, optimized, and delightful digital experiences, without added friction or security risk. […]

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