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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

DoD employee swap program underway

The Defense Department is launching an Information Technology Exchange Pilot Program.

Tags: DoD , technology , Justin Udo , best practices , pilot program , DoD Report , In Depth , workforce

Friday - 07/01/2011, 05:14pm EDT

Marines upgrading IT hardware

The Marines putting in a massive order for new computers. Learn more in today's DoD Report

Tags: Federal Drive , defense , DoD Report , Marines , technology

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 09:40am EDT

Agencies announce 78 cloud projects

The Federal CIO Council released Thursday a list of 78 cloud projects being completed by the 25 largest federal agencies. Starting in December 2010, each agency was required to identify three projects to move to the cloud within 18 months as part of the Obama administration's 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.

Tags: 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management , CIO Council , cloud computing , cloud-first policy ,

Sunday - 05/29/2011, 10:28pm EDT

Tips for reforming agency IT

Maxing out technology at your agency - make sure you're using all the tools you've got. Learn more from Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief at Government Executive Magazine.

Tags: In Depth , technology , Tom Shoop

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 06:39pm EDT
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