5:18 pm, April 20, 2014

Cloud Computing News

Google, Onix withdrawal protest of Interior cloud email award

The two protestors said in court documents Interior has agreed to take steps to fix potential contracting issues. But the Justice Department disputed Google and Onix's claims saying no agreement has been reached. Interior hired Softchoice to provide Microsoft software for email and collaboration in the cloud almost a year ago.

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 06:57pm EDT

IT reforms moving to optimization stage

Nine months since OMB issued its 25-point plan to improve how agencies oversee technology, the tone is changing. Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy CIO, said the goal is to make sure agencies are using their people, money and other resources as best as possible. Agencies are finding some early success with the IT reforms, especially around acquisition.

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT

With email migration done, GSA turns to other cloud services

Agency CIO Casey Coleman said the move to Google's gmail went smoothly and is 99 percent complete. GSA recently hired another cloud service provider to host collaboration tools. Coleman said the agency now is looking at legacy business systems.
September 22, 2011

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 09:41pm EDT

NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It's called the "Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments," and it's been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 11:30am EDT

OPM moving out of IT status quo

Matt Perry is making wide-ranging effort to improve the Office of Personnel Management's technology infrastructure. This includes data storage and analytics to make processing HR information easier.
September 15, 2011

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 08:09pm EDT

What will next generation of office software, tools look like?

Greg Myers, Microsoft's vice president for federal sales, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the next generation of office tools.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 10:02am EDT

Using moblile apps to help your agency reach its goals

Host John Gilroy is joined by Kim Taylor, director of web services at the USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service and Kevin Paschuck, public sector vice president for RightNow Technologies. They will talk about a new app being used at FSIS.
September 13, 2011

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 09:00pm EDT

HP report: Security officers should focus on more than network perimeter

Tom Reilly, vice president and general manager of HP Security, said security officers should focus two things besides just the network perimeter, such as keeping a bead on data throughout the network and better monitoring user activity.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 10:18am EDT

Technology in the federal government

CISCO Senior Technical Manager John Carney and Senior Solutions Marketing Manager Tim Simon join host Bill Bransford to talk about the how to solve government's biggest technology issues.
September 9, 2011

Friday - 09/09/2011, 11:51pm EDT

Navy to take right risks to find IT savings

Department of Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen said business systems and infrastructure are two main areas to reduce the cost of the service's technology.
September 8, 2011

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 09:36pm EDT

Cloud computing could break up 'IT cartels'

Mark Forman, the first e-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget, is currently working on cloud- related programs at government Transaction Services, a firm he co-founded. He explains the extent of the "IT cartel" problem and how the cloud can help.

Wednesday - 09/07/2011, 04:31pm EDT

GSA's Davie offers cloud computing tips

Mary Davie, Assistant Commissioner at the Office of Integrated Technology Services at the General Services Administration, has some tips to help you successfully make that change.

Thursday - 09/01/2011, 05:04pm EDT

FTC overhauls its IT network

The Federal Trade Commission is using enterprise architecture make its technology backbone faster, more efficient and able to run mobile devices.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 03:22pm EDT

Cloud computing facing pushback

In the wake of recent high-profile hackings and leaks, federal managers are reconsidering a move to the cloud. Learn more in today's Cybersecurity Update.

Tuesday - 08/23/2011, 08:30am EDT

Software CEO: Virtualization can 'fund the future'

Paul Maritz, the CEO of software maker VMWare, spoke with the Federal Drive about how virtualization, which allows agencies to modernize and make IT programs more efficient, can quickly lead to savings.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:40am EDT

Two firms protest GSA's email cloud RFP

GAO will decide the complaints by Oct. 17. Both companies say GSA's request for proposal is unfair because of its requirement for a government-only cloud.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 03:55pm EDT

VA seeks secure cloud-based collaboration tools

The VA has issued a request for information for secure cloud-based collaboration tools to head off the use of less secure web-based applications, such as Google Docs.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:56am EDT

DISA tackles big IT vision with shrinking budget

The Defense Information Systems Agency is holding its annual conference in Baltimore this week. Enterprise technologies and standardization are key themes. DISA has told its public and private sector partners that it intends to do all of the above, even in a climate in which budgetary resources are declining.

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 10:28am EDT

Army cloud email a 'pathfinder' to enterprise services

The Army resumed its migration of users to its new cloud email system on Tuesday. Other enterprise services will follow behind it, including an enterprise version of Microsoft Sharepoint, which will mostly displace the Army Knowledge Online web portal, officials said.

Wednesday - 08/17/2011, 06:00am EDT


test test

Monday - 08/15/2011, 05:53pm EDT
  • 17