Aruba ESP for US Federal Government Agencies

| June 2, 2021

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Is your network ready for Federal Government Agencies at the Edge? Now it can be with Aruba ESP. With today’s evolving demands, find out how you can adapt and consistently deliver better and safer experiences for citizens, Civilian and DOD government entities.

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Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The Virginia Department of Emergency protects the lives and property of Virginia's citizens from emergencies and disasters by coordinating the state's emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. VDEM works with local government, state and federal agencies, private companies and voluntary organizations to perform this mission.

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Tax and Employee Benefits Aspects of the U.S. Government’s Initial Pandemic Response

Article | March 20, 2020

This week has been filled with updates on the progress of Coronavirus (COVID-19) moving across the globe. Predictions of the severity of the disease’s impact have sent financial markets spinning, causing widespread stockpiling of food and essentials, and sent America’s workforce home to quell the spread of disease. Businesses everywhere are trying to stay afloat while ensuring that employees also have the necessary resources. Meanwhile, Congress continues to work on economic stimulus measures, several of which passed and were signed in to law yesterday. These laws will directly and immediately impact businesses, their employee benefit plans, and regulatory compliance obligations. New requirements addressing COVID-19 include paid leave, mandated testing and treatment, and refundable tax credits that finance these benefits. President Trump signed the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) into law on March 18, 2020, and more legislation is being proposed. Below is a summary of the changes through March 20th that have important tax and employee benefits implications.

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NERC CIP Compliance in Azure vs. Azure Government cloud

Article | March 20, 2020

As discussed in my last blog post on North American Electric Reliability Corporation—Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) Compliance in Azure, U.S. and Canadian utilities are now free to benefit from cloud computing in Azure for many NERC CIP workloads. Machine learning, multiple data replicas across fault domains, active failover, quick deployment and pay for use benefits are now available for these NERC CIP workloads.

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How Smart Building Technology Is Shaping Federal Agencies

Article | March 20, 2020

A smart building typically looks like a regular building, with bricks and glass windows, but at the heart of a smart building are sensors that drive building automation. Internet of Things sensors and devices monitor HVAC and lighting, motion, humidity, electrical controls, access control and video security. The data from those sensors then feeds a variety of controllers that can help IT and operations staff automate building management. As the General Services Administration notes, smart buildings lead to “greater tenant satisfaction, reduce energy cost and environmental impact, and decrease operational inefficiencies.”

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The Top Mobile Security Threats for Government in 2020

Article | March 20, 2020

With vast numbers of federal workers working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, mobile security has become even more important than it was before. Mobile security has become a prominent part of agencies’ cybersecurity programs, but there are still gaps in security. What are they, and how can agency IT leadership help close them? Verizon recently released its “Mobile Security Index 2020” report, including an entire chapter on the public sector. The report is based on an independent survey of 876 professionals — over 20 percent of whom were from public sector organizations —responsible for buying, managing and securing mobile and Internet of Things devices for their organizations.

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Virginia Department of Emergency Management

The Virginia Department of Emergency protects the lives and property of Virginia's citizens from emergencies and disasters by coordinating the state's emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery efforts. VDEM works with local government, state and federal agencies, private companies and voluntary organizations to perform this mission.

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