3 Ways to Unleash the Power of Your Next-Generation Firewall

We more or less abandoned pagers more than 15 years ago. Fax machines have gone from ubiquity to near obsolescence. And floppy disks? Many of the most recent generation of tech users have never even held—let alone inserted—one. And yet,…

GCN: 3 Considerations Before Moving to the Cloud

Despite the urgency of IT modernization and the federal government's cloud-first mandate, many agencies unfortunately still find themselves lagging when it comes to cloud adoption. While cloud migration is a massive endeavor, it doesn’t have to be unmanageable, let alone…

Cisco Live 2018: Vendor Opens Management Console to Partners

In this article for TechTarget, Force 3's VP of Client Solutions Jason Parry weighs in on the new opportunities arising from Cisco DNA Center. In Cisco's latest nod to software, the company has opened its Cisco DNA Center to developers,…

NextGov: How to Integrate TIC Security with the Federal Cloud-First Mandate

When the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative was first introduced more than a decade ago, the goal was to improve security in government IT systems by limiting the number of individual external network connections to the internet. Before implementing TIC security…

CSO: Security Metrics You Need for the Board

No one wants to show up to an important meeting empty-handed. But with so many analytics right at their fingertips, how can CSOs pick the right numbers to reflect their work? Here are three imperative security metrics to have in…

4 Cloud Collaboration Investments You Should be Making

Cloud migration is a top priority for federal agencies, making for a rising demand for As-a-Service offerings. Meanwhile, agencies are still trying to plan and budget for cloud strategies, often from scratch. This creates a unique challenge for federal IT teams:…