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This week, host John Gilroy talks with Vince Menzione of Microsoft.
July 6, 2010
A Google engineer and noted bug-hunter has released details about a serious vulnerability in Windows XP. The flaw could leave a hole open for remote attack. Tavis Ormandy found the flaw in the Windows Help and Support Center, a Web-based feature for end-user technical support. The news comes just a month before the official retirement of Windows XP by Microsoft, meaning the company will issue no further security patches.
Grid Reliability clears the House, Botnet taken down by owner
June 15th at 10 AM
Companies that sell products to the Federal Government are always looking for ways to expand into more lucrative and higher margin service offerings. And service providers are often looking for product offerings to round out their business lines. Either way, it's easier said than done. However, on this week's Gov Con Straight Talk with Microsoft you'll hear from a panel of top executives who know what it takes to successfully grow products and services business lines to the Federal Government.
In speech after speech, officials talk about the need for government and industry to work together to solve cybersecurity challenges. But for the past five years, a government-industry partnership has actually been making good on the promise of collaboration in the cybersecurity arena.
According to Forester, desktop virtualization is no longer a trend; it's the future of the PC. The question now facing federal IT managers is no longer whether or not to virtualization, but which approach best accommodates both end-users' demands and IT's need for greater manageability and security. Federal agencies are already reaping the benefits of desktop virtualization, effectively delivering anytime, anywhere computing to an increasingly mobile and distant workforce. They're significantly reducing TCO, lowering energy consumption to sustain Green IT initiatives, creating a more agile infrastructure and opening the way for cloud computing. But for many the explosion of new virtualization technologies seems overwhelming. How do you make sense of the changing desktop landscape, and arrive at a solution that boosts workforce productivity while improving management efficiencies? Where do you get started?
NASA sidesteps flaws in FISMA, Microsoft to give feds early warning on security
Adopt real-world strategies to master and manage effectively areas of Contract Administration & Cash Flow Management Governance
Join us for this month's Gov Con Straight Talk where Microsoft will be joined by Dwayne Cook, Midatlantic Practice Leader, Tatum Partners and Mac McLauchlin, also a partner at Tatum specializing in International Management. The discussion will focus on how companies with government contracts need to adopt real-word strategies to master and manage effectively areas of Contract Administration and Cash Flow Management Governance. Panelists will touch upon the interest the Government has in offering contractors opportunities for financial rewards sufficient to stimulate effective contract performance, and to attract the best qualified small and large business concerns. Rules, however, need to be understood and implemented in order to achieve good contract performance, profitability and adequate cash flow levels.
MS Patch Tuesday preview, White House sees no cyberattack in Wall Street plunge
Governments the targets of a quarter of all cyberattacks, Microsoft retracts fix for Windows 2000 bug