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Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government

The White House is looking for new ways to stay ahead of the technology curve. One consideration is to upgrade its smart phones from blackberries to Androids or other smartphones. But making the switch is not that easy. There are things to consider such as security issues, effectiveness, and cost. For perspective, Tom and Emily spoke with Shawn McCarthy research director at IDC Government on the Federal Drive. He explains why the White House is not switching from using the blackberry in the near future.

Tags: IDC Government , BlackBerry

Monday - 06/02/2014, 11:10am EDT
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Industry Chatter: Shawn McCarthy, IDC Government Insights

The popularity of big data is helping your agency earn more money for its information technology budget. IT spending across the federal government rose about half a billion dollars over the past two years. A third of the overall spending goes to the IT infrastructure that keeps the big data flowing. Shawn McCarthy, research director for IDC Government Insights, was Francis Rose's guest for Industry Chatter.

Tags: Industry Chatter , IDC Government Insights , IT infrastructure , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 03/27/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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Federal Drive Show Blog - December 26, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp , John Palguta , Russell Rumbaugh , Gerri Walsh , Joe Petrillo , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 12/26/2013, 10:02am EST

Federal Drive Show Blog - July 18, 2013

On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Tags: Federal Drive , Emily Kopp , Tom Temin , Jason Miller , Jared Serbu , Danielle Ivory ,

Thursday - 07/18/2013, 10:48am EDT

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 26, 2013

Kevin Brancato of Bloomberg Government talks about cuts Congress is facing from sequestration. Shawn McCarthy of IDC Government Insights discusses how much agencies are spending on cybersecurity. Attorney Debra Roth explains what rights employees have if they are singled out unfairly for furlough. Karen Heath of the USPS discusses how her office deciphers poor handwritten addresses. Peter Suber of the Harvard Open Access Project advocates for greater access to federally-funded research.

Tags: Kevin Brancato , Debra Roth , Karen Heath , Peter Suber , Harvard Open Access Project , USPS , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 09:05am EST

New cyber coordinator has hands full

Learn about the challenges facing Shawn McCarthy in Tuesday's cybersecurity update.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Tuesday - 01/19/2010, 03:33pm EST

IDC Insights offers insights on what 2010 will hold for government business

New report highlights predictions for government markets.

Tags: technology , IDC Insights , Bold Predictions , Business of Government

Monday - 01/11/2010, 04:26pm EST
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Some cloud services altering long-term federal IT

Shawn McCarthy is the research director at IDC Government Insights.

Tags: IDC Government Insights , cloud computing , technology , federal IT , In Depth

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 03:51pm EDT
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Analysis: Google FISMA claim fails letter of the law

The argument is over Google's Apps for Government. Google says they're FISMA certified. But Microsoft has released some court documents to refute that.

Tags: IDC Government Insights , Google , Microsoft , FISMA , technology , In Depth

Friday - 04/15/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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