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January 31st, 2012
The federal government has a new "cloud first" technology policy, meaning that IT systems should be using web-based applications hosted by trusted vendors whenever a secure, reliable, cost-effective cloud option exists. All agencies must move at least 3 systems "to the cloud" by mid-2012. Email and workplace collaboration applications are among the most popular early choices of applications being moved to the cloud, with a number of agencies already successfully moving to web-based email. Which agencies are leading the way, and what can other federal employees learn from their experience? Join us for a discussion on Federal News Radio to learn more.
The bureau hired Agilex under a four-year, $6.4 million contract to provide application development and technical support for field workers to use tablet computers. Census field workers will receive one of three different tablets for conducting actual surveys for the bureau and other federal agencies.
Census Bureau CIO Brian McGrath said the agency is conducting 60 American Community Surveys online. Census also wants offices to virtualize all applications unless they can justify why it wouldn't work.
May 11, 2011
June 22nd at 1 PM
Do you know the difference between Virtualization and cloud computing? Are you clear on the truth and myths surrounding Virtualization and what Federal managers need to know now and for the future? Listen to the "Virtualization: What Federal Managers Need to Know" panel to hear these questions answered by industry experts and government leaders from the Census Bureau, U-S-P-S, and the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.
Census and DISA are losing the hardwires in favor of mobility.
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 [...]
Several cyber experts are not sold on how security around cloud computing will work. Some of the doubts come as GSA issues draft requirements for FedRAMP. Others say agencies likely will move to a private cloud first before trusting data to a public provider.