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OMB teeing up financial, HR systems for the cloud

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said there are more than 1,000 of these back-office systems and moving them to private cloud providers could save billions. Several agencies, including Labor and EEOC, already have moved their financial systems to a private cloud. Kundra envisions an interagency effort similar to the one for email where agencies commit to using a governmentwide contract for these services.

Friday - 06/10/2011, 08:01am EDT
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NOAA moves to Google Apps

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the largest federal agency to select Google's email system

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 03:51pm EDT

GSA's Bhagowali to be Hawaii's CIO

After decades in federal government, Sonny Bhagowalia is moving to the state government to be the Aloha State's first full-time chief information officer.

Wednesday - 06/08/2011, 07:11am EDT

Embracing the cloud, with caution

Agencies might not be taking the cloud first policy to heart. Nathan Coutinho is an Enterprise, Server, Storage and Virtualization Solutions Manager at CDW

Friday - 06/03/2011, 06:51pm EDT
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Berkeley National Lab riding the cloud to more services

CIO Rosio Alvarez said she soon will release a RFP to move the lab's ERP system to the cloud. Berkeley already moved its email to the cloud.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:57pm EDT
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Agencies announce 78 cloud projects

The Federal CIO Council released Thursday a list of 78 cloud projects being completed by the 25 largest federal agencies. Starting in December 2010, each agency was required to identify three projects to move to the cloud within 18 months as part of the Obama administration's 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.

Sunday - 05/29/2011, 10:28pm EDT

Harris launches cyber integration center for cloud

Retired Air Force Major General Dale Meyerrose is the vice president and general manager of Cyber and Information Assurance for the Harris Corporation. He is here to tell us what a new facility can offer to your agency's cloud computing needs.

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:30pm EDT
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How your IT staff feels about cloud computing

Dmitry Kagansky, Chief Technologist of Federal for Quest Software Public Sector, addresses rumors about the cloud that are circling around your agency.

Monday - 05/23/2011, 03:34pm EDT
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VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 02:53pm EDT

DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:35am EDT

Census implementing virtualization-first policy

Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to [...]

Friday - 05/13/2011, 06:37pm EDT

GSA’s cloud services RFP released

The Fed Cloud Blog told you it was coming. Now, the General Services Administration has officially released its request for quotation for e-mail, office automation and electronic records management cloud services. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports the cloud contract has a ceiling of $2.5 billion over five years. The important dates to remember? Vendors [...]

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 05:36pm EDT

GSA issues RFP for three cloud services

The blanket purchase agreement could be worth $2.5 billion over five years. GSA wants vendors to bid on email-as-a-service, office automation and records management.

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:17am EDT
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Cloud lessons from OpenStack 2011

Have you heard of OpenStack? It’s an open source cloud computing project from NASA and a group of tech companies. According to the OpenStack website, “All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly [...]

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:44pm EDT

House committee strips funding for Army email cloud

A House committee cut funding for the project in the 2012 budget by 98 percent.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:38pm EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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10 ways the cloud can help your business, agency

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 [...]

Sunday - 05/01/2011, 08:42pm EDT
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