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NIST defining steps to cloud computing

Agencies are laying the foundation for the use of cloud computing in the government. Officials are marking their progress in smaller steps instead of big strides.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , cloud computing , Dawn Leaf , Cita Furlani , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Max Cacas

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:06am EDT
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NASA discusses challenges of data center consolidation

It's been more than nine months since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative began with the intent to reduce energy usage, lower IT costs and improve security. And some federal agencies are discovering that it's difficult to reduce spending without putting some money upfront first. NASA is just one of the federal agencies trying to [...]

Tags: Chris Kemp , NASA , cloud computing , technology , Federal Cloud Blog , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , IT , IT infrastructure

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 01:21pm EDT

White House hints at new government priorities

The White House is offering a peek into its plans for the coming months as Barack Obama enters the third year of his presidency. Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients discussed the future at the Excellence in Government conference Monday.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Danny Werfel , Vivek Kundra , Excellence in Government , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 06:44am EDT
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GSA, OMB seek new boundaries for Web analytics

There's a push to expand the use of tools designed to give federal Web managers a better idea of just who is using agency websites. The goal is to improve the Web experience for citizens.

Tags: technology , GSA , David McClure , ForeSee Results , Digital Citizen Satisfaction Summit , Paperwork Reduction Act , TSA , mobile apps , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/29/2010, 06:55am EDT
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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 , GSA , 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 , GSA , VA , Data.gov , mobile apps , ELC 2010 , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:15am EDT
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CIOs use 'agile acquisition' to modernize, cut costs

In the world of federal information technology, the buzz is around "agile acquisition". Led by the Office of Management and Budget, agency chief information officers are being asked to build IT modernization in smaller, more modular programs -- and for less money. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas brings the latest from the AFCEA luncheon.

Tags: Max Cacas , Dorobek Insider , AFCEA , agile acquisition , technology

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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OPM shakes up retirement office to improve claims processing

The backlog of claims by federal employees who are retiring is growing larger. OPM said it takes more than 100 days to process a claim. OPM Director John Berry said the agency is increasing the claims processing staff and looking at ways technology can improve the process.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , John Berry , William Zielinski , Matt Perry , Vivek Kundra , OPM , SSA , Retirement Systems Modernization , retirement benefits processing , Jason Miller , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:06pm 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 , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

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

D.C. Office of Chief Technology Officer goes ROWE

The DC Office of Chief Technology Officer starts a Results-Only Work Environment, GovLoop and American Progress report.

Tags: Washington, D.C. , CTO , Brian Sivlak , ROWE , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , management , best practices

Monday - 10/18/2010, 02:06pm EDT
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