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What System Integrators need to know to address U.S. Federal Government ICT requirements

November 21, 2022

What System Integrators need to know to address U.S. Federal Government ICT requirements
The business of providing information and communications technology (ICT) integrations to the federal government has changed significantly over the past five years. Before the disruptions caused by the pandemic, federal government ICT requirements were well-understood. Most government departments were in the process of either starting or planning for a cloud-centric digital transformation that would enable more efficient operations and a more effective delivery of services to citizens. However, the onset of the pandemic derailed most of those plans when th

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whitePaper | March 16, 2022

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WHITE HOUSE ACTION PLAN ON GLOBAL WATER SECURITY

whitePaper | June 1, 2022

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whitePaper | May 22, 2022

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How the Need for Contactless Government

whitePaper | December 29, 2021

Digital and mobile technology have played a significant role in keeping communities connected during the COVID-19 pandemic. From broken streetlights to damaging potholes, residents quickly adopted the virtual front door model to safely submit questions, photos, issues, and concerns through contactless methods.

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whitePaper | February 9, 2022

Cloud technologies are widely used, benefitting all sectors of the Australian economy. But there is a widespread lack of common understanding, including among Australia’s policy makers, as to what the cloud is, what it does and how it can be safely and securely adopted.

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Nudging Government to Use Evidence

whitePaper | March 30, 2022

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Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri Shire is located in the north-west of New South Wales, in the Namoi Valley, with a current population of approximately 14,000 residents. Covering an area of approximately 13,000km2, the Shire includes the key towns of Narrabri, Boggabri and Wee Waa and the villages of Baan Baa, Bellata, Edgeroi, Gwabegar and Pilliga.

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