Decentralized Data: Just What the Doctored Ordered for Real-Time Warfighter Insights

It’s not hard to figure out: decentralized servers in a network system leads to decentralized data, similar to what CRN.com refers to as “widely distributed IT environments including on-premises and multi-cloud systems.”

The decentralization principle can be a big plus in real-time decision-making, leading the current Dept. Of Defense (DoD) charge towards edge computing and greater battlefield effectiveness.

The Warfighter Needs Real-time Data Analytics

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Despite Vulnerabilities, OSS in Government’s Here to Stay

A recent Venturebeat.com article makes a bold declaration, claiming “open-source software has become the foundation of the digital economy … it constitutes 70% - 90% of any given piece of modern software.” 

If you're questioning the credibility of open-source code, look no further. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft all contribute to open-source resources. Google’s DNA is open-source code. Its mobile Android platform was constructed of open-source software (OSS). 

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Zero Trust’ True Effectiveness is Addressing Internal Threats

A recent cybersecurity-related article from Thehill.com makes a great point: “the global pandemic accelerated business, government, and personal activity moving to digital networks, growing the potential attack surface and possible points of entry for cybercriminals. 

Cyberthreats and online attacks grew exponentially when the public sector was forced to conduct more of their business online and reach their now-remote employees over unsecured personal devices outside of traditional network firewall safety. 

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Persona Management Ensures Brand Messaging Safeguards Your Reputation

In today’s public sector climate, whether through social media, public affairs, agency announcements, or news reports — misinformation is everywhere. One wrong message can spell disaster: 

  • A national security official, using an online alias, tweeted critical comments about the presidential administration he was a part of. 

  • The British Embassy in Washington DC posted a celebration photo of the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. 

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How Valuable is Data to Government?

“Delivering a clearer assessment of financial risks … requires both climate data and financial data — information that is often siloed — and the ability to integrate this data.”-Nellie Liang, Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, US Treasury Department
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Zero-Day Exploits: A Brief History

Of all the types of cybersecurity threats, few are as feared as the zero-day exploit. The term zero-day is used to refer to the fact that the associated software developer or vendor typically had no prior knowledge of the vulnerability in question, and they have zero days to fix it before it is exploited. These types of vulnerabilities can be so damaging that they typically sell for millions of dollars on the dark web or other underground marketplaces.

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How Open Source is Driving New Innovations in Data Analytics

When it comes to analytics, companies have two major challenges: data tracking, and building a link between the data and business intelligence. While there are several proprietary tools companies can use, the field has matured enough that free and open source analytic tools have become an attractive alternative.
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