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NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns

NIST's Lee Badger and Tim Grance explain how the public can comment on two draft documents offering guidelines for public cloud use.

Tags: NIST , OMB , Tim Grance , Lee Badger , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 01:28pm EST
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Science and National Security: Securing the cloud

We're starting a new weekly segment today called Science and National Security. Each week, Institute for Homeland Security Director Randy Larsen will bring us an interview with someone in the national security arena. In today's edition, he speaks with Dr. Michael Nelson, a visiting professor at Georgetown and former director of technology for the Federal Communications Commission, on the future and security of cloud computing.

Tags: security , DHS , FCC , Science and National Security

Monday - 04/12/2010, 09:42am EDT
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Kundra seeks broader vendor pool

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says contractors must balance collaboration with security

Tags: technology , data security , Vivek Kundra , industry , NSC , OMB , FAA , Nuclear Regulatory Commission , contracting , Jory Heckman

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:28pm EDT
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GSA’s cloud services RFP released

The Fed Cloud Blog told you it was coming. Now, the General Services Administration has officially released its request for quotation for e-mail, office automation and electronic records management cloud services. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports the cloud contract has a ceiling of $2.5 billion over five years. The important dates to remember? Vendors [...]

Tags: email as a service , GSA

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 05:36pm EDT

Cloud lessons from OpenStack 2011

Have you heard of OpenStack? It’s an open source cloud computing project from NASA and a group of tech companies. According to the OpenStack website, “All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly [...]

Tags: NASA , OpenStack

Monday - 05/09/2011, 07:44pm EDT

10 ways the cloud can help your business, agency

Cloud computing is one of the major issues being discussed in the federal IT community. Just last week, federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra announced the progress various agencies are making in an effort to hit the administration’s cloud-first goals. Some agencies are moving faster than others, including the General Services Administration, which plans to [...]

Tags: Chris Bucholtz , cloud benefits ,

Sunday - 05/01/2011, 08:42pm EDT

GSA’s email cloud contract could be worth $2.5 billion

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra expects the General Services Administration to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It’s part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports. Kundra said Wednesday there are $20 billion in systems across the [...]

Tags: email as a service , GSA , RFP , Vivek Kundra

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 05:23pm EDT

Cloud market to grow to $241B by 2020

Here’s a fun, “little” cloud computing nugget to digest this lovely Monday afternoon. In its latest report, Forrester Research estimates the global cloud computing market will grow to $241 billion by the year 2020. That’s up from $40.7 billion in 2011. According to the executive summary, the report “forecast[s] shifts in the usage patterns of [...]

Tags: BPaaS , Forrester Research , IaaS , infoTECH , PaaS , SaaS , ZDNet

Monday - 04/25/2011, 06:24pm EDT

Does cloud computing give you a headache?

The Fed Cloud Blog told you earlier this week about a recent survey of federal IT professionals by InformationWeek. The survey showed 58 percent of respondents are either already using cloud computing or plan to be using it within the next 12 months. Federal News Radio wanted some more information on the survey, so we [...]

Tags: Bob Otto , cloud-first policy , Data center consolidation , InformationWeek

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 05:17pm EDT
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