2014 Content Library

2014 Strategic Reports, Contracts and Buyer's Guides

Snapshot: Successful Mobile Strategies

While the use of mobile devices and apps provide federal workers with much more flexibility than ever before, it also presents new challenges for agencies. In this report, find out what’s going on with mobility in the federal government, along with changes that promise to impact government’s device management, infrastructure and policy.

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Snapshot: The Mobile Warrior

For the Department of Defense, mobility is not a matter convenience. Instead it represents a vital tool for ensuring that the military personnel have ready access to the information and resource they need, wherever they might be. But mobile connectivity is not always enough, because enterprise applications and services do not always translate well to a mobile environment. That's where virtualization comes into the picture. This special report looks at how virtualization solutions increasingly are seen the key to improving the manageability and effectiveness of mobile initiatives.

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2013 Strategic Reports, Contracts and Buyer's Guides

Program Guide: PEO EIS 2013

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) enables information dominance by developing, acquiring, integrating and deploying information technology (IT) systems to meet the Army’s demands today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow. Read about the U.S. Army PEO EIS group in this informative program guide.

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Pathfinder: Taking Airborne Mobility Beyond ISR to En Route Command and Control

Access to broadband while airborne is one of the crucial elements of effective mobile command and control. New developments in antenna and satellite technology—along with more nimble, high-capacity global networks—is bringing this dream of military commanders closer to a reality. In this Defense Systems Pathfinder, we discuss the issues with Paul Baca, vice president and general manager of global mobile broadband systems, ViaSat Inc.

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Pathfinder: Creating the Common Picture With Better C4ISR Capabilities

Getting actionable data from numerous military sensors, and then delivering it to war fighters so they can immediately use it, is the key focus of current C4ISR efforts. Bandwidth, cloud computing, smartphone and cell technologies, UAVs, UGVs and power-generating ground combat vehicles are all part of a rapidly developing sector. In this Defense Systems Pathfinder, we discuss the issues with Joe Taylor, Vice President, Mission Command Systems at Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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Pathfinder: Building a Mission-Ready Cloud Infrastructure

Getting actionable data from numerous military sensors, and then delivering it to war fighters so they can immediately use it, is the key focus of current C4ISR efforts. Bandwidth, Cloud computing is transforming the way military organizations access, use and distribute both applications and data. However, migrating a legacy system to the cloud requires a great deal of thought and planning to ensure the development of an efficient, secure and reliable cloud infrastructure. A cloud computing industry veteran examines the key issues cloud computing adopters face, offering insights and pathways that can lead to pain-free deployments and an infrastructure that delivers maximum value. In this Defense Systems Pathfinder, we discuss the issues with William Rowan, Vice President of Sales, Department of Defense, VMware Public Sector.

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Pathfinder: Solving the Secure MultiComputer Desktop Puzzle

As a growing number of analysts collect more information from multiple sources, the number of desktop computers they use is growing. When each user has several computers, complex cabling, redundant power supplies and finding space for additional computers pose a growing problem. Solutions are starting to reduce complexity and cost while enhancing the work environment. In this Defense Systems Pathfinder, we discuss the issue with Dewayne Adams, Vice President of Product Development for NCS Technologies.

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2012 Strategic Reports, Contracts and Buyer's Guides

DISA Who's Who for 2012

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Special Report: Cybersecurity

The good news is that the frequency of attacks on government websites and networks is slowing, but the volume continues to grow. And just as government seems to be coming to grips with older types of attacks, new and far more sophisticated varieties threaten. With traditional techniques no longer enough to stop them, government is searching for new approaches

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2012 DISA Contract and Program Guide

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Special Report: Virtualization

Surveys show that most federal agencies have already deployed server virtualization, and workloads on those virtual machines are expected to nearly double in the next four years. Problems such as legacy applications that can’t easily be re-engineered might act as a brake, but with budgets being squeezed, IT professionals feel they need virtualization to do their jobs.

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2012 JTRS Program Report

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2012 PEO-EIS Catalog

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Special Report: C4ISR

The old way of fighting wars meant information was collected and pushed down the line through subordinates and, eventually, to the foot soldier. New doctrine makes the dismounted soldier the focus for both the collection and receipt of battlefield data, and an essential link in the tactical command network.

