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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Tags: DoD , technology , data center consolidation , COOP , IT reform , Army , Army Information Technology Agency , Pentagon , Donald Adcock , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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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.

Tags: technology , workforce , contracting , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Ken Rogers , State , AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , IT reform , data center consolidation , Commodity IT , Jason Miller , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , service level agreements

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT
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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.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , cloud computing , data center consolidation , federal CIO , Vivek Kundra , Virtualization , HHS , USDA , GSA , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:47am EDT
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How to consolidate federal data centers

Increasing efficiency is one of the Obama administration's top initiatives and achieving that goal relies, at least in part, to consolidating data centers. Richard Fishera with Forrester Research explains the process.

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , Richard Fishera , Forrester Research , data center consolidation

Monday - 10/18/2010, 09:41am EDT
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Federal data center consolidation requires 'baby steps'

Market research firm Input just released their report, "An Assessment of the 2010 Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative." Angie Petty, principal analyst at Input and co-author of the report, joins DorobekINSIDER, to discuss the results.

Tags: data center consolidation , INPUT , Angie Petty , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 06:30pm EDT
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Does cloud computing give you a headache?

The Fed Cloud Blog told you earlier this week about a recent survey of federal IT professionals by InformationWeek. The survey showed 58 percent of respondents are either already using cloud computing or plan to be using it within the next 12 months. Federal News Radio wanted some more information on the survey, so we [...]

Tags: Bob Otto , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , InformationWeek

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 05:17pm EDT

Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tags: AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , data center consolidation , DHS , IT , Navy , State , Virtualization

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

Virtualization key for future of Bureau of the Public Debt

IT managers from large agencies and small agencies alike are looking at virtualization to help them save money and streamline processes. On this week’s Ask the CIO program, Kim McCoy, chief information officer at the Bureau of the Public Debt, discussed her agency’s plans in this arena. McCoy told Federal News Radio her agency, along [...]

Tags: Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 07:02pm EST

OMB releases details of cloud-first policy for agencies

The use of cloud computing is one of the major aspects of the administration’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.” OMB recently announced a cloud-first policy for agency IT programs moving forward. Last week, OMB released more details on its cloud computing plans for agencies.    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 06:15pm EST

OMB announces ‘cloud first’ policy for agencies

Big news this week on the cloud computing front. Agencies are being required by the Office of Management and Budget to adopt a “cloud-first” policy as part of the 2012 budget process. Jeff Zients, chief performance officer and deputy director for management at OMB, made the announcement during a speech at the Northern Virginia Technology [...]

Tags: cloud computing , data center consolidation , IT , Jeff Zients , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 06:03pm EST
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