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How to Make Accessibility Part of Workplace Culture

Innovation starts with culture. Accessibility is a part of innovation and culture. Accessibility simply means that goods and services are attainable for all. Accessibility is the key to a normal life and work experience for those with disabilities. Accessibility is the cornerstone for diversity, inclusion, and profitability. Accessibility is also a legal necessity – not… Continue Reading How to Make Accessibility Part of Workplace Culture

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4 Steps for Implementing Continuous ATO: A Guide for Achieving Success with Innovation

As federal clients continue to wrestle with inherent challenges in traditional waterfall development — lengthy delivery, inflexibility, backlogged security elements, and limited opportunities for further automation — more agencies are turning towards embracing DevSecOps development. In particular, cybersecurity can and should evolve toward continuous risk management framework (RMF) delivery such as continuous authority to operate… Continue Reading 4 Steps for Implementing Continuous ATO: A Guide for Achieving Success with Innovation

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How Achieving Continuous ATO Can Elevate the Production Environment

Authority to Operate (ATO) is an essential part of the Risk Management Framework, which is necessary to: Certify that a system’s hardware, software, and connections are well established Justify the software has clear purpose or use for the organization, and that the benefits of adopting the system outweigh the risks. Traditionally, as shown in “How… Continue Reading How Achieving Continuous ATO Can Elevate the Production Environment

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How Manual ATO Processes Can Limit Digitization and Innovation

Government operations require tight security protocols. While these protocols protect agencies from malicious attacks and poorly performing products, they delay new software systems from reaching the production environment. This can lead to employee frustration, wasted investments on unapproved software, and more. Traditional ATO Processes (and Their Pitfalls) ATO is an essential part of the Risk… Continue Reading How Manual ATO Processes Can Limit Digitization and Innovation

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How NLP Analysis of Workforce Engagement Surveys Can Boost HR Strategy

Many organizations struggle with having a full and “on time” understanding of their workforce engagement and needs. Without this understanding, organizations risk losing high-performing personnel, hiring the wrong people, fostering toxic workplace dynamics, and underperforming. Luckily, many government organizations’ human resources (HR) offices issue workforce engagement surveys, wherein a large portion of the organizations’ employees… Continue Reading How NLP Analysis of Workforce Engagement Surveys Can Boost HR Strategy

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IT Concepts Prepares for Digital Twin Transformation

Recent years have been transformative for the IT industry, as technology infuses the foundational and practical processes of applying automation, analytics, and artificial intelligence to support organizations to standardize, optimize and innovate. At IT Concepts (ITC), we have the privilege of working with customers who are incorporating cutting-edge technologies like AI and RPA automation into their workflow, improving the way they conduct business.   One area of technological innovation we’ve recently seen… Continue Reading IT Concepts Prepares for Digital Twin Transformation

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IT Concepts’ Government-wide, Multiple Award IDIQ Contract Portfolio; and a Discussion on BIC Designations and Category Management

In a Government-wide Multiple Award IDIQ contract vehicle, a vehicle is created for use across the Government, with an intended use of purchasing goods or services to support the procuring customer’s mission while reducing costs and streamlining administrative requirements. The Government takes advantage of streamlining defined acquisition and administrative requirements, as well as benefiting from… Continue Reading IT Concepts’ Government-wide, Multiple Award IDIQ Contract Portfolio; and a Discussion on BIC Designations and Category Management

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Is the World Ready for Digital Currencies?

The world has already accepted many of the concepts behind digital currencies although not in widespread general use beyond simple transactions. While large challenges exist for the commercial and financial sectors, full acceptance and integration into the world economy is inevitable.  While Bitcoin began essentially as a “protest” and was founded as a way to… Continue Reading Is the World Ready for Digital Currencies?

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