Keith Bromley
Sr. Manager, Product Marketing at Ixia
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New Changes and Modernization for Government Agencies

September 26, 2018 by Keith Bromley

Advancements in technology are changing the way organizations interact with each other on a national and global scale. The rising threat and evolution of security vulnerabilities have led to enormous shifts in government policies, procedures, and defense strategies. As such, U.S. Federal agencies are responding to address new threats and secure the nation's technology infrastructure. Adapting to these changes is essential to avoid long-term and costly setbacks.

The bulk of the changes can be summarized as follows:

  • Increased focus on network security re-architecture and spending
  • Adoption of cloud technology, especially in response to Presidential Executive Order 13800
  • Use of Agile development processes to get solutions faster

The key objective is to prevent visibility and security issues without putting mission critical resources at risk. President Trump’s Executive Order mandates the use of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity to help combat the new threats. This is in addition to existing mandates like the use of encryption technology conforming to FIPS 140-2, the NIST Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, and the architecture of secure Internet points that follow the Trusted Internet Connection (TIC 3.0) recommendation.

For an in-depth analysis of these changes, read the whitepaper How Information Technology is Changing Government In the 21st Century or view this webinar. You can also download this ebook The Definitive Guide to Network Visibility Use Cases to get other examples of security and monitoring use cases.