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This week in cloud computing

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud Agencies are on track with their cloud computing strategies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told those in attendance at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop that all agencies have identified the three systems they will move to the cloud as part of the administration’s cloud-first [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , GSA , NIST , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 03:48pm EDT

GSA offers advice for cloud vendors

The General Services Administration offered advice to vendors trying to sell cloud services to the government. Dave McClure, GSA’s Associate Administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told Federal News Radio vendors are definitely the innovators in the cloud space. But, he warns, vendors need to do more than repackage “their old [...]

Tags: cloud computing , GSA , Mary Davie

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 10:45pm EST

GSA: Open data is access and accessibility

In open government, dumping information on a website is useless if the users cannot quickly understand what the information means for them.

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , open government , open data , Sheila Campbell , GSA

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 12:39pm EDT

GSA revisits improvements to USA.gov search

This is the fourth time GSA has done a major revamping of the capabilities of the government's portal. The agency views the changes to USA.gov as part of how innovations are changing government to solve challenges. Dave McClure proposes new website to bring together all the innovation efforts across government and share best practices.

Tags: management , technology , GSA , Management of Change , USA.gov , search engine , innovation , challenges , Bing , Microsoft , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:30am EDT
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GSA hires Jefferson Consulting's Conrad

The General Services Administration has hired Kathy Conrad to be its new principal deputy associate administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.

Tags: management , Kathy Conrad , GSA , mobile technology , Jefferson Consulting , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:10pm EDT
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GSA's move to the cloud to be closely watched

The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.

Tags: technology , industry , Casey Coleman , Vivek Kundra , GSA , OMB , PV Puvvada , Unisys , Google , Tempus Nova , Acumen Solutions , e-mail-as-a-service , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/06/2010, 07:55am EST
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The government's newest social experiment

Some lucky Feds and contractors get to take the government's official social network out for spin.

Tags: collaboration , Collaboration Center , FedSpace , GSA , General Service Administration , Gwynne Kostin

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 06:00am EST

D.C. telecenters to lose GSA funding

Administrator Martha Johnson said changes in the way people work and the technology they have access to are major reasons why GSA will no longer guarantee a specific number of workers at the area telecenters. GSA remains committed to telework in other ways, including the launch of a new collaboration platform called FedSpace. It also awarded a contract to deploy telepresence at 15 offices around the country.

Tags: technology , Martha Johnson , Bob Peck , GSA , PTO , AT&T , telework , telecenter , video conferencing , FedSpace , Web 2.0 , collaboration , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 07:09am EDT
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GSA's next cloud offering: e-mail-as-a-service

GSA is ramping up cloud computing, preparing the next two governmentwide contracts for cloud computing. Agency issues notice that a RFP could be issued by early 2011. GSA also considering geospatial platform-as-a-service offering later next year.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , Geospatial information , e-mail-as-a-service , infrastructure-as-a-service , platform-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:21am EDT
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GSA awards 11 spots on first cloud BPA

Vendors still must go through the cybersecurity certification and accreditation process before they can offer these infrastructure services. This is the first award under the federal cloud computing initiative. All of these services will be available through the Apps.gov platform.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Vivek Kundra , GSA , OMB , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:15am EDT
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