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IRS Needs to Complete Modernization Plans and Fully Address Cloud Computing Requirements

IRS Needs to Complete Modernization Plans and...

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) relies extensively on Information Technology (IT) to annually collect trillions of dollars in taxes, distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in refunds, and carry out…

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Systemic Vulnerabilities in Information Technology—Log4Shell

Systemic Vulnerabilities in Information...

There is critical vulnerability in software used by millions of internet servers. Since its discovery both criminals and nation-state actors have reportedly exploited it. It is uncertain how many entities…

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Standardize to Improve IT Efficiency

Standardize to Improve IT Efficiency

There are 8 factors to consider when building a standardized operating environment.  Delivering the best customer experience means that public sector organizations must deliver services at a much faster pace…

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Information Technology Spending in the President’s Budget Submission: In Brief

Information Technology Spending in the President’s...

This report discusses how congressional and executive branch actions have shaped the format and content of federal IT budgetary reporting, including aggregated reporting on IT spending that has been included…

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Analysis of Small Business Utilization within the Information Technology Category

Analysis of Small Business Utilization within the...

The issue of lack of connection and networking between government and small businesses can be better understood by analyzing already existing data with the help of new data analytics and…

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Build Greater Capacity with an Enterprise 5G Network

Build Greater Capacity with an Enterprise 5G...

Enterprise 5G networks are crucial for data sharing capabilities and the rapid deployment of reliable, high bandwidth communications. Many Federal agencies are currently involved with modernizing government communications and network…

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CTG Federal and VMware: Securing and Modernizing Federal Networks Across Multiple Clouds

CTG Federal and VMware: Securing and Modernizing...

Federal operations are becoming more distributed than ever before, and agencies must rely far more on cloud-based services and capabilities to keep pace. With VMware NSX solutions, CTG Federal can…

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Information Technology: Education Needs to Address Student Aid Modernization Weaknesses

Information Technology: Education Needs to Address...

The Department of Education started the Next Gen program to improve how student aid is managed. One of the most important Next Gen projects is a system development effort that…

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Information Technology and Cybersecurity: Significant Attention Is Needed to Address High-Risk Areas

Information Technology and Cybersecurity:...

In its March 2021 high-risk series update, GAO reported that significant attention was needed to improve the federal government’s management of information technology (IT) acquisitions and operations, and ensure the…

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Satellite Ground Segment: Applying the Cybersecurity Framework to Satellite Command and Control

Satellite Ground Segment: Applying the...

The intent of this report is to introduce the Cybersecurity Framework by applying it to create a Profile for the space sector’s ground segment. The Profile provides a flexible framework…

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How the EU is Using Technology Standards as a Protectionists Tool in Its Quest for Cybersovereignty

How the EU is Using Technology Standards as a...

Europe claims a desire for deeper transatlantic digital cooperation, but it routinely excludes American firms from its technical standards-setting processes. A genuine transatlantic digital alliance necessitates genuine EU-U.S. collaboration on…

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Information Technology and Cybersecurity: Evolving the Scorecard Remains Important for Monitoring Agencies’ Progress

Information Technology and Cybersecurity: Evolving...

For fiscal year 2023, the federal government plans to spend over $122 billion on IT investments. GAO has made approximately 5,400 recommendations to improve IT management and cybersecurity. As of…

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Climate-Tech to Watch: Hydrogen-Powered Aviation

Climate-Tech to Watch: Hydrogen-Powered Aviation

Hydrogen can be used in a fuel cell as a power source in aircraft by combustion in a modified jet engine. It can also be used to create synthetic fuels,…

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Cybersecurity and Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Efforts to Address High-Risk Areas

Cybersecurity and Information Technology: Federal...

In March 2021, GAO issued its high-risk series update and emphasized that federal agencies’ needed to implement numerous critical actions to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity and information technology (IT) management…

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The Ghost in the Machine – Exploring AI Personhood and Policy

The Ghost in the Machine – Exploring AI Personhood...

Artificial intelligence (AI) systems continue to expand into new domains of reasoning, thought, and expression. The latest public concern over AI technologies focuses on large language models and their ability…

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