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Cloud is next step for HUD's IT infrastructure

After a RFI and two industry days, the agency is preparing one or more solicitations to move its technology backbone to the cloud. HUD also is taking advantage of the TechStat sessions to improve the oversight and management of its ongoing IT projects.

Tags: technology , contracting , Mark Day , HUD , OMB , TechStat , Lockheed Martin , HP , hits contract , HUDNet , cloud computing ,

Monday - 07/04/2011, 10:37am EDT
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GSA approves first infrastructure cloud provider

EyakTek receives the authority to operate under the infrastructure-as-a-service contract to offer three cloud services.

Tags: technology , industry , GSA , infrastructure-as-a-service , eyaktek , cloud computing , horizon data center solutions , FedRAMP

Friday - 07/01/2011, 07:58pm EDT

VA picks 15 vendors for $12B IT contract

The agency will buy a broad range of technology services from eight large and seven veteran-owned small businesses under the T4 contract. The deal is a multiple-award IDIQ contract that will last five years.

Tags: technology , contracting , VA , T4 , IT services , multiple award contracting

Friday - 07/01/2011, 06:19pm EDT

OMB pushes CFOs to lead cost-cutting effort

In a memo to agency financial managers, Danny Werfel set a July 31 deadline for three broad initiatives to reduce spending. Agency CFOs also must rank their employees' SAVE Award ideas for implementation and begin sharing best practices to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: CFO , OMB , Danny Werfel , wasteful spending , CFO Council , management , SAVE Awards ,

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 02:59pm EDT

VA sets Oct. 1 as smartphone approval day

Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , mobile devices , cybersecurity , mobile computing , iPhone , Android , BlackBerry ,

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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More time needed to finalize FedRAMP

GSA, DoD, DHS still need at least another month to finalize the FedRAMP requirements. Agencies and vendors are anxiously waiting the FedRAMP process to speed up the move to cloud computing and save money. The CIO Council also is developing the top 20 cloud security considerations to help agencies mitigate risks.

Tags: technology , Dawn Leaf , GSA , DHS , CDC , NIST , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , AFCEA , infrastructure-as-a-service ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:38pm EDT

DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , Beth McGrath , DoD , Army , Air Force , financial management , agile development , acquisition regulations ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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Reporters' Roundup: DoD may cut costs with operational changes

These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

Tags: DoD , budget , Beth McGrath , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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U.S. Mint rebounding from technology deficiencies

Goutam Kundu, the agency's CIO, is focusing on reducing the number of applications, modernizing its systems and improving online customer service.
June 23, 2011

Tags: technology , U.S. Mint , Goutam Kundu , cloud computing , customer relationship management , ITIL , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 06/23/2011, 10:17pm EDT
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