Defense, industry leaders reflect on speed of cyber journey

Virtually overnight, cyber security has become a top priority across the Defense Department. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, briefing U.S. senators earlier this year, put cyber threats atop the list of global issues with the potential to imperil national security. Learn more about the current view of cyber security in this informative article from government and industry experts speaking at a Defense Systems Summit, held July 11.

Increase military asset readiness with a powerful combination of cognitive technologies

Readiness—the US military’s ability to perform its required missions everywhere, all the time—is shaped by many factors. Among them are the ability and wellbeing of military personnel, and the availability and performance of military equipment. These elements depend on procurement cycles, sustainment resources and supply chain risk management. In turn, readily available equipment saves time, money and lives.

Defense/Intelligence Agencies - Viable Assets

Most cyberattacks exploit well-known vulnerabilities lurking in software and hardware that have reached end-of-support or end-of-life. If you don’t know what’s on your network, you have no idea how vulnerable you are.

Security in the Commercial Cloud: Better Than Ever

Defense agencies are getting more comfortable using commercial cloud infrastructures to store unclassified data. This is partly because of stringent certifications and requirements for cloud providers the federal government has put in place. Leading cloud providers now have the technology and infrastructure to securely protect commercial cloud workloads. With this increased level of comfort and capability, defense agencies can now work with data in ways they have never been able to before because of limited power and resources.

Use Data to Drive Better Decisions

Using a browser-based platform to collect an agency’s enterprise data in one place and providing a seamless view of that information to agency executives is critical for comprehensive agency management and better decision-making. Agency executives have to see everything from the organization’s Enterprise Architecture to IT Portfolio Management in order to enable business transformation at the speed of the agency’s mission. This whitepaper will explain how using a browser-based platform like InQuisient puts users in control, providing advanced visualization for real-time health assessments and decision-making.

Get a Clear View of Your Agency’s Enterprise Architecture

Many federal agency CIOs are seeking a clearer, more accurate view of their agency’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) project management information, in order to better manage their enterprise technology. Taking a data-driven approach will help ensure data truth. Agency CIOs also need an enterprise-level management tool set that helps every agency staffer in the enterprise management or analysis team interact with the same information. This whitepaper will describe an approach toward data truth that includes a web services solution like InQuisient's IQ Architect. This tool makes it unnecessary to hire expensive database developers to build out the Enterprise Architecture. This not only provides the requisite view of data, but also makes the total cost of ownership much lower than other solutions.

Improve Agency Portfolio Management

Federal agencies are acquiring more technology and different types of technology than ever before. IT Portfolio Management rapidly becomes an issue when managing new IT projects, and integrating them with existing systems. Are you looking to improve IT Portfolio Management within your organization? Download this whitepaper for strategies to get a better handle on IT projects, including how tools like InQuisient's IQ Portfolio Insight can help you monitor and manage data across federated organizations and systems, allowing you to deliver trusted, up-to-date information for your decision-makers. Thousands of users across federal agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, already use InQuisient to manage billions of dollars in single instances.

Improve Your Agency’s FITARA Score

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), passed by Congress in December 2014, represents the first major overhaul of how federal agencies buy their technology in almost 20 years. In 2015, the FITARA committee worked with the Government Accountability Office to develop a scorecard to help assess agencies' FITARA implementation efforts. Do you need to improve your agency's FITARA Scorecard? This whitepaper explains how you can take steps to do just that, including applying solutions like InQuisient's FITARA A Plus. This tool will track and analyze agency data and automatically generate required FITARA reports in the mandated format.