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Cloud computing is one of the major issues being discussed in the federal IT community. Just last week, federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra announced the progress various agencies are making in an effort to hit the administration‚"ôs cloud-first goals. Some agencies are moving faster than others, including the General Services Administration, which plans to [...]
The Defense Department is creating identity and access management tools as an enterprise service across the department. One possible way ahead, leaders say, is a single authoritative digital identity system the Defense Information Systems Agency created to support the Army's move to enterprise email.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra expects the General Services Administration to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It’s part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports. Kundra said Wednesday there are $20 billion in systems across the [...]
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.
The recent crash of Amazon's cloud computing services has left a dark spot in the minds of some feds and contractors.
Here‚"ôs a fun, ‚"úlittle‚"Ě cloud computing nugget to digest this lovely Monday afternoon. In its latest report, Forrester Research estimates the global cloud computing market will grow to $241 billion by the year 2020. That‚"ôs up from $40.7 billion in 2011. According to the executive summary, the report ‚"úforecast[s] shifts in the usage patterns of [...]
The Fed Cloud Blog told you earlier this week about a recent survey of federal IT professionals by InformationWeek. The survey showed 58 percent of respondents are either already using cloud computing or plan to be using it within the next 12 months. Federal News Radio wanted some more information on the survey, so we [...]
George Washington University Professor Ernest Forman will explain the historical applications of decision science, and how it can be used today.
April 19, 2011
The administration plans on cutting 100 data centers this year and 700 more by 2015. Bob Otto of Agilex Technologies says this is an attainable goal and offers tips for agencies in the process.
The Obama administration's "cloud-first" policy is causing some headaches for IT pros in the federal government, says John Foley, editor of InformationWeek Government.
29 percent of federal IT professionals are currently using cloud computing and another 29 percent plan to be using it within the next 12 months, according to the latest survey from InformationWeek Government and InformationWeek Analytics. InformationWeek surveyed 137 federal IT pros for the survey. Some of the other major findings in the survey: 21 [...]
Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud Agencies are on track with their cloud computing strategies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told those in attendance at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop that all agencies have identified the three systems they will move to the cloud as part of the administration‚"ôs cloud-first [...]
The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.
When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]
Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason [...]
The Justice Department and NARA are paying close attention to GSA, USDA and others in how they implement email and data storage on private sector clouds. Agencies should address potential data storage, collection and access issues during the development of the solicitation.
Microsoft makes court documents public as part of battle to provide cloud services to the Interior Department. Google contends its Google Apps for Government offers more security than FISMA requires.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.
It’s the debate going on in many government offices and private companies. Should you go with a public or private cloud? Which is better for your organization? 76 percent of IT decision makers in a recent Info-Tech survey say they are looking initially at private cloud options for their first go in the new arena. [...]
70 percent of data center managers say they are already using or plan to use cloud computing, according to a survey by AFCOM. Of that 70 percent, 36.6 percent of respondents are already using the cloud. That‚"ôs up from 14.9 percent of managers surveyed in 2010. However, another 28 percent tell AFCOM they have no [...]