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IRMCO sessions to focus on cloud

The General Services Administration’s annual IRMCO conference is just around the corner and two of its key panel discussions will focus on cloud computing. IRMCO will be held March 15-16 at the Kellogg Conference Center and Hotel in Washington, D.C. Day two will open with a CIO roundtable on implementing the 25-Point IT Plan laid [...]

Tags: GSA , IRMCO

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 11:06pm EST

GSA offers advice for cloud vendors

The General Services Administration offered advice to vendors trying to sell cloud services to the government. Dave McClure, GSA’s Associate Administrator in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, told Federal News Radio vendors are definitely the innovators in the cloud space. But, he warns, vendors need to do more than repackage “their old [...]

Tags: Dave McClure , GSA , Mary Davie

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 10:45pm EST

3rd Annual Cloud Connect event kicks off

A who’s who in the cloud arena is taking place in Silicon Valley this week. The third annual Cloud Connect event kicked off today at the Santa Clara Convention Center. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend. Sessions begin tomorrow and include everything from “Attacking and Defending Cloud Computing” to “Building Trust and Compliance [...]

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Monday - 03/07/2011, 06:17pm EST

CFOs unfamiliar with cloud computing

Cloud computing may be a familiar term for chief information officers but that’s not the case for chief financial officers, according to two new surveys from CFO Magazine. When asked to describe their current approach to cloud computing, 29 percent of the CFOs surveyed admit they aren’t sure what cloud computing really means. Another 27 [...]

Tags: CFO , CFO Magazine , survey

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 05:52pm EST

GSA aims to please with cloud offerings

The General Services Administration already has a project management office set up for cloud computing where it is working on a few initiatives including infrastructure-as-a-service, software-as-a-service, and email-as-a-service. Steve Kempf, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, tells Federal News Radio, It’s really looking at how could we provide some value add to what is already [...]

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Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:43pm EST

NEH CIO looking for cloud opportunities

The National Endowment for the Humanities doesn’t use cloud computing outside of a test environment currently but Brett Bobley, the agency’s chief information officer, is looking to change that. He tells Federal News Radio one of his main priorities is pinpointing areas where the agency can use cloud computing to increase efficiency and save money. [...]

Tags: Brett Bobley , email as a service , NEH , Web hosting

Saturday - 02/26/2011, 12:03am EST

This week in the cloud

It was a big week for cloud computing on Federal News Radio – from NASA’s Nebula cloud to more information on OMB’s Cloud Computing Strategy. Plus, we learned what budget cuts might mean for the cloud… NASA demos open source cloud computing Hear how NASA is pairing its Nebula platform with open source cloud initiatives [...]

Tags: Federal Cloud Computing Strategy , GSA , NASA

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 11:45am EST

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: Federal Cloud Computing Strategy , IT , OMB , Vivek Kundra

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

This week in the cloud

NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns We told you last week about the two draft cloud documents NIST published. This week, Federal News Radio spoke with NIST computer scientists Lee Badger and Tim Grance about those docs. Federal News Radio host Chris Dorobek also discussed how agencies can take advantage of the costs and [...]

Tags: FERC , NIST , Sanjay Sardar

Sunday - 02/13/2011, 05:38pm 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 [...]

Tags: Cloud Security Alliance , Vivek Kundra

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