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Friday - 05/01/2009, 01:51pm EDT
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Feds could save $20 billion using cloud computing

Approximately $20 billion of the $80 billion the government spends on information technology is a potential target for migration to the cloud, according to the new Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. The document was released by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra February 8. According to estimates, the departments of Homeland Security and Treasury have the [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Federal Cloud Computing Strategy , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 02:08pm EST

Forman leaving KPMG to work on cloud venture

If you haven’t heard yet, Mark Foreman, former OMB administrator for e-government and IT, announced on Federal News Radio yesterday that he’s leaving KPMG. He tells anchor Francis Rose, he’s going to work with a colleague on a cloud-computing initiative around grants filing. No word on who the colleague is but we’ll update you as [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Francis Rose , KPMG , Mark Foreman , cloud computing , Francis Rose , KPMG , Mark Foreman

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 01:18pm EST

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 , Navy , State , Virtualization

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

2011 – the year of cloud computing?

Cloud computing began to take center stage in the federal IT community during the last few months of 2010. And Ed Meagher thinks that trend will continue in 2011. Meagher is the former deputy chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department and the Interior Department. He’s now vice president of health care strategy at [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Ed Meagher , security , VA

Sunday - 12/26/2010, 03:12pm 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 , Jeff Zients , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 06:03pm EST
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Kundra says "hard lessons" led to IT top-10 list

As federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra prepares to depart government for a Harvard fellowship, he provided a top-10 list of lessons learned in his last appearance before Congress.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , Data transparency , House Oversight and Government Reform , technology , open gov , Jack Moore

Friday - 07/15/2011, 05:01pm EDT
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Industry, government defense IT personnel swap

A new DoD program will let civilian Defense IT professionals switch places with their colleagues in the private sector. More information from Joyce France is director of CIO management services at the Defense Department in today's DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD Report , personnel , Joyce France

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 09:40am EDT
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Interior defines new approach to IT

The Interior Department issued its four-year technology transformation plan where it describes how it will save $100 million a year starting in 2016. Interior's roadmap focuses on back office and administrative systems.

Tags: Bernie Mazer , Interior , IT reforms , technology , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Ken Salazar , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/08/2011, 05:12pm EDT
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