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[the index] optional art here, if available Inside Departments 7 BIG DATA How video analytics helped piece together Boston bombing. 8 SOCIAL MEDIA IT goes social to help agencies boost recruiting. 9 CLOUD Free cloud storage is tempting, but is the price too high? 11 APP DEV Portal promotes collaborative approach to public safety apps. 12 ANALYTICS Police tap layman-friendly tool for tracking gang activity. Commentary 14 CYBEREYE Is the next big cyber threat lurking in government systems? 15 INTERNAUT Are you ready for DDOS attacks with a lethal kick? 34 EMERGING TECH Smart phone satellites: a new era in space communications. Features 18 GOVERNMENT GAMING Gaming tech moves into government IT shops Military and civilian agencies are taking up games as a serious training and teaching tool. 24 WIRELESS BROADBAND How to build a nationwide LTE public safety net FirstNet would be the largest telecom project in U.S. history. 28 GEOSPATIAL IT Agencies look to cloud to map disaster response NGA wants to build a cloud system to speed data-sharing during global catastrophes. 30 COMPLIANCE TOOLS The cure for university's health records Monitoring tool provides a window across multiple devices at multiple locations and helps answer the question, 'How are we doing on compliance?' 5 agency IT processes crying out for automation CIOs are not shy about lauding their agency's plans to enter the cloud or launch "X-as-a-service." But let's not forget what makes these innovations possible --- the federal systems administrators (sysadmins) slogging away in the agency data center. What sysadmins need is a little help, specifically in the form of IT process automation. So what are these processes that can be automated? 1. Patching. Automated patching can go a long way toward helping agency IT professionals regain time lost to a tedious manual process. 2. Server Performance Monitoring. Sysadmins need to stay ahead of network health ... but that means constantly checking stats, resource usage and so on. Instead, federal sysadmins need to implement an automated server monitoring solution. 3. Licensing Compliance. Much like server performance management, automating licensing compliance eliminates the stress of getting a data call from a higher-up. 4. On-Call Scheduling. Centralizing and automating on-call schedules not only saves sysadmins time, it also cuts down on response time when it comes to handling network outages. 5. Server Reboots. Adding an auto- mate process that reboot specific servers saves time and headaches from missed manual boots. --- Sanjay Castelino GCN MAY 2013 • GCN.COM 3 18 MAY 2013