Federal portfolio management

Federal portfolio management is the process of developing, maintaining, and tracking a portfolio of investments in federal government programs, projects, and initiatives. The goal of federal portfolio management is to optimize the performance of the portfolio by aligning investments with strategic goals, maximizing return on investment, and minimizing risk. The portfolio management process begins with … Read more

National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP)

The National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP) is a comprehensive, all-hazards plan that provides guidance on how governmental, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations will work together to communicate before, during, and after incidents. The NECP establishes a framework for coordinated, effective, and efficient communications among all levels of government and non-governmental organizations. The NECP was created in … Read more

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, and supporting global net-centric solutions that enable increased situational awareness, decision-making, and collaborative execution for warfighters, national leaders, and other members of the extended national security community. DISA provides, operates, and maintains global net-centric solutions that … Read more

Space Launch System (SLS)

The Space Launch System (SLS) is a proposed American space shuttle replacement and heavy-lift launch vehicle. The project is currently under development by NASA. Designed to be flexible and evolvable, SLS will enable NASA to meet its goals for human exploration of deep space, including a manned mission to Mars within 25 years. The SLS … Read more

Identity Ecosystem

An identity ecosystem is a digital environment consisting of identity providers, service providers, and other entities that enable users to obtain and use digital identities in a secure, interoperable manner. The term is often used in the context of the U.S. National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), which envisions a future in which … Read more

Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI cloud)

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud is a cloud computing platform that is being developed by the United States Department of Defense (DoD). The JEDI cloud is intended to provide the DoD with a secure, scalable, and reliable cloud computing platform that can be used to support a variety of mission-critical applications and workloads. … Read more

Common Service Center (CSC)

The Common Services Centers (CSC) scheme is an initiative of the Government of India to provide e-governance services to rural citizens of India. The scheme was launched in 2006 with the aim of providing basic services like birth and death certificates, utility bill payments, and school admissions to rural citizens. The scheme has since been … Read more

Freedom of Information Act

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a U.S. federal law that gives the public the right to request information from the government. The law was passed in 1966 and gives people the right to access information that is not considered classified or sensitive. FOIA requests can be made by anyone, and the government is … Read more

FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program)

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP is designed to help agencies reduce duplication of effort, enhance security, and save money. FedRAMP was created in response to a White House directive to … Read more

Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

The Large Hadron Collider is a particle accelerator that is used by physicists to study the smallest known particles – the fundamental building blocks of all things in the universe. The LHC is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It is located in a 27-kilometer (17-mile) tunnel beneath the France-Switzerland border near Geneva, … Read more