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Government Cloud Computing on Ulitzer Tactical Cloud Computing refers to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. This discussion panel at the 1st Annual Government IT Expo on October 6 in Washington, D.C., will explore how defense, homeland security and law enforcement organizations are looking to leverage this new and exciting IT capability. At SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo is taking place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and you can attend this discussion panel and the entire event FREE by use of the guest code VIPguest here [case sensitive] FREE COUPON CODE FOR VIP PASS REGISTRATION: VIPguest (case sensitive) Register Today and Save ! Vie... (more)

Cloud Computing Is Two Things: Encapsulation and Abstraction

"Cloud Computing is two things: encapsulation and abstraction," noted Barry X Lynn, Chairman and CEO of 3Tera, at the First Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. That is the main thing to remember he emphasized. There are three questions you should ask about Cloud Computing: What is Cloud Computing? Why do we need Cloud Computing? How should we use Cloud Computing? What is Cloud Computing? There are numerous definitions, Lynn noted.  After providing several definitions of Cloud Computing, including Wikipedia's, Gartner Group's, and the U.S. State Department of Commerce, he then ... (more)

1st Annual GovIT Expo: Letter from the Technical Chair

Kevin Jackson Joins SYS-CON's GovITExpo as Tech Chair I am humbled and more than pleased to serve as the Technical Chair of SYS-CON’s 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com. To highlight the importance of this conference, I only need to repeat the guiding principles driving President Obama’s technology agenda: Innovation in the Economy: Drive Economic Growth and Solve National Problems By Deploying a 21st Century Information Infrastructure - The President believes that modernized infrastructure is a necessary part of the foundation for long term economic stabil... (more)

President of Lieberman Software to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

Not only does the U.S. government implement top security standards for many U.S. corporations, it is also held to the highest degree of security and expected to be virtually indestructible. Thus, government agencies must ensure they have a solid security foundation of backend IT controls, and auditing is critical to an institution's overall security infrastructure. "With recent high-profile data breaches, firewalls and end-point security controls aren't enough anymore," notes Philip Liebermam, Founder & President of Lieberman Software, who will be giving a breakout session entitle... (more)

DoD's Mark Krzysko to Speak at 1st Annual GovIT Expo

February 29, 2008 marked the start of change in the Department of Defense's management of its Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) portfolio. On that day, authoritative Earned Value Management and Unit Cost information was available, on demand, to support DoD Secretariat decision making on 12 MDAPs totaling $103B. Today, the capability provides broader cost, schedule, and performance information for 37 MDAPs totaling $1.2T. "This effort combines Departmental and data governance with SOA to improve the timeliness and authoritativeness of critical program oversight data, whic... (more)