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Cloud Computing News

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


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

Kundra's impact not lost on next CIO

Vivek Kundra ends his tenure as the federal chief information officer Aug. 12. He was the driving force behind moving agencies to cloud computing, consolidating data centers and laying down the foundation to reform information technology. But Kundra's biggest impact may be less about specific technologies, but reminding the government that time and process are not major barriers.
August 11, 2011

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 07:04pm EDT

DHS cybersecurity conference underway

The Department of Homeland Security's seventh annual conference on cybersecurity is underway. Lee Rock, the acting director of US-CERT is slated to speak.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 10:39am EDT

After pause, Army prepares for 'gangbusters' enterprise email transition

The Army will begin lifting its finger off of the pause button for enterprise email within the next few days, the service's chief information officer said.

Wednesday - 08/10/2011, 05:29am EDT

CDC's BioSense taking to the cloud

Taha Kass-Hout, the program manager for BioSense, a CDC program, joined the Federal Drive to discuss how the program is evolving and why it recently decided to move to a cloud platform.

Tuesday - 08/09/2011, 09:55am EDT

Navy seeks commercial cloud ideas

The Department of the Navy has issued two requests for information from industry, one on a public-private data center partnership model; another on commercial collaboration software as a service. The department must cut its IT business system spending by 25 percent.

Wednesday - 08/03/2011, 03:30pm EDT

Achieving network security when moving to the cloud

Jerry Edgerton, president of federal sales at Blue Ridge Networks, joins host John Gilroy to talk about what his company is doing to help agencies transition into cloud computing.
August 2, 2011

Tuesday - 08/02/2011, 08:17pm EDT

GSA finishes cloud email migration

The General Services Administration has become the first federal agency to move its entire workforce to a cloud-based email product. GSA said it moved all 17,000 of its users all at one time, but it couldn't have pulled off the transition without months of planning, training and preparation.

Thursday - 07/28/2011, 06:09am EDT

Industry pushes cloud procurement reforms

A panel of industry representatives has laid out a roadmap for revising the practices agencies use to purchase cloud computing services. The group also recommends new transparency efforts aimed at getting customers to trust cloud computing. The report aims to accelerate the adoption of cloud computing.

Tuesday - 07/26/2011, 11:32pm EDT

An in depth look at the hottest government topics

Host Mark Amtower will talk debt crisis, cloud computing and other issues with Federal News Radio's Francis Rose.
July 25, 2011(Encore presentation August 15, 2011)

Monday - 07/25/2011, 07:28pm EDT

Mobile, cloud trends key to FOSE discussions

Security gaps still need to be patched for mobile and cloud computing to take off, according to GSA's David McClure.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 03:57pm EDT

NIST, GSA setting up cloud validation process

The goal is for independent third party companies to affirm commercial cloud providers meet the FedRAMP cybersecurity requirements. The agencies will model its approach after the one used to accredit vendors to provide products and services under HSPD-12. FedRAMP will not be ready until the fall.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:55am EDT

Data center consolidation ahead of schedule

Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT
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