Blog

Top Encryption Strategies for Securing Your Sensitive Information in the Cloud

By: Mike Shields There are two types of applications: those that have moved to the cloud and those that have yet to move to the cloud. Bold claim? We don’t think so. The US Government created and began implementing the Cloud First policy in 2010, and software as a service, which has deep roots in…

Read More

Tips for Making Your Technology Contracts More Agile

By: Chuck Harris Introduction While serving in multiple roles in both the government and private sector, I developed a deep level of empathy and respect for contract and program management professionals. These experts consistently meet mission priorities while ensuring legal reliability, which is a delicate and difficult balance to strike. Anyone who has walked in…

Read More

Top Takeaways from the AFCEA LEAP Panel: Charting A Path Forward

By: Anna Patsel-Powell Pyramid Systems attended the 2019 AFCEA Law Enforcement and Public Safety (LEAPS) Technology Forum on May 15 to gain a better understanding of LEAPS missions and challenges. The morning panel on “Charting a Path Forward” brought together LEAPS CIOs and a Branch Chief from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of…

Read More

Cultivating a Comprehensive TDD Habit Builds Solutions That Last

By: Nicholas Bennett Test-Driven Development (TDD) statistics can’t be ignored! Projects on average have 40-80% fewer defects when TDD is applied – and those statistics are conservative. So why aren’t more organizations adopting this proven best practice? Maybe it is a lack of training or understanding of TDD or dedication to the practice as old…

Read More

Microsoft MVP Summit Takeaway

By: Leo Luis Each year around this time, Microsoft MVPs from around the world gather for an exclusive, invite-only, multi-day Microsoft MVP Summit. This year’s event was hosted in Bellevue at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. The MVP Global Summit featured an extensive agenda of in-depth technical discussions, feedback sessions, and networking opportunities with other…

Read More

Accelerating Cloud Adoption with Cloud Smart

By: Anna Patsel-Powel and Rajiv Kadayam During the emergence of the “cloud” in the late 2000s, the Federal government was grappling with information systems across agencies that were aging, slow, fragmented, not secure, and duplicative. Moving to the cloud had numerous benefits like greater agility and elastic scalability, better velocity, improved service delivery, and lower…

Read More

Getting to Know Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

By Leo Luis RPA is generating a lot of hype in federal spaces and not all of it is unfounded, so we hypothesize. According to the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), RPA implementation can provide companies with a “cost reduction of 35-65 percent for onshore process operations and 10-30 percent in offshore…

Read More

Pyramid Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Fairfax, VA – Pyramid Systems, Inc., is proud to announce that we have recently achieved the International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification for its Quality Management System. The standard improves Pyramid’s capabilities to deliver high quality services to current and future customers. “We are pleased to achieve this important certification,” stated Jeff Hwang, CEO and…

Read More

How to Know if CI/CD is Right for Your Government Organization

Continuous delivery has long been a cornerstone of agile development. As the federal government moves away from traditional waterfall to a more agile way of developing and delivering software, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) is emerging as a best practice. Is CI/CD right for your organization? What are some first steps to adopt CI/CD?…

Read More

Five Ways Government Agencies Can Foster Contractor Collaboration to Boost Results

While your government IT contractors may compete in the real world, when engaged at your agency, they must collaborate to ensure the success of their interdependent projects. Even better, when contractors unite behind your mission (not just their projects), their success can have a much larger impact. Here are five best practices for fostering collaboration…

Read More