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CIO Council panel to take buzz out of cloud computing

New group surveyed CIOs to find out what questions they had about this technology and received more than 15 pages of comments. The panel created working groups to address many of the questions. Group will send recommendations to an executive steering committee for action.

Tags: technology , Peter Tseronis , CIO Council , AFFIRM , cloud computing

Monday - 11/09/2009, 06:42pm EST
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Let the sunshine!

The U.S. Army has picked two firms -- Clark Energy Group of Bethesda, and Acciona Solar Power of Henderson, Nevada -- to help develop and build the largest solar power array in the Department of Defense. It will be built at Fort Irwin, in California's Mojave Desert. When complete, the solar farm will generate 500 megawatts using photovoltaic cells, and solar concentrators, which turns the heat of the sun into electricity.

Tags: management , Armed Forces , US Army , solar power , DoD , Fort Irwin

Monday - 08/03/2009, 12:39pm EDT

Vendor past performance data not up to par

Agencies making contract awards without fully understanding the contractor's past successes or failures. GAO makes six recommendations to improve and standardize the information.

Tags: contracting , GAO , GSA , DoD , NASA , DHS , Past performance , PPIRS

Tuesday - 05/26/2009, 04:18pm EDT

EPA sets Energy Star ratings for servers

Standards part of broader plan to help reduce data center energy usage. Energy also has tool to measure data center power usage.

Tags: technology , contracting , EPA , servers , data centers , green IT , Energy Star

Monday - 05/18/2009, 03:38pm EDT

Agencies must deal with Recovery Act stress

OMB developing data standards to reduce strain on governmentwide systems

Tags: management , Kshemendra Paul , Lisa Schlosser , Stan Czerwinski , OMB , GAO , EPA , Paul Posner , Dave McClure , CGI , George Mason University , Gartner , stimulus spending , Recovery Act , data management , data standards

Wednesday - 04/15/2009, 07:56pm EDT
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Obama to nominate Guthrie to be ODNI CIO

President Obama announces more key administration posts

Tags: technology , mngt , Priscilla Guthrie , Steve Isakowitz , ODNI , Dale Meyerrose , IDA , TRW , CIO , CFO , transition , newsstand

Monday - 03/23/2009, 12:55pm EDT

New guidelines to close 20 biggest cyber holes

The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

Tags: technology , Sen. Tom Carper , State , DHS , NSA , Air Force , CIO Council , SANS Institute , CSIS , Alan Paller , John Gilligan , Jim Lewis , cybersecurity , FISMA

Monday - 02/23/2009, 08:43pm EST
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