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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies are struggling to follow the rules around cloud computing. The Council of Inspectors General examined 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies. It found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the councils' new report.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , inspector general , Council of Inspectors General , best practices , contracting

Monday - 10/13/2014, 09:13am EDT
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Governmentwide cloud contracting efforts missing key ingredients, IGs find

The Council of Inspectors General analyzed 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies and found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Auditors found these shortcomings could put data and systems at a greater risk to cyber attack or data theft.

Tags: oversight , Council on Inspectors General , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , acquisition , contracting , service-level agreements , OMB , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 10/13/2014, 06:39am EDT
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Afzal Bari, Senior Technology Analyst, Bloomberg Government

The Pentagon is dropping a plan to make the Defense Information Systems Agency the cloud computing broker for the Defense Department. Instead, defense components will buy their own services. That said, DISA will still be making a lot of deals with communications and technology firms in fiscal year 2015. Afzal Bari is a senior technology analyst for Bloomberg Government. He shared a list of the big deals to watch for on the Federal Drive with guest host Emily Kopp.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , DoD , DISA , Afzal Bari , Bloomberg Government , Emily Kopp

Friday - 09/26/2014, 12:11pm EDT
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FDA reorg splits CIO, informatics roles in preparation for network innovations

Walter Harris, the chief operating officer and acting chief information officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said the agency should name a permanent CIO in the next three months to help take the agency into the cloud.

Tags: technology , Walter Harris , FDA , mobile computing , management , Taha Kass-Hout , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 07:10am EDT
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GAO decides one of first protests based on FedRAMP compliance

SRA loses its bid protest of the HHS award for cloud email services to InfoReliance. GAO says HHS' evaluation factors were reasonable and properly considered.

Tags: acquisition , industry , HHS , SRA , InfoReliance , GAO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/25/2014, 04:27am EDT

DoD upends its strategy for buying commercial cloud services

A forthcoming Pentagon plan will let military departments chart their cloud procurement strategies, as long as they provide detailed data to the Pentagon and each other.

Tags: DoD , technology , acquisition , Defense Information Systems Agency , Terry Halvorsen , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 04:54am EDT
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USPS discovering compliance issues with cloud contracts

The Postal Service has some compliance issues with its cloud computing contracts.

Tags: USPS , NIST , FedRAMP , compliance , GDIT , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 03:31pm EDT

Army Contracting Command running through the doors that cloud opens

Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , mobile computing , Gino Magnifico , Army Contracting Command , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , Zero client

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 01:34pm EDT
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Cloud, budget reductions helping CIOs pull IT out of the shadows

NASA CIO Larry Sweet has mandated enterprise services first for all commodity IT. Other agencies, such as GSA and Interior, are trying to find the right balance between giving field offices latitude and rigid IT requirements.

Tags: technology , shadow IT , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , Larry Sweet , NASA , Sylvia Burns , Interior , Rafael Diaz , HUD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 04:12am EDT

Tips on how to manage your network

Chris LaPoint, vice president of Product Management for SolarWinds will discuss how his company can help your agency manage its information technology system.
August 26, 2014

Tags: technology , Chris LaPoint , SolarWinds , network management , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , compliance , data center consolidation , Thwack , data analytics , Software Defined Networking , self service automation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 09:47pm EDT
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