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GPO using model to launch FDSys with a series of new projects

Chuck Riddle, the Government Printing Office's chief information officer, said he's focused on innovation around five areas. The agency is piloting several new technologies, including mobile apps and a virtual desktop.
May 3, 2012

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 08:30pm EDT
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Cybersecurity top concern for federal CIOs, survey finds

The report said cybersecurity contributed to some CIOs' reluctance to adopt mobility and cloud computing initiatives.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 01:18pm EDT

Technology no longer a barrier to telework, experts say

Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:21am EDT

Report: Cloud savings could total $12B

MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange has calculated that departments implementing cloud strategies now are saving about $5.5 billion, per their report, "Cloudy with a Chance of Savings."

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 08:14pm EDT

Managing federal data centers

ThunderCat Technology founder Tom Deierlien joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency with its data center consolidation.
May 1, 2012

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 12:31am EDT
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Interior email contract saga ends with Onix, Google winning

The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Report: Cyber dangers lurking in cloud providers

A British research firm has revealed a series of cybersecurity dangers lurking in commercial cloud computing service providers.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 09:02am EDT

NIST altering view of technology to focus on customers

CIO Del Brockett said he's taking a two-pronged approach to provide better service to employees and the public. He said innovation through pilots with the labs show the value of emerging technologies.
April 26, 2012

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:43pm EDT
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White House team tackles identity management in the cloud

A working group is developing common requirements for a federated cloud identity management shared service. NIH already showed how this could be done with its iTrust tools. The tiger team is expected to issue the common standards in the next few months.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:05am EDT
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Courts shouldn't plumb cloud computing complexities, expert says

Richard Falkenrath, a principal with the Chertoff Group, worries that agencies' information could be in jeopardy from overreaching court authority.

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:54am EDT
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Datapalooza, the Data Navigator, and more

Niall Brennan, director for Policy and the Data Analytics Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will talk about how to process large volumes of data.
April 17, 2012

Tuesday - 04/17/2012, 10:24pm EDT
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FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Agencies see potential of putting HR systems in cloud

VA will award a contract for human resources services to a private sector cloud provider later this year. GSA still is in the planning stages, while the Coast Guard is refreshing its HR system that has been in a private cloud since 2003. OMB listed HR systems as a possible function to move to a shared service provider in 2012.

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Cyber criminals target cloud-based payroll

Cyber criminals have targeted a cloud-based payroll service in Canada in an effort to steal authentication information, according to a new report in PC World.

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 08:33pm EDT

Adapting to changing technology

Appian Chief Technology Officer Mike Beckley talks about the business strategies that have helped his company grow.
April 10, 2012

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 10:33pm EDT
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IT executives see telework storm on the horizon

Forty-five percent of the IT executives polled in for the 2012-2013 Telework/Mobile IT Almanac expected to see an increase in part-time mobile workers over the next two years and 59 percent anticipated more regular teleworkers.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:07am EDT
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The current state of contracting

Host Mark Amtower talks about the big contracting issues with Northrup Grumman's Ed Swallow and Dan Mintz from PowerTek Corporation.
April 9, 2012(Encore presentation April 23, 2012)

Monday - 04/09/2012, 11:51pm EDT
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Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Military Health System must balance old, new health IT

Karen Guice, the acting CIO for the Military Health System, said her office is working the Veterans Affairs Department to ensure the transition to the new electronic health record from legacy systems is as seamless as possible. She said DoD and VA are working on a data taxonomy.
April 5, 2012(Encore presentation June 14, 2012)

Friday - 04/06/2012, 12:54am EDT
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FBI: Encryption key for cloud security

The FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services says local law enforcement needs to encrypt its data if it wants to join the cloud. The FBI said when information is encrypted from the start, police can have control of its cybersecurity on any cloud system, according to a post on InfoSecurity.

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 08:57pm EDT
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