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Fall 2011
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Cut Government Costs Without Cutting Programs
Discussions on lowering the cost of federal government tend to go straight to eliminating or reducing programs that serve citizens. But innovative agencies are also finding new ways to lower ongoing operational costs without affecting citizen service, and in some cases actually improving service levels.

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Cybersecurity: The Danger is In What You Don't Know
Operation Shady RAT, a five-year long hacking scheme discovered in August 2011, underscores the heightened risk of today's cybersecurity threats. Cybercriminals have shifted their focus from commandeering individual desktops to outright espionage, and attacks leading to severe data loss are becoming more frequent.

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Beyond the Virtualized Data Center

And Now, A Tablet for the Government Workforce
Designed with enterprise security in mind, the Cisco Cius tablet can be used as a thin client that never actually stores sensitive information. Instead, information physically resides in the cloud, in the agency's secure data center.

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Big Data: Big Payoff for Agency Missions
Agencies have begun collecting and analyzing so-called Big Data, referring to unstructured data such as files, message streams, images, and even video. Big Data provides insights that support missions ranging from citizen services and regulatory compliance to defense and intelligence analysis.

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The Cisco TelePresence Showcase, now in its 3rd tour of the United States, could be coming to a city near you! This “road show” on wheels is equipped with the latest video solutions and includes a satellite, so you can experience live, interactive demonstrations. Talk to the experts and see how video communications can improve agency efficiency and reduce costs, as well as, other benefits, including:

  • Accelerate decision-making and speed responsiveness
  • Scale experts and optimize resources
  • Enrich cross-agency collaboration and foster dialog
  • Improve citizen services
  • Go green, by reducing travel and carbon footprint

To learn more, contact your account manager or video sales specialist. To see an upcoming schedule of showcase visits:

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Federal Telepresence User Forum: Unlocking the Power of Video
This workshop was designed for public sector professionals focused on introducing or expanding the use of video within their civilian or military organization. View sessions on VTC best practices, government agency case studies, and technical briefings that will illustrate how to effectively employ video applications.

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Federal Cloud Services Near Launch

Feds Identify Top 25 Software Vulnerabilities

Mobile Government: Feds Seek Improved Strategy, Coordination




(ISC)2 Security Congress

Orlando, FL
September 19 – 21 2011
Conference Website

Modern Day Marine
Quantico, VA
September 27 – 29 2011
Conference Website

Cloud with Confidence: The Convergence of Cybersecurity and the Virtualized Data Center
Washington, DC
September 27 2011
Conference Website

GEOINT
San Antonio, TX
October 17 – 19 2011
Website

TechNet Asia Pacific
Honolulu, HI
November 1 – 3 2011
Website

11th Annual Security Conference
and Expo

Washington, DC
November 16 to 17 2011
Conference Website



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