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DoD to bring services under its IT strategy umbrella

Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find savings from IT Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO said at the annual Executive Leadership Conference. In the coming weeks, Defense CIO Teri Takai will issue a memo detailing a new strategy for bringing existing consolidation and standardization efforts together. The budget pressures have helped push the department out in front of emerging cyber and mobile technologies.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:33am EDT

Coleman: Mobility made GSA HQ move possible

Fresh off its cloud email transition, Coleman said GSA has taken an agencywide — not just a project- wide— perspective on return on investment for its mobility initiatives.

Monday - 10/24/2011, 11:43am EDT
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DoD hammering out cyber rules of cyberspace

The Joint Staff is reviewing the doctrine, which should define when the military can go on the cyber offensive. Once it is approved, Cyber Command will put out guidance and tailor its training accordingly.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:28pm EDT

Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Agencies overcoming cloud security fears

CIOs and other federal IT experts say cloud computing security isn't much different than other protecting other technology systems. The chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus Hunt, said the cloud's elasticity makes it harder for hackers to attack.

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:04am EDT
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Industry group warns of bleakest IT budget in 17 years

The government's IT budget hasn't been squeezed this hard since Forrest Gump was on the big screen in 1994. In the next five years, agencies will focus their spending on mission-critical technology. They're also finding ways to save money though nontraditional contracts and IT consolidation, a survey by the industry group TechAmerica Foundation found.

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:14am EDT
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GAO upholds two of three email-as-a-service protests

Two vendors found success in the claim that GSA was unfair in requiring data centers to be housed only in Trade Agreements Act designated countries. GAO also said GSA was ambiguous in its security requirements for cloud data centers. But the vendors lost on their protest of GSA's requirement for a "government-only" cloud.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:51pm EDT

What does the future federal workforce look like?

Executives from Deloitte Consulting LLP explain the company's vision for the future of the federal workforce, sharing details from their Fed Cloud plan.

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:27pm EDT
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Shifts in the information technology market

Host Roger Waldron is joined by Ed O'Hare, senior vice president, Technology Business Sector, at Koniag Development Corporation.
October 11, 2011

Tuesday - 10/11/2011, 07:35pm EDT
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Administration assures Congress of aggressive cloud launch

David McClure, the associate administrator for GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity that cloud security problems are no worse than any other IT risks.

Monday - 10/10/2011, 11:37am EDT

Lawmakers concerned about cloud security pitfalls

During a cybersecurity subcommittee hearing, lawmakers expressed concern about control of agency data, data portability, and whether cloud vendors will be targeted by cybercriminals.

Friday - 10/07/2011, 01:06pm EDT

What does a cloud-based workforce look like?

Imagine the future federal workforce consisting of a group of "free agents" — feds who were ready at a moment's notice to help across government agencies on special projects.

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 05:57pm EDT
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DHS picks CGI to provide cloud Web services

The $1.8 million dollar deal is the first under GSA's governmentwide infrastructure-as-a-service contract.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:15pm EDT

Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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Managing mobile technology at your agency

Host John Gilroy will talk about different mobile operating systems, and how to manage them with MaaS360's Jeff Ward and Josh Lambert.
September 27, 2011

Tuesday - 09/27/2011, 09:20pm EDT
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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
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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
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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
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