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Ransomware — Kidnapping Data

The recent Colonial Pipeline hack, and ensuing gas shortage, have brought the downstream effects of ransomware front and center. As that attack showed us, ransomware is not just a way to extort a company out of money, it is a way to disrupt life for hundreds, thousands, even millions of people. When ransomware first became…

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No Free Lunch – How Much Do Grants Really Cost?

The final shared services function named by the Trump administration was Grants. The Quality Service Management Office (QSMO) is run out of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and aims to standardize federal grant administration from pre-award through award and then onto closeout. This standardization aims to lower the costs of grant administration…

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Realizing the Value of Healthcare Data

As we’ve learned over the past year and a half, data is a critical tool in keeping us healthy as individuals and as a collective society. Early on in the pandemic, people were hungry for information to assess personal risk. Charts tracking national, international, and hyper-local stats on COVID cases were readily available to fill…

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Public Sector Content Marketing Preferences

The research firm, Market Connections, recently released the findings from their 2021 Public Sector Content Marketing Review. This survey of technology purchase decision-makers in the federal, state & local, and education market found that these buyers value long-form content, including research reports, white papers, and case studies, in helping shape their decisions. Of course, these…

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Innovation Goes Local: How State & Local Government is Securing Next Generation Tech

States and localities are leading the way with some incredibly innovative uses of technology.  Smart city projects are having an impact on citizens where they work and live. Energy efficiency is enabled with smart streetlights that are able to more precisely turn off and on. Cost savings and safety are improving with connected infrastructure that…

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Formalizing the Use of the Internet of Things

Formalizing the Use of the Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is powering how governments serve citizens. Sensors deployed in streetlights, traffic signals, and even the pavement itself provide essential data for traffic planning and infrastructure repairs. IoT is also playing a role in response to COVID-19. Sensors can ping mobile devices and,…

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Blockchain: Technology for Joining Security and Visibility

Blockchain, a technology that facilitates the process of recording transactions and tracking assets in a business network, is being used across government to both speed and secure the transmission of data and goods. At its core, blockchain is a database, but unlike traditional databases, it links all of the data it stores together which means…

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Asset Management Gets Real

Most commonly used to refer to how a financial professional oversees clients’ financial assets, discussion of asset management in 2020 and 2021 has been more focused on physical assets. From ventilators to personal protective equipment to vaccines to even our power supply, the past year has been a test of the private industry’s asset management…

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Looking at Security in a New Light

Security has always been of paramount concern for government agency leaders. The focus has shifted from keeping the “bad guys” out to realizing that no system is safe from being breached. Now the focus is on quick recovery and protection of data. In order to help you protect your agency, GovWhitePapers has assembled a portfolio…

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