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Budgeting for Federal Investment

Budgeting for Federal Investment

Federal investments can provide long-term benefits and can spur economic growth. The federal budget records expenses for investment projects up front, not over the project’s lifetime of use. Because of…

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A Comprehensive Assessment of America’s Infrastructure

A Comprehensive Assessment of America’s...

Infrastructure supports nearly every aspect of life. Our pipes deliver drinking water to homes and hospitals. Airports, railroads, and inland waterways transport goods from farms and manufacturing plants to store…

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Benefits of an Updated Mapping between the NIST CSF and the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards

Benefits of an Updated Mapping between the NIST...

This white paper highlights a recent mapping effort between the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Mappings of these two…

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The State of U.S. Infrastructure

The State of U.S. Infrastructure

The $20 trillion U.S. economy relies on a vast network of infrastructure from roads and bridges to freight rail and ports to electrical grids and internet provision. But the systems…

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Data Center Optimization: Agencies Report Progress and Billions Saved, but OMB Needs to Improve Its Utilization Guidance

Data Center Optimization: Agencies Report Progress...

The 24 agencies participating in the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) continue to report progress toward meeting OMB’s goals for closing data centers and…

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Intelligence After Next: Designing for Chaos Leads to Resiliency

Intelligence After Next: Designing for Chaos Leads...

Chaos engineering assumes and introduces failure, rather than minimalizing and reacting to it. This shift in philosophy can create two important effects. First, code developers and their leadership become more…

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Artificial Intelligence for Data Center Operations

Artificial Intelligence for Data Center Operations

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosts the world’s most energy efficient High-Performance Computing (HPC) data center (NREL, 2018). The data center is located inside the…

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Planning and Design Considerations for Data Centers

Planning and Design Considerations for Data Centers

Computing environments that provide access to acutely sensitive data often have a business requirement to restrict unauthorized access to that data. In other instances, cost or special use cases of…

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Chain of Custody and Critical Infrastructure Systems

Chain of Custody and Critical Infrastructure...

Chain of custody is a complex process. Often associated with the preservation of evidence for law enforcement, chain of custody also plays an important role in security and risk mitigation…

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Storage Technology Modeling Input Data Report

Storage Technology Modeling Input Data Report

The Storage Futures Study (SFS) is a multi-year research project to explore the role and impact of energy storage in the evolving electricity sector of the United States. The SFS…

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Designing Hyper-Aware Civilian Government Facilities

Designing Hyper-Aware Civilian Government...

At its core, the Internet of Things (IoT) is an amalgamation of machines in the physical world, logical representations of the physical phenomena acted upon by those machines (voltage, temperature,…

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Creating Value From Data

Creating Value From Data

The pervasive spread of digital technologies in recent decades brought a significant boost in data availability, offering myriad opportunities for data driven innovation in business models. Opportunities that remain largely…

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Telehouse America: Unification Takes Data Center Security To the Next Level

Telehouse America: Unification Takes Data Center...

Security has always been mission-critical for Telehouse. The security team has consistently monitored video surveillance and access control systems 24/7 at each site to ensure customer data remains fully secured…

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GRAYPATH: Next-Generation Quantum Resistant VPN Ensuring Performance, Resiliency, and Security of Your Data

GRAYPATH: Next-Generation Quantum Resistant VPN...

It is imperative that organizations question whether their enterprise communications networks built upon 30-year-old VPN and SD-WAN technology are able to support such an effort. Organizations that do ask this…

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Get Your Head in the Cloud: Understanding Secure Remote Work

Get Your Head in the Cloud: Understanding Secure...

How easy is it for a company to get there? What does it really mean to be on a cloud, and how does it affect performance and productivity? This white…

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