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  • US Government Agencies Turn to EnterpriseDB and Postgres to Slash Database Costs by 80%

    Shrinking budgets and ongoing battles in Congress have prompted US government agencies to turn increasingly to open source database options like PostgreSQL, many with the help of EnterpriseDB, to slash database costs by as much as 80 percent, the company announced today.

    By RealWire
    Posted: July 24, 2013
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  • Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia Cloud Receives Second FISMA Certification For Federal Cloud Customers

    Acquia, a Drupal solutions provider, announced today that it has received a second Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. FISMA compliance provides a path for government agencies to develop next-generation digital experiences with Drupal that incorporate the web, mobile and social communities. 

    FISMA and its associated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards provide a risk-based framework to support security best practices for systems managed by federal agencies. Acquia is the first provider to offer enterprise-class Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO, which provides insight and assurance in Acquia’s ability to deliver secure cloud services for government websites and social communities. The authorization, obtained earlier this year as part of Acquia’s work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, provides documentation to federal agencies that are evaluating the security protocols of Acquia’s cloud services.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: July 03, 2013
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  • England and Wales Police turn to Contensis

    England and Wales Police turn to Contensis

    Over half of the 41 new Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales will be using the Contensis CMS to manage their websites when they come into existence next month.

    By contensis-cms
    Posted: November 08, 2012
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  • Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia Cloud for Drupal Receives Government Approval via FISMA Certification

    Acquia, a commercial software company that provides enterprise level products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, recently reached another milestone confirming their company’s ability to deliver secure hosting services for government web sites and online communities. Today, the company announced that it has received a FISMA Authorization to Operate (ATO) for Acquia Cloud.

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: October 10, 2012
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  • Four Cool WP .gov Sites

    Matt Mullenweg: I was in Washington DC last week at the OpenGovDC conference where I participated on a panel about design. The organizers and many of the speakers were pretty Drupal-focused, but I did get to meet some folks and learn about the ever-growing use of WordPress inside the Beltway. Here are four... Complete Story

    By wordpress-planet
    Posted: June 21, 2011
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  • Quoting IT: Call for Reform in Federal IT Management

    "Information technology should enable government to better serve the American people. But despite spending more than $600 billion on information technology over the past decade, the Federal Government has achieved little of the productivity improvements that private industry has realized from IT. Too often, Federal IT projects run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. Many projects use “grand design” approaches that aim to deliver functionality every few…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: April 05, 2011
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  • Five government sites using Drupal effectively

    GovFresh: Why is Drupal important to the the Federal government? That is the main topic I will cover in a 3-part series here on GovFresh. I’ll start with some high-profile examples of who is using Drupal effectively in government and why Drupal is a great fit for what these sites are trying to achieve. My second post will focus on the unique aspects of providing web content management for government that are relevant for Drupal (i.e. what can Drupal learn from Government?). My final post…

    By CMS Report
    Posted: February 05, 2010
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  • Drupal in the Federal Government

    I do my best to keep my two IT world's separated. One of those worlds of course is my obsession with content management systems which includes this blog and numerous discussions with almost anyone interested in CMS. The second world is my IT position as a federal employee for a small government field office. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, rarely do I allow those two worlds to cross one another. You'll find very little mention on this blog of my work for the federal government. At…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: October 09, 2009
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  • US Federal Government Cookie Policy Under Review

    CMS Wire: "Over the last few months, there has been a great deal of activity at the most senior levels of the US Government discussing the use of persistent cookies on federal agency web sites. If you are a Federal Web Manager or Web Analyst, you are painfully aware of the constraints on using cookies and the limitations it causes to a more accurate definition of unique visitor, and some of the more advanced segmentation features available in web analytics solutions." Complete Story

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: June 17, 2009
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  • WhiteHouse 2.0

    There has been a huge transformation this year at WhiteHouse.gov. Blogs, RSS feeds, and connections to social networking sites are being fully utilized at the President's website. Those of us that have worked in information technology positions for the federal government have experienced first hand just how slow bureaucracies can be in taking advantage of newer technologies. From my perspective, it is almost surreal to see references to Web 2.0 from a website for an office that once didn't…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted: May 02, 2009
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