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Agency CIOs need to find creative ways to lower the cost of their technology services. DHS is testing the concept of "workplace-as-a-service." OMB soon will issue a new shared services architecture to help agencies understand how best to move to enterprisewide systems.
Tags: technology , Richard Spires , DHS , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Dave Wennergren , DoD , management , cloud computing , HP , CSC , GSA , collaboration , enterprisewide services , ELC 2011 , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller
OMB sent a Sept. 30 target date for departments to implement IPv6. NIST statistics show a majority of the government's networks will not change over from the older IPv4 in the next week.
Agencies considering allowing employees to use their own smartphones and other mobile devices on the job - known as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - have a new toolkit at their disposal to ease the transition. The toolkit contains key considerations for agency IT managers, success stories from agencies that have already implemented such programs as well as sample existing policies at those agencies to serve as samples.
Chris Smith is moving on after more than three years as the Agriculture Department's lead technology manager. He helped make major change to the agency's infrastructure, in part by moving email to the cloud.
The federal CIO expects agencies will shut down 1,200 data centers by 2015, up from the goal of 962 set in October. VanRoekel said agencies already benefiting from shutting down facilities in 2011.
With the release of the draft of version 1 of the cloud technology roadmap, the agency wants to cast a wider net of cloud expertise. The draft roadmap could be used now by program managers and CIOs in order to meet OMB's goal of moving three services to the cloud by 2013.
The agency issued draft of version 1 of the technology roadmap seeking to create cloud computing standards. The document details 10 cloud requirements that agencies need help on to adopt the emerging technology.
Allan Holmes of NextGov reports.
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.
New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB's 25-point plan.