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Cloud-first policy, cloud security top of mind for feds

Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud security , cloud-first policy , GSA , NIST , USDA ,

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:19pm EDT

Cloud computing progress to be discussed at NIST forum

Government and industry leaders are coming together to discuss progress the government has made to advance open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop III April 7-8 at the agency’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Working groups formed at [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , NIST , Patrick Gallagher ,

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

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 , IT , OMB ,

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

Cloud Security Alliance Summit kicks off Monday

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra is one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Cloud Security Alliance Summit. Kundra is expected to discuss the federal government’s strategy for moving to the cloud. The event is being held Monday, February 14 in San Francisco, California. According to the group’s website, several research projects involving cloud [...]

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Sunday - 02/13/2011, 04:55pm EST

OMB releases details of cloud-first policy for agencies

The use of cloud computing is one of the major aspects of the administration’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.” OMB recently announced a cloud-first policy for agency IT programs moving forward. Last week, OMB released more details on its cloud computing plans for agencies.    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB ,

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 06:15pm EST

All eyes on GSA’s cloud move

GSA announced last week that it has hired Unisys to move its e-mail to the cloud. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports agencies and vendors are closely watching the move as a “proof of concept for the rest of government.” Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra admits if GSA shows moving its e-mail to the [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , GSA , OMB , Unisys ,

Monday - 12/06/2010, 04:32pm 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 , IT , Jeff Zients , OMB ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 06:03pm EST

NIST creates cloud computing test bed

Federal News Radio was on hand for the latest NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop where the agency announced it has created a cloud computing test bed named Koala. Dawn Leaf, NIST’s senior executive for Cloud Computing, told those in attendance the objective of the test bed is to “assess and characterize resource allocation algorithms [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , Dawn Leaf , Max Cacas , NIST ,

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 05:22pm EST

SEC uses cloud to organize case files

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Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 02:30pm EDT
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