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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

HUD defines current and future cloud use

In our continuing quest to find out how agencies are currently using the cloud and how they plan to use it in the future, Federal News Radio caught up with Chris Neidermayer, deputy chief information officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In light of the Office of Management and Budget’s cloud-first policy, [...]

Tags: Chris Neidermayer , cloud-first policy , HUD , OMB

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 05:02pm EST

Latest cloud computing news from Fed News Radio

Federal News Radio spoke with multiple guests this week about cloud computing. Read the full stories and hear the interviews by clicking on the headline links below. HP offers cloud computing consulting The administration’s cloud-first policy has put agencies in a spot where they need to figure out what can be moved to the cloud and [...]

Tags: cloud-first policy , endpoint security , HP , Jeff Bergeron , cloud-first policy , endpoint security , HP , Jeff Bergeron

Sunday - 02/06/2011, 02:39pm EST

Cloud being used to help fight breast cancer

The National Cancer Institute is using cloud computing to help advance breast cancer research. The agency worked with the Susan Love Research Foundation to start the Health of Women Study. The study aims to collect information on women across the U.S. (anyone can sign up) and then analyze it to understand the cause of the [...]

Tags: Amazon EC2 , George Komatsoulis , HOW Study , NCI

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 10:12am EST

NIST publishes draft cloud computing standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology published two draft documents on cloud computing today. The first offers NIST’s definition of cloud computing and the second offers guidelines on security and privacy in cloud computing. Both documents are open for public comment through February 28, 2011. NIST also announced the launch of a new Cloud [...]

Tags: national standards , NIST

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:47pm EST

Forman leaving KPMG to work on cloud venture

If you haven’t heard yet, Mark Foreman, former OMB administrator for e-government and IT, announced on Federal News Radio yesterday that he’s leaving KPMG. He tells anchor Francis Rose, he’s going to work with a colleague on a cloud-computing initiative around grants filing. No word on who the colleague is but we’ll update you as [...]

Tags: Francis Rose , IT , KPMG , Mark Foreman , Francis Rose , IT , KPMG , Mark Foreman

Tuesday - 01/25/2011, 01:18pm EST

Justice offers tips for transitioning to the cloud

When the Recovery Act passed, the Justice Department knew it would need to upgrade its IT infrastructure to keep up with the demand that was about to be placed on its systems. “We knew we could not support the transactions that would hit us, so we had to look at a solution,” said Angel Santa, [...]

Tags: Angel Santa , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Justice , Recovery Act

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 07:13pm EST

6 ways to fail in the cloud

As more and more federal agencies and companies in the private sector ramp up their use of both private and public clouds, the Fed Cloud Blog thought it would be interesting to look at potential pitfalls they should try to avoid. Lucky for us, Information Week has put together a list of ways companies can [...]

Tags: architecture , continuous monitoring , Information Week

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 10:54pm EST
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