What’s Trending in the Public Sector – Week of January 12

On Point2 minutes readJan 17th, 2014

2014 Market Outlook: Unisys Federal Systems’ Ted Davies Notes Shift to the Cloud, Predicts Move Away from LPTA
Ted Davies, President of Unisys Federal Systems, discusses his thoughts on federal IT acquisition trends coming in forward in 2014. For example, the acquisition workforce will be challenged to meet pent up demand for contract awards as improved budget stability allows agencies to proceed with IT procurements. Look for a real crunch in the summer as the government’s fiscal year winds down.
Read more in WashingtonExec.

Identity management standards help DHS build networks of trust
The Department of Homeland Security plans to build networks of trust with state, local and federal government partners, as well as with international and private sector organizations, in order to make information sharing easier and more secure.
Additional information on can be found on Federal News Radio.

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil
Unisys Brazil has been selected as a member of a consortium to provide mission-critical infrastructure solutions for the 12 Brazilian cities that will host the 2014 World Cup. Unisys along with Agora Telecom, Comtex and MA3dulo are members of Brazil Seguro Consortium, which received the contract from the Extraordinary Security Department for Large scale Events (SESGE), part of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.
More details can be found on Outsourcing Alert.

NSA reportedly implanted spy software in Mexican police, drug cartel systems
The NSA has implanted spy surveillance software in systems and computers used by Mexican police and drug cartels, the New York Times reported. According to the latest reports, the NSA has inserted the software, which reportedly allows for the monitoring of the machines and even the launch of cyber attacks into nearly 100,000 computers worldwide.
Read more in BN Americas (subscription required).


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