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Special Report: Collaboration Tools

In 2012, the pace of advances in everything from cloud computing to social media, Internet video and mobility solutions is driving public-sector organizations to seek alternatives that will cost-effectively allow more employee mobility, telework and social media-driven collaboration.

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2011 Strategic Reports, Contracts and Buyer's Guides

Special Report: Health IT Insights

For a time, the advances in health IT that were promoted in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) seemed in doubt as reactions to the proposals ranged from confusion to outright resistance. The eventual impact of the proposals was unclear and many parts of the U.S. health industry, particularly providers, pushed back against the costs and complexities involved in implementing them.

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Special Report: Infrastructure Optimization

Users no longer need the IT team to research and purchase applications and infrastructure for them, especially if those applications and services are in the cloud. However, circumventing the IT team has its costs. Here’s how IT professionals can reduce the number of unapproved implementations.

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The Stand: C4ISR

Military effectiveness on the battlefield increasingly depends on C4ISR technologies to deliver accurate and real time information to warfighters, even while those technologies must operate in an ever-more complex environment. An industry veteran of this space explains what the challenges are and what¹s needed to meet current and future needs.

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Special Report: Virtualization & Consolidation

With the announcement in December 2010 of the Obama administration’s 25-point plan to reform government IT, data center consolidation has become a defined goal of federal government. That won’t be news to many agencies, but with aggressive targets now set, the question is how to get there.

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Special Report: CHESS

CHESS contracts and license agreements leverage the Army’s enterprise purchasing power, provide state-of-the-art technology and protect the LandWarNet. And with sales of $3.7 billion in fiscal 2010, the CHESS program is well on its way to achieving its vision of being the Army’s center of excellence for commercial IT acquisition.

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Insights Special Report: IT Modernization

During the past several years, the type and frequency of cyberattacks have changed dramatically. Today, organizations are subject to increasingly sophisticated intrusion tactics that are more destructive and malicious than before. Newer technologies such as cloud computing, social networking and the proliferation of mobile devices also have provided new opportunities for hackers to find and exploit vulnerabilities.

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Cloud Computing Special Report

Cloud security still remains one of the main stumbling blocks for some agencies, even as they race to identify potential cloud projects. And yet, experts say, security in the cloud is becoming a nonissue. Here’s why.

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Securing Government Systems Special Report

Security professionals will tell you that compared with 10 years ago, government IT security practices are vastly improved. Back then, security was very much an ad hoc approach that varied greatly among agencies and for which erecting a firewall was considered state of the art, if security was considered at all

 

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2011 DISA Contract & Program Guide In the past few months, the Defense Information Systems Agency has been involved in an unprecedented six simultaneous operations ranging from counter-insurgency support in Afghanistan to disaster relief missions in Japan. Each operation has validated the need for a global, resilient, and protected enterprise, which provides access to protected information and applications or web-based services to enable leaders’ effective decision making within a global environment.

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2011 PEO-C3T

The Program Executive Office for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical takes on the arduous responsibility of maintaining the U.S. military's technical dominance as enemies evolve and modernize with new technologies.

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2011 PEO-EIS Catalog

 

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Special Report: Unified Communications

Unified communications (UC) is a notoriously hard term to pin down, but however you view it there’s no doubt that demand for it across government is starting to develop. Actual deployment may still be light, but activities that will eventually require it are gathering pace so the future for UC in government is bright. Read or Download Full Report Here (PDF) More about 1105 Government Information Group Custom Reports  

1105 Government Information Group Custom reports, buyers guides and contract vehicles are intended to enhance agencies' planning processes with relevant, strategic information on available and emerging technologies, services and solutions that meet agencies missions, goals and requirements. These reports are commissioned by the Custom Media Group, an independent editorial arm of 1105 Government Information Group. Specific topics are chosen in response to interest from the vendor community; however, sponsors are not guaranteed content contribution or review of content before publication. For more information about 1105 Government Information Group Custom Media, please email us at GIGCustomMedia@1105govinfo.com

 

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