Tech News Roundup March 11

The following are some of the hot topics we are tracking in the technology ecosystem:  Technology Ticker Hunting What’s Next in High Tech FBI vs. Apple: Far Too Important to Be Left to Judges – Newsweek Steve Ballmer no longer badmouths Linux but makes no apologies for calling it a ‘cancer’ #AppleVsFBI – #FBIVsApple – […]

Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud

Hortonworks’ Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.  This new feature will allow dynamic provisioning of HDP clusters on the Google Cloud Platform, providing scalability for enterprise-wide solutions employing HDP, as well as providing a means for rapidly setting up prototyping and development environments.  Part of the solution utilizes Apache’s […]

Will The Crash of Forge.mil Motivate A Move To The More Functional GitHub?

Forge.mil provides some very important functionality that developers in the DoD ecosystem need and more importantly allow the technology leadership of DoD to ensure more appropriate influence over enterprise software projects. But it has been criticized by many in the community for not being as fully functional as GitHub. GitHub has achieved tremendous success in […]

NGA Continues To Engage With Open Source Community Via GitHub

We previously wrote about NGA on GitHub here and have also provided a few tutorials on GitHub and what enterprise professionals should know about it here. With this post I would like to provide an update on what NGA is up to now in this area. The main GitHub page for NGA is at: National Geospatial-Intelligence […]

Request Your Invite to the 20 May 2014 Andreessen Horowitz Fed Forum in DC

Tim Dombrowski, partner at the highly renowned VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, has just provided us with an update on their 20 May 2014 technology and government event. Tim writes that: We have a great lineup of speakers that have recently confirmed including Marc Andreessen, General Keith Alexander, Ash Carter, Adrian Fenty, Gabe Klein, Gus Hunt, Benedict Evans, Dr. Andy […]

What The Enterprise IT Professional Needs To Know About Git and GitHub

GitHub is so hot right now I know you have heard of it and you may even have your own account there. But we are finding GitHub to be of use in ways far more than we expected it to be and think it may disrupt (in a good way) many business processes that it […]