How a Government Shutdown Affects the Economy

Government Executive | January 11, 2019

Parts of the federal government have been closed since midnight on Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. It’s also the third since President Donald Trump took office. The immediate and most visible impact of a shutdown is in the government’s day-to-day operations. Many national museums and parks are closed , immigration hearings are being postponed and the Food and Drug Administration isn’t doing routine inspections of domestic food-processing facilities, to name a few examples. Of the 800,000 federal employees affected by the shutdown, 420,000 are working without pay while the rest have been furloughed.

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The awareness, trust and security issues that have limited federal government adoption of cloud computing appear to be more perceptual than prohibitive, according to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance survey on cloud computing and cyber security conducted by Market Connections, Inc. Professionals who are most aware of and involved with cloud computing and cyber security generally trust the cloud model, and do not consider it a leading security vulnerability1 . The findings suggest cloud utilization is poised for rapid gains as awareness of cloud computing and the related cyber security implications grow.

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The awareness, trust and security issues that have limited federal government adoption of cloud computing appear to be more perceptual than prohibitive, according to the Lockheed Martin Cyber Security Alliance survey on cloud computing and cyber security conducted by Market Connections, Inc. Professionals who are most aware of and involved with cloud computing and cyber security generally trust the cloud model, and do not consider it a leading security vulnerability1 . The findings suggest cloud utilization is poised for rapid gains as awareness of cloud computing and the related cyber security implications grow.

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3DX Launches Government Contracts Division

3DX | December 16, 2021

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Oracle Aconex for Defense Receives FedRAMP Moderate Authorization to Streamline Construction Project Management

Oracle | November 13, 2020

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Qualcomm gets licence to sell 4G chips to Huawei

Qualcomm | November 17, 2020

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