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Army awards $250M data center contract

The service hires eight vendors to provide private cloud computing services.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 03:56pm EST

Industry Chatter: Cisco's Dan Kent on cloud models for federal agencies

Dan Kent, the chief technology officer for Cisco Systems' Federal Organization, joined Industry Chatter to discuss the uses and limits of cloud computing, and its various models, at federal agencies.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 05:34pm EST
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NOAA completes agency-wide move to the cloud

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has moved its 25,000 employees, contractors and associates to Google Apps for Government's cloud-based email service.

Thursday - 01/05/2012, 09:51am EST

Pentagon Solutions: NDU iCollege team on getting beyond checklist approach to cyber

Prof. Gilliam Duvall, Dr. John Saunders and Dr. John Hurley of the National Defense University joined Pentagon Solutions with Francis Rose to discuss a cybersecurity workshop they hosted that focused on identifying and combating cyber threats.

Wednesday - 01/04/2012, 05:40pm EST
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What's new at Unisys?

Steve Vinsik, vice president and partner, Global Security Solutions for Unisys Corporation, joins host John Gilroy to talk about biometrics, border protection, air cargo, and telework.
January 3, 2012

Tuesday - 01/03/2012, 09:05pm EST
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Army works to build and maintain intel capabilities in cloud

The Army says it's learned a lot about how to put intelligence capabilities directly into the hands of soldiers. The next challenge is to maintain the momentum for development of those capabilities once troops are out of combat.

Monday - 12/26/2011, 07:41pm EST
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Carpathia Government Solutions' Michael Fox on cloud market

Michael Fox, director of Carpathia Government Solutions at Carpathia Hosting, joined Industry Chatter for a discussion about issues facing the IT contracting world.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 09:21pm EST
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An IT, acquisition review/preview

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller offers his top stories of 2011 and predictions for 2012.

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 04:43pm EST
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GSA to tighten oversight of conflict-of-interest rules for FedRAMP

Under the cloud security requirements, vendors who want to be third party assessment organizations and cloud service providers must prove they have walled-off the two parts of their company. GSA released details Dec. 8 and held an industry day Dec. 16 for vendors who want to be third-party assessers. GSA expects to release the FedRAMP security controls early in 2012.

Tuesday - 12/20/2011, 11:03pm EST
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VanRoekel's 2012 IT goals: Crawl, walk, run

"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington. He said agencies would have to do "more with less," but he wanted to emphasize the "more."

Friday - 12/16/2011, 06:57pm EST
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Prioritization software: What is it and how does it work?

Dan Saaty of Decision Lens joins host John Gilroy to discuss how prioritization software can help your agency.
December 13, 2011(Encore presentation December 27, 2011)

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 10:38pm EST
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Cyber test gives Army Corps faith in system resilience

The DoD Cyber Command poked and prodded the Army Corps' Los Angeles district's network during a recent Command Cyber Readiness Inspection. Army Corps of Engineers CIO Bob Kazimer said the analysis will give the rest of the agency lessons learned to improve cybersecurity across the Corps.
December 15, 2011

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 09:07pm EST
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Congress throws up roadblock to Army enterprise email

House and Senate negotiators who hammered out an agreement for the 2012 defense authorization bill added language that puts the brakes on the Army's transition to an enterprise email effort. The language adds several requirements the Army and DoD must meet before moving forward with the project.

Tuesday - 12/13/2011, 03:28pm EST

What does finalized FedRAMP plan mean for industry?

Jennifer Kerber, the vice president of homeland security at TechAmerica, an industry group representing technology contractors, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the finalized FedRAMP and what it means for industry.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:11pm EST
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New model aims to solve conundrum of cloud savings

Hardish Nandra, a partner at CSC, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how exactly to calculate cloud computing costs.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 06:28pm EST
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How handheld devices are driving innovation at federal agencies

The high-profile issues of mobility and cloud computing are interconnected and reflect a shifting landscape not only at federal agencies but on a much wider scale, said EmeSec founder and CEO Maria Horton in an interview on Industry Chatter with Francis Rose.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:52pm EST
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New FedRAMP standards first step to secure cloud computing

OMB sets a six-month deadline for initial capabilities to be ready. Along with the cloud security standards and process, the administration highlighted other accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of the 25-point IT Reform plan. The White House said a new draft shared services strategy will focus on commodity IT services.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Savannah River making up for lost IT time

Phil Cirrulli, the chief information officer for the managing and operations contractor for the site, is improving the national lab's infrastructure to support widespread wireless access. He also is shutting down legacy mainframe systems after implementing a new ERP system.
December 1, 2011

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 10:31pm EST
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Education wants to put financial management in the cloud

The agency has released an RFI asking for infrastructure and platform-as-a-service options.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 04:21pm EST

How will Twitter, social media play into new record-keeping policy?

How exactly does an agency store a tweet? And how do agencies know when the latest 140-character mini-message rises to the level of a permanently valuable historical record? A new Presidential memo tasks the National Archives and Records Administration with answer these social-media stumpers.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 02:46pm EST
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