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ISR Analytics: Challenges for IT, Implications for Big Data, and Opportunities for IoT
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Ravi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Director, BAE Systems Technology Solutions

ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) systems consist of infrastructure that typically includes platforms and sensors, communications and data links, databases and data management, and visualization and dissemination technology....

To Cloud or Not to Cloud
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Michael Deutsch, Associate Commissioner of IT, DYCD

How can the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) use information and technology to achieve its mission of alleviating the effects of poverty and providing opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish? As...

The Impact of GIS Technology Developments and Transformations on Local Government GIS Operations
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Dale J. Morris, GISP, Director Of Geographic Information Services, Erie County, New York

I have had the privilege, and challenge, of being in charge of digital mapping for Erie County, New York, for over 20 years. For the last fifteen of those years I have been the Director of the County’s Office of Geographic Information...

Corsica Engages in a Triple Deal to Deploy Advanced Cyber Security Services
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FREMONT, CA: Security is an issue when it comes to any online networks, be it MNC, SME or business conglomerates. Protecting the huge volume of data, transactions and information can’t be left in the hands of anybody. In a bid to expand and...

Rethinking Governance
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Vennard Wright, CIO, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Historically, one of the most vexing challenges for central information technology (IT) organizations has been planning for and making informed decisions about requests for new projects, such as the implementation of a new enterprise system or an...

Information Governance: Trust is Good; Control is Better
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Ashley Smith, MD, Navigant

Speaking to corporate officers about Information Governance is similar to cautioning my toddler to hold on to the railing when she descends the staircase–I remind her every time, and she knows she should, but she usually doesn’t, which...

The Three Invincible Approaches to Successful Leadership
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Kim Heldman, CIO, Regional Transportation District

There are several things I consider key when serving as a leader for an Information Technology department. Many of them are common across any discipline including honesty, integrity, and doing what you say you will do. In IT, all of those things...

Brokering the Cloud Services
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Eric Boyette, State CIO, North Carolina Department of Information Technology

The North Carolina Department of Information Technology - as a provider of services to our customers - needed a way to ensure we were providing the best options for cloud and hybrid solutions. With the multitude of options available and investment...

The Federal Government Turns to IT
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Francisco Salguero, Deputy CIO, USDA

The federal government can be slow to adopt new technologies in comparison to private industries due to several factors that include the length of time it takes to appropriate and approve additional dollars. However, over the past several years we...

Technology Gives Eastern Students a Competitive Edge
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Elsa M. Núñez, President, Eastern Connecticut State University

Fascinating new technology tools are being used by Eastern Connecticut State University faculty to prepare students for a global economy driven by technological change. The latest technology is allowing students to see and react to the world...

Maine State Cybersecurity: A Journey
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Victor Chakravarty, Associate CIO of Infrastructure, State of Maine

The Challenge The State of Maine likely holds the personal records of the entire Maine citizenry of 1.3 million people, as well as some from our neighboring states and Canadian provinces. These records are spread across some 1,000 servers and...

Building an IT Workforce - Finding talent in all the Right Places
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Jim Smith, CIO, State of Maine

I was at a meeting recently where … CIOs from several Maine companies said cyber security is the greatest risk they face. I was at a meeting recently where … CIOs from several Maine companies said they cannot find or keep mid...

City of Orlando: Soaring through the Cloud
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Rosa Akhtarkhavari, CIO, City of Orlando

Orlando is one of the most recognized cities in the world. And while most of the recognition comes from our well known attractions, there is much more to Orlando. Ranked as a next-generation city, Orlando is a center for innovation, world-class...

Hands off the Equipment!
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Thomas Gresham, General Services Assistant Director, Information & Communications Technology, County of Santa Barbara

The journey from Information Technology (IT) Technologist to IT Management At some point in career development, many IT technologists face a technical “glass ceiling” where moving up means moving into a leadership role. A...

Build a Cyber Security Ecosystem to Reduce Risk in the Public Sector
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Jonathan Behnke, CIO, City of San Diego

High profile security breaches continue to lead the news each week. Atlanta was the latest municipality to report a high impact security event with the loss of core city services for an extended period. Baltimore’s 911 system was impacted by...

Defining Innovation at a 225-Year-Old Law Firm
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Mike Tyler, Director of IT Client Services, Cadwalader

I was recently speaking with a partner at the storied, 225-year-old law firm—Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft—where I co-lead the Technology Department. We were discussing the messaging app that uses color codes to indicate when...

IT Natural Disaster Response-A Real World Perspective
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Gary Coverdale, Assistant CIO and CISO, County of Napa

Preparing for natural disasters helps to build a foundation for emergency response. The best preparation, outside of formalized training, however, is working through an actual disaster. For the County of Napa and the Information Technology...

The Smartest Cities Leave No One Behind
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Jane Nickles, CIO, City of Greensboro

I grew up in Greensboro, and I’ve watched it grow. Now, as the City of Greensboro’s CIO, I get to help it make the transition into the smart city it needs to become to secure the future for its 285,000 residents. I believe being a...

From IT Service Management to Corporate Service Management
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Graham K Draughon, President, Blackthorn Cyber Security, LLC & Advisory CISO, Onemain Holdings, Inc.

IT Service Management is often equated with Help Desk operations. Certainly, support tickets and break-fix can represent a significant number of incidents. A fully featured IT Service Management solution will support provisioning and...

How to Succeed in Enterprise IT for DoD
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John Zangardi, CIO, United States Department of Defense

As the Acting DoD CIO, I am the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Information Management / Information Technology and Information Assurance as well as non-intelligence space systems; critical satellite communications, navigation,...