Federal IT challenges when transitioning to the cloud
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by Jimmy Argroves
9M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. After a decade of prodding and an adventure with COVID-19, it looks like the federal government is making the transition to the cloud. Dynatrace has surveyed 300 federal information technology professionals to talk about their challenges in moving to the cloud. Willie Hicks is the federal CTO at Dynatrace. He joined host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to discuss the survey and its findings. From an overview perspective, it looks like the c ..read more
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Applying zero trust in federal IT
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
9M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy speaks with Patrick Sullivan, chief technology officer of Security Strategy at Akamai Technologies. He will give listeners a well-respected opinion on applying zero trust to federal information technology. Patrick Sullivan, CTO, Security Technology, Akamai Technologies The discussion began by contrasting network segmentation to micro-segmentation. This is an essential prelude before beginning the conversa ..read more
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Innovations at the Edge: Motorola Solutions
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by Jimmy Argroves
10M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Everyone reading this has heard of the 90-year-old brand, Motorola.  Motorola Solutions provides mission critical communications for many federal agencies.  This is especially true for agencies whose mission includes activities at the edge. Joe Balchune is the vice president and general manager of Federal Markets at Motorola, and he joined host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to explain what Motorola Solutions means to the federal ..read more
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The challenges of software modernization
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by Jimmy Argroves
10M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Here in February of 2022, we have seen a sea change in the world of software development and the Defense Department. Perhaps it is because John Sherman was confirmed as the chief information officer, or it was the phase of the moon. No matter the cause, we have seen solid changes in the way Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is structured as well as a statement from Kathleen Hicks on software modernization. Vimesh Patel, chief technology advisor ..read more
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The value of high performance testing
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by Jimmy Argroves
10M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Testing has always been looked at as the red-headed stepchild of software development. Traditionally, the newest person on staff would be charged with the tedious and unrewarding task of testing code. In today’s conversation, we will examine the concept that testing can save money and increase speed in the software development life cycle. Tim Odom, director, Business Technology Solutions Development, Vidoori Tim Odom is the director of Business Technolo ..read more
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Quantum computing & federal IT
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
10M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy speaks with Duncan Jones, head of Cybersecurity, and Tom Benjamin, president at Cambridge Quantum North America. They will discuss quantum computing and federal information technology. There seems to be much interest in this topic in the federal government. In fact, in 2018 the federal government launched the National Quantum Initiative. The Department of Energy is investing $63 million in quantum computi ..read more
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DevSecOps: The wave of the future
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
11M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy spoke with Bob Stevens, Area VP of Public Sector at GitLab. Stevens described the entire process of the software development life cycle and provided guidelines on ways to incorporate testing in all aspects of project completion. Bob Steven, Area VP, Public Sector, GitLab The problem was recognized back in 2005 when the creator of Linux, Linus Torvald, correctly diagnosed the problem with several people wo ..read more
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Immuta: Making data access faster and easier
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
11M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Making the transition to the cloud is difficult in the commercial world and much more difficult in the federal workplace. One issue that concerns both is allowing access to data. Immuta has a hard-earned reputation for working with the Intelligence Community to assist them with the complicated world of controlling access. Immuta is sharing cloud data access control to civilian and military agencies of the federal government. Nancy Patel is the general m ..read more
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Next generation solutions to today’s IT problems
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
11M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. The federal government needs to increase the speed of software innovation to bring key services to our citizens as well as capabilities to our warfighters. Cloud, Cloud Native development, and open-source software are key to innovation, but modern technology presents new cybersecurity risks.  Cybersecurity needs to be an enabler, not a blocker to new capabilities. Kurt Greening, Palo Alto Networks Kurt Greening, Leader Public Sector, Public Cloud ..read more
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Cybersecurity in federal IT
Federal Tech Talk
by Jimmy Argroves
11M ago
Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Fed Tech Talk’s audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Danny Jenkins, CEO, and co-founder of ThreatLocker joined host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk to give his perspective on cybersecurity for federal information technology. The beginning of the interview focused on the issues brought up by the Log4j incident. CISA Director Jan Easterly has said Log4j is “The most serious vulnerability I have ever seen in my decades-long career.” Jenkins said that many free tools are available to manage open ..read more
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