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Cloud Computing News

USAcess and SmartBuy programs

Larry Hale, director of GSA's Center for Strategic Solutions and Security Services, will talk about some of the agency's most important programs and initiatives.
August 28, 2012

Tuesday - 08/28/2012, 11:16pm EDT
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Derecho strikes GSA right in the cloud

The thunderstorm in June knocked out GSA's connection, threatening some of the agency's core operations. GSA's chief information officer Casey Coleman said agencies should consider enlisting secondary Internet access providers to ensure connectivity during emergencies.

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:22am EDT
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DoD email migration setting stage for future enterprise systems

This week the Army exceeded 500,000 users on its enterprise email network. The migration of potentially 3.7 million users to the network should be completed by March 2013. The Defense Department's move to a single, cloud-based system run by the Defense Information Systems Agency sets the stage for other enterprise-wide systems, said John Hale, DISA's chief of enterprise applications, in an interview with Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu and Jason Miller.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 02:11pm EDT
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Half a million using DoD enterprise email system

The Army chief information officer said the military service was well on its way to completely migrating to the cloud-based email by March.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:03am EDT

IT budget facing 10 percent cut, would shrink to 8-year low

OMB issued fiscal 2014 technology project guidance detailing the steps agencies should take to reduce spending across six areas. Agencies also must tell OMB how it would reinvest the savings into new or innovative projects.

Friday - 08/17/2012, 05:33pm EDT
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Moving to the cloud

Brocade's Vice President of Federal Anthony Robbins discusses moving from a traditional capital expenditure (CapEx) method to one based on operational expenses (OpEx) when it comes to cloud computing.
Aug. 14, 2012

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 02:43pm EDT
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Flynn starts 'dream job' as new DIA director

New director of the Defense Intelligence Agency challenges his workers to better serve their customers both military and private sector by being more responsive, timely and relevant.

Tuesday - 08/14/2012, 11:41am EDT

IT managers moving to cloud despite skepticism

Most IT managers are moving data to the cloud, but 40 percent of them believe doing that will weaken security of that data.

Friday - 08/10/2012, 09:50am EDT

Taskforce extends deadline for ideas on cloud ID management

The goal is for federal websites to accept third- party ID management credentials. The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange (FCCX) Tiger Team wants to know more about existing commercial products and services that can help.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:38am EDT
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Q&A with ITS's Kevin Page

Kevin Youel Page, deputy commissioner for the Office of Integrated Technology Services, will talk about the agency's goals and initiatives.
August 7, 2012

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 12:12am EDT
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Cyber acquisitions, the internet tax debate, and the R&D tax credit

On this week's Bloomberg Government Capital Impact show, analysts will discuss which cybersecurity companies are being targeted for mergers and acquisitions. Plus, what's next in the internet tax debate and how are companies benefiting from the R&D tax credit.
August 2, 2012

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 07:00pm EDT
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GSA seeks input on ID management in the cloud

The General Services Administration will hold a vendor day Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. The concept of identity management in the cloud builds on the efforts included in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

Monday - 07/30/2012, 05:05pm EDT

Information security

Dusty Wince, CEO of Knowledge Consulting Group will explain how his company can help your agency or business move securely to the cloud.
July 24, 2012

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 11:22pm EDT
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DoD needs to consolidate data centers to become more efficient

A Congressional Research Service report found DoD accounts for 63 percent of energy consumption in the U.S. The White House's move to consolidate data centers could save at least $3 billion by 2015.

Friday - 07/20/2012, 06:01am EDT

Perakslis moves FDA toward IT innovation, efficiencies

The CIO said he's using an agile approach to keep large programs on track and looking to the cloud to improve the agency's business processes.
Jul 19, 2012(Encore presentation August 27, 2012)

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 01:35pm EDT
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GSA considering a broker approach for the cloud

The General Services Administration focuses on the potential of a broker to negotiate between providers and consumers regarding cloud computing services in its Request for Information, released Tuesday. While today's RFI includes a variety of specific questions, GSA also remains open to other types of suggestion from industry.

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 08:32pm EDT

DoD releases cloud computing strategy

The Defense Department has released its first strategy for cloud computing. The plan calls for a departmentwide cloud architecture, but it will be delivered by multiple cloud providers. The Defense Information Systems Agency will serve as DoD's cloud broker. It'll be in charge of continuing to develop DoD's private cloud, but coordinate the delivery of cloud services provided by commercial companies. DoD also plans to lean heavily on the new FedRAMP program, the federal government's new process for certifying that commercial cloud products are secure.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 12:23pm EDT

7 agencies make progress on implementing 'cloud first,' GAO says

The Government Accountability Office assessed the performance of seven federal agencies in migrating some of their services to the cloud as required by the Office of Management and Budget. Five of the seven agencies succeeded in meeting OMB's requirements and the other two are expected to be compliant by year's end.

Friday - 07/13/2012, 06:42am EDT

New strategy establishes DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment

The Defense Department has laid out an ambitious cloud computing strategy that includes building up and transitioning to an DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment as well leveraging a broad range of commercial services. DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai released the four-step strategy Wednesday. The strategy includes steps for winnowing down the number of data centers to a few "core" elements as well as phasing out dedicated infrastructures in favor of shareable, virtualized ones.

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 09:58pm EDT

EPA wants to move mostly to the cloud by 2015

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to move most of its IT enterprise to a cloud environment. The EPA's national computing center is in the process of building a secure hybrid cloud, and it's just awarded a three-year, $15 million contract to build hosting and virtualization services. The award was made under the General Services Administration's Infrastructure as a Service blanket purchase agreement. EPA wants to move 80 percent of its computing environment to the cloud by 2015.

Friday - 07/06/2012, 01:42pm EDT
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