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By Sandra K. Johnson CEO, SKJ Visioneering, LLC Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals are drivers of innovation,creativity and invention. STEM disciplines are significant drivers of economies worldwide, and STEM careers are rewarding and fulfilling. The promise of STEM is therefore important for economies and individuals; however, in most countries around the world, we do not have STEM professionals that reflect the gender makeup of our population. As we celebrate Women's History Month, I share more information on the issue and potential solutions. I also profile women technology trailblazers who have made significant contributions to STEM and our global society. There are over 316 million people in the U.S.; 49.2 percent male and 50.8 percent female, according to the U.S. Census. While women currently hold more than 51.6 percent of al... (more)

Cloud Acquisition Strategy | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Cloud Acquisition Strategy, Customized to the Right Cloud Model By Melvin Greer Managing Director, Greer Institute This year has brought big news, significant changes and increased awareness of the adoption of cloud computing in Government. In fact cloud computing may be the biggest and most overhyped term in Government information technology today. It is also the most discussed topic in agency strategy, cyber security forums and mission / program reviews.  While lots of conversation has been devoted to technology and the benefits that government customers can derive from Cloud, i... (more)

Women Leading Us to the Cloud By @JodiKohut | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

By Jodi Kohut Government Cloud Computing Professional March is Women's History Month. As we celebrate women and their role in our history, our workplaces, and our homes, I thought it was important to bring to the forefront some of the strengths that might make them stand out as compelling agents of change in such a time as this in the IT industry. Recent research reveals that while women account for about one-half of the labor force, their numbers for employment in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields continues to lag behind men. There is much speculation as t... (more)

Privacy Is Gaining in Importance Across the Globe

Please join the Cloud Standards Customer Council in Reston, Virginia on Thursday, March 26th for the Cloud Privacy Summit. This all day symposium will stimulate lively, interactive discussion and deliver prescriptive guidance and recommendations. Registration is open to the public. Privacy is gaining in importance across the globe, often involving laws and regulations, relating to the acquisition, storage, and use of personally identifiable information (PII). Typically, privacy implies limitations on the use and accessibility of PII, with associated requirements to tag the data ... (more)

Bangladesh: A Country Transforms with IT | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Born out of a nine-month war of liberation in 1971, Bangladesh is a parliamentary democracy and a predominately Muslim country. After years of being a center for textile manufacturing, the country of 180 million is now on a mission to become a regional information technology powerhouse. Paralleling this focus, in February 2015 the government approved the National Information and Communication Technology policy, which seeks to establish clarity and accountability through the expansion of information and communication technology (ICT). This policy also aims at making Bangladesh a ... (more)