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Open source is closing the deal on consolidation

Federal agencies have been ordered to consolidate their datacenters, and both government IT managers and commercial systems integrators are focusing on select open source solutions and open software stacks to help ease this transition. IDC's Shawn McCarthy explains how all this works together.

Tags: technology , Shawn McCarthy , IDC Government Insights , open source , datacenter consolidation

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 09:08am EST

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - December 8th

USPSIG's annual report details misdeeds, VA webposting results in investigation/suspension, TSA unionization gains some support

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 08:59am EST

Proposed catchall bill would nearly freeze Defense

The president had requested a 23 billion dollar increase. But the Democratic plan would eliminate raises for most defense programs.

Tags: DoD Report , defense budget , defense , FY 2011

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 08:40am EST

U.S. dodges Stuxnet bullet

Computer software targeted by Stuxnet is used in US infrastructure but the virus does not appear to have affected any systems in the United States, a US cybersecurity official said Tuesday.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Stuxnet

Wednesday - 12/08/2010, 08:30am EST

HHS certification takes Health IT one step closer

But who will certify the certifiers? We get a feel for how Health IT certification works from HHS's Dr. Doug Fridsma.

Tags: HHS , management , technology , Doug Fridsma , health IT

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:41am EST

Maryland connects contractors with agencies

Contract Connections will feature National institutes of Health (NIH), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Social Security Administration and other federal agencies, as well as the Naval Air Systems Command, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and other military commands. Maryland's Lisa Swoboda has details.

Tags: contracting , Maryland , industry day , Contract Connections , Lisa Swoboda

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:31am EST

Opinion: OMB's WikiLeaks policy 'absurd'

"(P)erhaps the lesson of Wikileaks should be that the open air is less fearsome than we'd thought. That should lead to less secrecy. After all, the only sure defense against leaks is transparency," says Prof. Jeff Jarvis. He joins us to talk about it.

Tags: Jeff Jarvis , security , transparency , management , OMB , WikiLeaks , What Would Google Do? , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:08am EST

DoD celebrates 'Talent has no boundaries'

The Defense Department employs about 45,000 workers with disabilities, but needs to boost awareness of a program to support, hire and retain them says Stephen M. King. The DOD's director of disability programs joins us to tell us how he plans to do that.

Tags: DoD Report , management , disability hiring , defense , DoD , Stephen M. King , 30th Annual Department of Defense Disability Award

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 09:40am EST

GAO: contract protests hit 15-year high

Bid protests are up, which means so is the workload at GAO. The Government Accountability Office's Ralph White explains what's involved.

Tags: management , GAO , Ralph White , bid protests , contracting

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 09:31am EST

Future of cyber testing looks to the endpoint

"We want to protect the end user and we don't want them to care if it was antivirus or personal firewall; you want to protect them in a broader scheme," says ISCA Labs.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , ISCA Labs , Verizon , technology , contracting

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 09:30am EST
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