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Transforming Business operations at the Defense Department

How is DoD is adapting and how are military leaders taking advantage of innovations in the commercial world to be more mobile and, in many ways simplify how they use their systems to meet their missions?

Tags: Defense , DoD ,

Thursday - 06/28/2012, 12:19pm EDT
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Interior email contract saga ends with Onix, Google winning

The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Onix , Google , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Softchoice , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:48pm EDT

VA ending Microsoft licensing in 'ruthless reduction'

The Department of Veterans Affairs has reworked its relationship with Microsoft. CIO Roger Baker told In Depth that while daily operations won't change for VA employees, other vendors may be on the chopping block.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Roger Baker , Department of Veterans Affairs , budget

Wednesday - 04/11/2012, 07:38pm EDT
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Microsoft warns of security risks during tax season

Microsoft has found several critical security risks in its Office and Internet programs that may leave people open to hackers this tax season. The biggest problem is in Internet Explorer software, because every single version of the program is at risk, the company said.

Tags: In Depth , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , taxes

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:16pm EDT

Microsoft contest solicits new security technology

Microsoft received 20 submissions in a contest to come up with new security technologies. The company's Blue Hat Prize will pay the winner $200,000.

Tags: Blue Hat Prize , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive

Thursday - 04/05/2012, 09:01am EDT

Microsoft issues patch to counter malicious code

Code written to test a hole in software from Microsoft escaped into the hands of hackers.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , hackers , Federal Drive , technology ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 07:57am EDT

Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Navy , Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , IT efficiencies , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Interior trying again to move email, collaboration to cloud

The department released a new RFP asking for a host of services. Interior made an award in 2010 to a Microsoft provider only to see a Google provider protest and eventually force the agency to pull back the contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Onix , Softchoice , industry , Andrew Jackson , Bernie Mazer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:01am EST

NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Tags: NIST , technology , industry , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Ellen Vorhees , TREC , big data , IBM , Sean McCalley

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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Interior tries again to move email to the cloud

The department released a request for information for 11 email and collaboration services in the cloud. The RFI comes after Onix and Google dropped its protest of Interior's award to Softchoice and Microsoft for cloud email in October 2010.

Tags: contracting , industry , Interior , cloud computing , Google , Onix , Softchoice , Email-as-a-service , FISMA , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 12:47pm EDT
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