Distributed denial of service attacks aim to disrupt your network and operations.

"Federal government networks, Web sites and other Internet services are tempting targets for distributed denial of service (DDos) attacks, such as those made on the U.S. and South Korean governments in the summer of 2009. Such attacks can shutter network and Web operations in the short term and create a perception of vulnerability over the long term. But this doesn't have to happen. IBM can help you detect, mitigate and respond to DDoS attacks before they do real harm."

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Tempe is located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area just 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. Home to Arizona State University,Tempe is among Arizona's most educated cities. With more than a dozen colleges, trade schools and universities, about 40 percent of our residents over the age of 25 have Bachelor's degrees or better. This lends itself to a creative, smart atmosphere where anything seems possible. And why not? People and businesses in Tempe have worked on projects including the Mars Rover, implanted heart defibrulators, solar energy and much more. Tempe's top employers include companies such as Insight Computers, Arizona State University, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones and US Airway.

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Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies

whitePaper | January 8, 2020

The United States Government is committed to fostering surface transportation innovations to ensure the United States leads the world in automated vehicle (AV) technology development and integration while prioritizing safety, security, and privacy and safeguarding the freedoms enjoyed by Americans. The U.S. Government recognizes the value of industry leadership in the research, development, and integration of AV innovations. Such innovation requires appropriate oversight by the Government to ensure safety, open markets, allocation of scarce public resources, and protection of the public interest. Realizing the full potential of AVs will require collaboration and information sharing among stakeholders from industry, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, academia, not-for-profit organizations, standards development organizations (SDO), and the Federal Government.

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The Impact of the Trump Labor Market on Historically Disadvantaged Americans

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

The U.S. labor market is the strongest it has been in the last half century, as shown by economic data across various metrics. This is partly attributable to President Trump’s progrowth economic policies, the results of which are disproportionately benefiting Americans who were previously left behind. The Administration’s policies are boosting labor demand and lowering structural barriers to entering the labor market. This report provides evidence that this labor market has contributed to reduced inequality through an economic boom that is greatly benefiting historically disadvantaged groups. These groups are becoming more and more self-reliant through their economic activity, rather than remaining inactive in the labor market to qualify for means-tested government programs.

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Four ways governments can get the most out of their infrastructure projects

whitePaper | January 7, 2020

Infrastructure—for example, transportation, power, water, and telecom systems—underpins economic activity and catalyzes growth and development. The world spends more than $2.5 trillion a year on infrastructure, but $3.7 trillion a year will be needed through 2035 just to keep pace with projected GDP growth.1 National, state, and local governments are devoting increased amounts of capital to meet these needs, and for good reason. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that infrastructure has a socioeconomic rate of return around 20 percent.2 In other words, $1 of infrastructure investment can raise GDP by 20 cents in the long run.

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2020 Global & Regional Corporate Governance Trends

whitePaper | January 11, 2020

For the first time, in 2020, we see the focus on the “E” and the “S” of environment, social and governance (ESG) as the leading trend globally, including in the United States, where it traditionally has not received as much attention by boards. Indeed, many of the key global trends for 2020, such as board oversight of human capital management (HCM), can be seen as subsets of ESG.

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Compliance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 1075

whitePaper | June 26, 2022

The United States Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) goal is to promote taxpayer confidence in the integrity of the tax system by ensuring confidentiality of the tax information provided to the federal, state and local agencies. The IRS 1075 publication provides guidance to agencies, agents, contractors and subcontractors on implementing adequate policies, processes, controls and safeguards to protect Federal tax information (FTI). The IRS 1075 requirements follow the FedRAMP and NIST 800-53 Rev.5 guidelines. Agencies that receive FTI must ensure that they have adequate programs in place to protect the data received in line with IRS 1075 guidelines. VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US) has been authorized against the FedRAMP High baseline controls and therefore can support agencies in meeting the IRS 1075 requirements.

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Key tips to safeguard your government department

whitePaper | April 28, 2022

The Wall Street Journal called the hybrid workplace a “Cybersecurity Nightmare,” and characterized it as “a hacker’s dream—a constantly changing mix of office and remote workers, devices that move in and out of the company networks, and security staffs stretched thin.” The Wall Street Journal also briefly called out how organizations gain control over this environment – with strong identity-centric security and zero trust.

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City of Tempe

Tempe is located in the center of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area just 10 minutes from Sky Harbor International Airport. Home to Arizona State University,Tempe is among Arizona's most educated cities. With more than a dozen colleges, trade schools and universities, about 40 percent of our residents over the age of 25 have Bachelor's degrees or better. This lends itself to a creative, smart atmosphere where anything seems possible. And why not? People and businesses in Tempe have worked on projects including the Mars Rover, implanted heart defibrulators, solar energy and much more. Tempe's top employers include companies such as Insight Computers, Arizona State University, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones and US Airway.

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