Whitepapers


Improve Your Agency’s FITARA Score

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), passed by Congress in December 2014, represents the first major overhaul of how federal agencies buy their technology in almost 20 years. In 2015, the FITARA committee worked with the Government Accountability Office to develop a scorecard to help assess agencies' FITARA implementation efforts. Do you need to improve your agency's FITARA Scorecard? This whitepaper explains how you can take steps to do just that, including applying solutions like InQuisient's FITARA A Plus. This tool will track and analyze agency data and automatically generate required FITARA reports in the mandated format.


DOD Takes an Enterprise Approach to IT

Through the Joint Information Environment (JIE) initiative, DOD plans to build a shared platform that any service can access from any device. Hear from Danielle Metz, Deputy Director for Strategy and Integration, Office of DOD CIO for Information and Enterprise, who spoke during the November 1, Defense Systems Summit on JIE and the New Military Landscape.


Rugged Mobility is Mission Critical for Defense

Download this informative Market Insights Special Report to discover the findings from a recent survey conducted by Defense Systems and Panasonic, which revealed that the mobile devices used by defense agencies have to be as rugged and adaptable as the personnel using them.


Avoid Information Overload

So what constitutes effective, comprehensive information governance in 2016? It’s about being able to see what you have, understanding the gaps, and devising a strategy to fill those gaps. Once that’s done, the next step is taking action by implementing policies to align behaviors with goals. Only then can an agency begin to truly improve data management and risk, avoid liabilities and costs, and ensure the valuable information is fully accessible. Download this helpful report to learn how agencies are using information governance tools to increase overall efficiency and productivity.


Information Warfare Evolves with the Times

Download this informative Event Overview from the recent event titled "Network-Centric Warfare: Next Steps to Achieving the Vision" to learn how the navy takes an enterprise-level view to deliver new technologies and data to the warfighter.


One Size Does Not Fit All

Mission-critical workers rely on mobile technology in a range of extreme environments where device failure is not an option. However, with so many “ruggedized” mobile computers on the market, it can be challenging to determine which technology, laptop or tablet, will best meet their needs. New rugged detachable laptops are emerging that offer the best of both worlds in a single device. This whitepaper will take a close look at the usage modes of the fully rugged detachable Panasonic Toughbook 20 laptop, along with examples of different tasks military and EMS workers may encounter on the job.


Digital Dialogue: Control the Data

Data is getting a lot of attention as a critical element to unleashing the full potential of government information technology. And it can be vital—as long as it’s handled properly. Download this digital dialogue to hear from the Army’s chief data officer on the strategies to make mission data more usable and manageable.


The Evolving Face of Cyber Threats

Cyberattacks are a clear and present threat to government agencies. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimated the annual global cost of cybercrime is upwards of $445 billion in a 2014 study. The report further states the average cyberattack continues undetected for several months. Full and detailed data analysis is one of the only emerging ways to get ahead of these threats. According to industry experts, cyber threat analysis currently relies on automated as well as human input.