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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

Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tags: AFCEA Bethesda , data center consolidation , DHS , IT , Navy , State , Virtualization

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

Cloud computing tips from NASA’s Chris Kemp

NASA’s Nebula Cloud Computing Platform has gotten a lot of attention from agencies looking to move into the cloud. Chris Kemp, the Chief Technology Officer for IT at NASA, spoke with Federal News Radio about his agency’s use of the cloud and how that has morphed over the years. Initially, the Nebula cloud was developed [...]

Tags: Chris Kemp , NASA , Nebula , Chris Kemp , NASA , Nebula

Sunday - 01/02/2011, 08:07pm EST

2011 – the year of cloud computing?

Cloud computing began to take center stage in the federal IT community during the last few months of 2010. And Ed Meagher thinks that trend will continue in 2011. Meagher is the former deputy chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department and the Interior Department. He’s now vice president of health care strategy at [...]

Tags: cloud-first policy , Ed Meagher , IT , security , VA

Sunday - 12/26/2010, 03:12pm EST

Recovery.gov discusses cloud success

In 2009, Recovery.gov was created as a way to follow the money being handed out through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Michael Wood, director of Recovery.gov, told Federal News Radio using the cloud has been a major contributing factor to the website’s success, starting with the redesign of Recovery.gov. Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud was [...]

Tags: Amazon , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Michael Wood , RAT Board , Recovery.gov , transparency

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 08:27pm EST

Virtualization key for future of Bureau of the Public Debt

IT managers from large agencies and small agencies alike are looking at virtualization to help them save money and streamline processes. On this week’s Ask the CIO program, Kim McCoy, chief information officer at the Bureau of the Public Debt, discussed her agency’s plans in this arena. McCoy told Federal News Radio her agency, along [...]

Tags: Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , data center consolidation , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 07:02pm 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-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra

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