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CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT: Help Wanted: Your Ideas For Technology-Powered Citizen Engagement. Citizens and government interact all the time. Sometimes it’s compulsory, like when income taxes are due. Other times it’s optional though in people’s best interests, like when citizens seek the support of social services. And other times it’s citizen-led, like when people self-organize to improve their communities. Read more

FEDERAL CONTRACTS: GSA Adopts Category Mgmt For Federal Acquisitions. General Services Administration has started to adopt a category management business model in an effort to change the way GSA manages federal acquisitions. Read more

MOBILE SECURITY: DoD Breaks Mobile Security Roadblock. Securing smartphones and tablets is a lot easier said than done for most agencies. Federal security experts still are trying to find the right balance between mobile access and security of data and applications. Read more


MARKET DATA: How Big Data Is Solving The Biggest, Industry-Specific Issues Of The Day. We are only as clever as the decisions we make. Those decisions are based on the facts and information that we have to hand at the time. Before, the data used during that process was discarded once the judgment was made. Read more

FORECASTS: Wikibon Predicts Big Data Market To Top $61B In 2020. Wikibon has extended its “Big Data Vendor Revenue and Market Forecast, 2011-2020” through 2020 and has estimated a 40 percent market growth in 2014, down from 60 percent in 2013. Find out more


OPERATIONS: 3 Reasons You Need Information Governance. A few years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2016, 20 percent of CIOs in regulated industries would lose their jobs for failing to properly implement information governance. Find out more

USER ACCESS: ‘Compliance Fatigue’ Sets In. Compliance with information security regulations is supposed to be, as the most recent iteration of the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) puts it, “business as usual.” Find out more

CONTINUOUS DIAGNOSTICS: The Uncertain Marriage Of CDM and FedRAMP. The federal government has gone all in on continuous diagnostics and mitigation, a wide-ranging and ambitious program to guard agency networks against cyber threats. Run by the Department of Homeland Security, the program aims to address 15 types of continuous diagnostics and pairs a dedicated acquisition vehicle with expert guidance and even DHS dollars for agencies seeking to improve their monitoring. Find out more


NEW ALGORITHM: Top 7 Mistakes With Mobile Friendly Web Design. Unless you’ve been staying away from the Internet these last few weeks, you know that on April 21 Google is going to be rolling out a mobile optimization algorithm. According to Google’s Zineb Ait Bahajji from the Webmaster Trends team, this is going to be one of the biggest updates we’ve seen from Google to date in terms of how many people will be affected — bigger than Panda and Penguin — although no specific number was given. Read more

DESIGN TRENDS: Color Plays A Key Role In Web Design And Closing The Sale. Whatever color scheme marketers use on their websites has a powerful impact on how shoppers react to the site. That’s why Champion Performance, a sports nutrition retailer, chose color as a key design element in relaunching its website with a new design in January, says John Licari, brand manager. Read more

MOBILE-FRIENDLY: FEMA Corporation Launches New Responsive Design Website. FEMA Corporation rolled out a new user-friendly website design to meet ever-increasing demand for mobile optimization, in plenty of time to keep their rankings with Google’s new algorithm release. Starting April 21, Google will launch a new ranking system, giving priority to those sites that are mobile-friendly. Read more


APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is dedicated to Application Development and Systems Integration for Federal Civilian Agencies, Document Management Systems that help in the preparation, scanning, indexing, categorizing and quality control of millions of pages of paper documents to electronic format and the Automation of Workflow Processes. Call us at 703-502-3416.


ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – May 13, 2015

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