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BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ INDUSTRY INSIGHT FEATURES 30 GIS comes of age Geographic information systems are growing up, and the range of government services they power might surprise you BY MATT ALDERTON 36 Can agile transform IT procurement? A variety of agencies are applying agile methods to contracting in an approach that seems tailor-made for IT services BY AMANDA ZIADEH 42 Open data dusts off the art world A Pittsburgh museum is using a suite of open-source tools to create an ongoing conversation about provenance BY SUZETTE LOHMEYER CASE STUDIES 45 NASA Ames smooths its cloud migration A hybrid solution gave NASA’s Ames Research Center the storage it needed — plus speedy response times and encryption BY STEPHANIE KANOWITZ 47 LA geohub: A model for ‘datafying’ communities A Los Angeles portal goes beyond offering location-based data by allowing city employees and the public to build and share apps BY PATRICK MARSHALL GCN (ISSN 0738-4300) is published 6 times a year, Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, and Oct/Nov 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. Complimentar y 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@1105ser vice.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 Identity search engine speeds biometric checks in war zones 7 Startup offers city websites as a service, and DHS puts 275 GIS- based datasets online 8 3-D printing on the fly, and a look at data center outages in 2015 COMMENTARY 10 CYBEREYE Could SDx be the new model for IT security? 12 EMERGING TECH Satellite image analysis scales with deep learning and crowdsourcing 29 INDUSTRY INSIGHT 5 principles to ensure the Cybersecurity National Action Plan’s success WISH LIST 50 Tech that we hope hits the public sector GCN MARCH/APRIL 2016 • GCN.COM 3 Innovation in government Today ’s cloud solutions provide agencies with new and innovative ways to manage their operations and deliver vital services. CUSTOM CONTENT: PRESENTED BY CARAHSOFT Learnmoreatcarahsoft . c om/ i nnovat i on . I NN OVAT I ON IN GOVERNMENT SPONSOREDCONTENT GOVERNMENT TRANSITION TO THE CLOUD Today’s cloudsolutions provideagencies with newandinnovative waystomanage theiroperationsanddeliver vitalservices. 2 Next-Gen C l oudToo l s 4 IT“Asa Serv i ce” 6 AMature C l oud Strategy 8 Modern Serv i ces De li very 10 AnAg il e Enterpr i se 12 D i g i ta l Government 14 TheRea l Powerof C l oud 16 One-on-One w i thDoT CIO MAKINGTHETRANSITIONTO: 0416gcn_003.indd 3 3/3/16 9:46 AM
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