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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 , Dave McClure , OMB , 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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Data.gov moving into implementation stage

Federal CIO Kundra said an upcoming conference will help agencies share and find best practices for prioritizing data sets. Departments are struggling to meet stake holder demands for opening up data. Kundra said more and more these data sets are leading to third party applications.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , VA , Data.gov , mobile apps , ELC 2010 , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:15am 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 , Dave McClure , OMB , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

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

OFPP looks for better green purchasing data

A new survey on how well agencies contract for sustainable products and services is under development. GSA and OFPP also are taking other steps to promote green purchasing including training courses and changes to acquisition regulations.

Tags: contracting , Cyndi Vallani , Dana Arnold , OFPP , EPA , GreenGov Symposium , green purchasing , biobased products , Energy Star , EPEAT , Green government , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 01:04pm EDT
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GSA now requires LEED Gold on all GSA projects

GSA is now requiring all projects achieve LEED Gold certification.

Tags: LEED , Green government , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , Lace Davis

Tuesday - 10/19/2010, 02:27pm EDT

GSA delays award for cloud e-mail services

Vendors bidding on the contract are asked to extend their prices to Nov. 30. GSA CIO Coleman said her goal was to make the award by Veterans Day.

Tags: technology , contracting , Casey Coleman , cloud computing , IT modernization , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/15/2010, 12:20pm EDT

OMB asks agencies for self-assessments

The administration conducts its first set of reviews of the three-to-eight high priority goals each agency set last year. OMB is encouraging agencies to conduct their own reviews in order to keep focus on meeting the objectives. All agency performance information eventually will be made public through a new portal, Performance.gov.

Tags: management , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , SSA , PBGC , performance management , Performance.gov , high-priority goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/15/2010, 07:13am EDT
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Feds prepare for explosion in mobile devices, apps

Agencies are testing an assortment of smartphones and tablet computers to improve how their workforces meet their missions. But there still are questions about the security of these devices.

Tags: technology , telework , cybersecurity , mobile , ACT/IAC , DHS , ICE , Jerry Rhoads , DoJ , ATF , Rick Holgate , Sonny Bhagowalia , Apple , iPad , Research in Motion , BlackBerry , Samsung , Android , Google , tablet computing , mobile apps , Challenge.gov , mobile computing , Max Cacas

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 07:20am EDT
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New GSA site eases social media concerns

Increasingly, agencies are tapping into blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to reach out to the public. Now, the federal department leading the way in the federal government's use of social media is making it easier for even the smallest agency to use Web 2.0 tools.

Tags: technology , Web 2.0 , Gwynne Kostin , FedTalks 2010 , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 07:10am EDT
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Towns, Issa bill would set hard Networx deadline

Congressmen introduce legislation requiring agencies to transition to the new telecommunications contract from FTS2001 by May 2010. Towns said the government could lose $500 million because of the delays.

Tags: technology , contracting , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Networx , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 05:19pm EDT
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