7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting

Brittany Alexander May 30, 2015 0
7 Trending Topics in Federal Government Contracting

May is coming to a close and summer is on it’s way. Before we welcome June, let’s review the top stories from this week.

1. Boeing creates data analytics group

Boeing Defense, Space & Security has stood up a new data analytics organization to help customers leverage IT across their organizations and has named Dewey Houck as chief data analytics officer.

Read more on Washington Exec

IPv4 addresses running out -- really2. IPv4 addresses running out — really

The United States will run out of Internet addresses based on Internet Protocol version 4 by the summer, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

“The shortage puts companies that maintain their own large and growing Internet presence at the biggest risk, especially providers of cloud-computing services. Such companies could find themselves saddled with unexpected costs, technical problems or simply an inability to serve new customers. Those that aren’t building out their own data centers won’t face the shortage directly, but their online providers likely will,” the WSJ wrote.

Read more on GCN

3. Mobile analytics can be a game changer for federal apps, says DoD mobility specialist

While analytic tools for mobile applications are still very new to the federal government, they can help agencies gain a tremendous amount of insight into their development and usage, but a Defense Department mobility expert said there are some unique considerations.

Read more on FierceMobileGovernment

Shutterstock image (by retrorocket): Cutting red tape.4. The urgency behind DOD’s acquisition reform efforts

Changing the way the Defense Department buys weapons and IT has been a decades-long project, but the latest effort contains a strain of desperation.

Read more on FCW

5. NARA seeks comments on new guidance for electronic message management

Electronic messages created or received in the course of conducting agency business are federal records and therefore subject to the same management laws as other formats, new guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration states.

Read more on FierceGovernmentIT

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco.6. Everything Google Just Announced at its I/O Developer Conference

As anticipated, Google made a flurry of announcements during the two-and-a-half-hour keynote at its I/O developer conference. The company debuted the new capabilities of its next Android release, along with a photo-sharing app with unlimited storage; updates to its lo-fi virtual-reality headset made of cardboard; and much, much more.

Get the rundown on NextGov

7. Report: Federal Leaders Lack Network Visibility

As the federal government continues to consolidate data centers, the network paths for applications become longer and more complex, resulting in less visibility for federal technology leaders.

Riverbed Technology recently commissioned Market Connections to poll federal technology leaders on their visibility into their networks. The results were surprising. — and expensive.

Read more on FedTech Magazine

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