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Advisory board: DoD CIO needs more clout for cloud

The Defense Department chief information officer needs more clout when it comes to implementing cloud computing, according to an advisory committee consisting of industry executives.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 10:31am EST
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NOAA leans on the lessons of others to move to cloud

The agency moved 25,000 employees to Google apps for email and collaboration in the cloud. CIO Joe Klimavicz said GSA's experience was crucial in making their transition go on time and on budget.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:35pm EST
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DISA seeks unity from services in enterprise IT

Tony Montemarano, the director of strategic planning and information at DISA, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss DISA's efforts in enterprise IT.

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 06:01pm EST
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DHS's Spires defining future state of HR technology

Richard Spires said the Homeland Security Department has more than 130 human resources systems and that's too many. He said an intra agency group recently completed a segment architecture of HR technology to figure out where they can consolidate systems and find savings.
January 26, 2012

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 11:38pm EST
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Accelera Solutions' Joe Brown on virtualization

Joe Brown, president and co-founder of Accelera Solutions, an IT contracting company focused on virtualization, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 04:54pm EST
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Agencies responsible for security in public cloud, NIST says

New guidance puts the onus on your agency to secure its presence in the public cloud.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:49am EST

DISA using cloud to further cyber defenses

The Defense Information Systems Agency created a Defense-wide directory of email addresses in support of their enterprise email system. But the real value in the listing of every military and civilian employee, contractor and retiree email address may be in securing information in a new way through the use of access based identity management. NIST is testing how to best use secure identity cards in the cloud.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 05:21am EST
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NIST cloud guidance puts emphasis on user security

New guidance on public cloud computing puts the emphasis on the consumer in protecting privacy and security.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 07:34pm EST

GSA hires CGI to take Data.gov, USA.gov, others to the cloud

Under the five-year, $20.7 million contract, CGI will provide public-cloud hosting and transition services.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 02:36pm EST

VanRoekel helping Congress grasp benefits of cloud

The federal CIO said he's not concerned that the administration's cloud initiative will fall victim to the same types of roadblocks lawmakers set out for e-government seven years ago. VanRoekel said members of Congress need data on the value cloud computing brings. He also said vendor management organizations and mobile computing are among his short term priorities.

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 09:05pm EST
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DISA pushes efficiency, security virtues of DoD private cloud

DoD dollars are coming down, and cyber threats are rising. The Defense Information Systems Agency says the enterprise services it's trying to build for the entire military are one answer to both problems.

Wednesday - 01/18/2012, 05:24am EST
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Moving to the cloud

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with David Blankenhorn, the chief cloud technologist at DLT Solutions.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 10:21pm EST
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Can commercial satellite services help your agency?

Kay Sears, president of Intelsat General Corporation, will talk about how the federal communications marketplace is changing.
January 17, 2012

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 06:15pm EST
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CIOs influence growing around mission, budget, survey finds

More than half of the CIOs and deputy CIOs who responded to an exclusive online Federal News Radio survey about their 2012 priorities said the recent Office of Management and Budget memo giving them oversight over commodity IT spending either will improve how they manage IT spending or codifies their existing authorities. More than two-thirds of the respondents said their agency's senior decision-makers value their input and 80 percent said those same leaders understand the value information technology brings to the mission.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 04:24pm EST
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Gen. Alexander: DoD networks 'not defensible'

Gen. Keith Alexander, head of both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, says defense networks are not defensible from cyber attacks. His plan for getting back on track includes consolidating the number of networks and data centers and moving toward cloud computing.

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 03:58pm EST

Former Federal CIO Kundra joins Salesforce.com

After spending four months as a fellow at Harvard, Vivek Kundra becomes the executive vice president for emerging markets at the cloud computing services company.

Monday - 01/16/2012, 11:02am EST

How a power outage led to the Coast Guard Academy's cloud migration

Lt. Jason Warren, the branch chief of hardware and software systems at the Coast Guard Academy, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the academy's cloud email transition. It all started with a power outage, he said.

Thursday - 01/12/2012, 05:21pm EST
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Managed broadband services

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with Tony Bardo, assitant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes.
January 10, 2012

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 11:46pm EST
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Cloud computing an HR concern

Patricia Sigmon, founder and president of technology firm LPS Consulting, joined In Depth with Francis Rose for a discussion of hiring cloud-thinking professionals.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 08:49pm EST
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FedRAMP includes 168 security controls

The Joint Authorization Board releases specific requirements around each of the security controls for FedRAMP for systems needing low and moderate security levels. GSA and IAC will hold an industry day Wednesday.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 06:10pm EST
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