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GCN : September 2015
BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ INDUSTRY INSIGHT FEATURES 18 New tools ahead for DOD’s global grid What DISA is doing to strengthen security and improve situational awareness BY WILLIAM E. WELSH 22 ‘Checkbook’ websites shine light on spending Sites that share spending data with the public can save time and money, but many states still have a long way to go BY JENNI BERGAL TECH IN CONTEXT 26 Why SDN matters To understand the potential of software-defined networking, it is important to know where it came from and what it can do BY MIKE YOUNKERS CASE STUDIES 28 Multistate database cuts duplicate benefits Hurricane Katrina prompted five states to pool their information to reduce fraud and abuse of disaster and food assistance BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ 30 County first reponders get mobile data system Maryland’s Frederick County installed laptops in fire and rescue vehicles to share real-time data and reduce voice radio traffic BY AMANDA ZIADEH HOW TO 31 10 steps to secure your print processes Multifunction printers are as vulnerable as computers, so agencies must incorporate them into information security plans BY CHRIS STRAMMIELLO GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 11 times a year, monthly except Dec by 1105 Media, Inc. , 9201 Oakdale Avenue, Ste. 101, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Periodicals postage paid at Chatsworth, CA 91311-9998 , and at additional mailing offices. Complimentary subscriptions are sent to qualifying subscribers. Annual subscription rates payable in U.S . funds for non- qualified subscribers are: U.S. $125.00, International $165.00. Subscription inquiries, back issue requests, and address changes: Mail to: GCN, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866, call (866) 293-3194, outside U.S. (847) 763-9560; fax (847) 763- 9564 or email GCNmag@1105service.com. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to GCN, P.O. Box 2166, Skokie, IL 60076-7866. Canada Publications Mail Agreement No: 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Circulation Dept. or XPO Returns: P.O . Box 201, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 4R5, Canada. INSIDE BRIEFING 6 GSA makes awards for long-awaited agile BPA 7 Iowa tests digital driver’s licenses 8 DHS outlines its biometric future 10 DARPA takes the sting out of DDoS attacks 11 The Army’s health platform embraces fitness-tracking COMMENTARY 12 CYBEREYE Dumb and dumber: Shadow BYOD 13 EMERGING TECH Augmented reality: Coming to a city near you 14 INDUSTRY INSIGHT How to wring every ounce of performance from data center storage 15 INDUSTRY INSIGHT How to minimize the impact from DDoS attacks 16 INDUSTRY INSIGHT 5 best practices for reducing risk in communication archives WISH LIST 34 Tech that we hope hits the public sector GCN SEPTEMBER 2015 • GCN.COM 3 0915gcn_003.indd 3 9/3/15 2:08 PM