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7:57 am, September 30, 2014

Cloud Computing News

MicroPact helps EEOC hit the trifecta: cloud, open source, reduced costs

EEOC CIO Kimberly Hancher and Mike Cerniglia from MicroPact discuss how cloud computing, and open sourcing reduced her agency's IT costs.
June 10, 2014

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 08:56pm EDT
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The majority of federal CIOs have migrated to cloud computing

Almost 90 percent of federal chief information officers say their agency has migrated to cloud computing in some way. That's according to a TechAmerica survey of about 60 federal CIOs and federal information technology professionals from 32 different agencies. More than one third of the respondents say they've already migrated their e-mail services, and about one in five have a cloud-based website or webpage service. One of the responding agencies expects to save more than $10 million a year from switching its enterprise e-mail system to the cloud. Federal systems are split in half between using private cloud providers and public cloud providers. Many CIOs are interested in expanding their cloud systems want to add new collaboration tools and a way to test new environments for their agencies.

Monday - 06/09/2014, 08:47am EDT

Too often, CIOs left wishing for funding for innovation, modernization

A new survey by TechAmerica and Grant Thornton found many agency chief information officers continue to spend too much on legacy systems and don't have money to develop or modernize new software or applications. But tools such as PortfolioStat are making a difference in helping senior IT managers understand and have a say in where money is spent in their agency.

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:55am EDT
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Cloud technologies create FBI compliance issues

Cloud technologies are creating compliance problems for the FBI at the state level. Because of the security and privacy regulations for contractors working with the agency, regular state police officers have to jump through legal hoops to access FBI databases remotely to run checks on suspicious people from a laptop or their patrol car. The FBI requires a cloud provider to run criminal background checks on every one of its own employees in each location it wants a cloud service. Some states are already working with cloud providers to strike special compliance deals with the FBI so officers and contractors can earn special certification to interact with FBI databases through the cloud. Nextgov reports state agencies are now running special audits to make sure cloud contractors follow the FBI's regulations.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 06:17pm EDT

Mike Hettinger, senior VP for Public Sector, TechAmerica

You may think you've heard enough advice on cloud computing. But there's always something new to learn. That's the idea behind the just-published Cloud Buyer's Guide for Government. It was produced by the Tech America Foundation. Tom and Emily spoke with Mike Hettinger of TechAmerica on the Federal Drive about this update in cloud computing.

Monday - 06/02/2014, 11:16am EDT
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The cloud, Cloudera, and the federal government

Mike Olson, board chairman and chief strategy officer of Cloudera, will talk about some of the tools your agency can use to manage its stored data.
May 27, 2014

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 09:26pm EDT
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Another perspective on data centers

Ken Parent and Manny Mencia of ByteGrid, will discuss how their company can help your agency secure and protect its data.
May 20, 2014

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 08:31pm EDT
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FedRAMP educational events coming up

The deadline to earn certification for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is only a couple of weeks away. The General Services Administration is scheduling two events to further educate cloud security vendors and federal agencies

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:05pm EDT

All things contracting with IBM's Anne Altman

Anne Altman, general manager of Federal Government for IBM, will discuss a wide range of contracting topics with host Mark Amtower.
May 19, 2014

Monday - 05/19/2014, 09:48pm EDT
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GSA's Sonny Hashmi a finalist for a Partnership for Public Service medal

A drive to push federal agencies to adopt cloud computing is earning a GSA employee some prestigious recognition. Sonny Hashmi is the acting chief information officer at the General Services Administration. He's a finalist for one of this year's Service to America Medals in the Management Excellence category, which is presented by the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 11:16am EDT

DoD, intelligence community finding common enterprise IT ground

The intelligence community and the Defense Department are both trying to build IT networks that attempt to get rid of IT stovepipes. In the process, they've found a few ways to work together.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:39am EDT
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Tips on how to cut IT costs at your agency

Horace Blackman, vice president of Health and Life Sciences at Lockheed Martin will discuss ways to reduce costs for federal IT professionals.
May 13, 2014

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 09:37pm EDT
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Bill proposes revised DoD cloud security requirements

Congress wants the Department of Defense to change its cloud security requirements in order to make them more vendor-friendly. Congressmen Derek Kilmer (D-Wa.) and Niki Tsongas (D-Ma.) are proposing the Defense Cloud Security Act to clarify its requirements and offer more opportunities for vendors to meet those standards.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Building a smart, lean government

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, what the government could do to become leaner and more efficient.
April 29, 2014

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:02pm EDT
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GSA sets deadlines for compliance with new FedRAMP standards

Cloud computing providers who want to do business with the federal government will have to meet revised security standards by specific deadlines.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 11:30am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: The funny side of strategic sourcing; NSTIC turns 3

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. GSA and SBA continue their ongoing quarrel over the Office Supplies 3 contract, and April marks the three-year anniversary of NSTIC's release.

Monday - 04/28/2014, 04:00am EDT

Lots and lots of mobile stuff

Ojas Rege, vice president of Strategy for MobileIron, will explain how his company can help your agency develop its mobile strategy and manage its mobile devices.
April 22, 2014

Tuesday - 04/22/2014, 08:00pm EDT
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Intel agencies ready to start deploying shared IT systems

After two years of planning, the intelligence community is ready to start deploying the set of common IT services that make up the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (ICITE).

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:54am EDT
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What's hot and what's not

Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm from Accelerated Growth Strategies will discuss new technologies that could help federal agencies save money and operate more efficiently.
April 15, 2014

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 08:08pm EDT
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An update on the Senior Executives Service

Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, will discuss the status of the SES, and Nicole Johnson and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will talk about cloud computing and the likelihood that feds will get a pay raise.
April 9, 2014

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 04:41pm EDT
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