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VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , data center consolidation , mobile computing , Management of Change , Jason Miller , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , GSA , Richard Spires , infrastructure-as-a-service , Management of Change , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jason Miller , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 02:53pm EDT

DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , GSA , Richard Spires , infrastructure-as-a-service , Management of Change , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:35am EDT

Census implementing virtualization-first policy

Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to [...]

Tags: Brian McGrath , Census , data center consolidation , Virtualization

Friday - 05/13/2011, 06:37pm EDT

GSA issues RFP for three cloud services

The blanket purchase agreement could be worth $2.5 billion over five years. GSA wants vendors to bid on email-as-a-service, office automation and records management.

Tags: contracting , technology , Martha Johnson , GSA , Email-as-a-service , office automation , records management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 07:17am EDT
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House committee strips funding for Army email cloud

A House committee cut funding for the project in the 2012 budget by 98 percent.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , email , technology , House , budget , In Depth

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:38pm EDT

DoD’s cloud e-mail plot thickens

Just how many Defense Department employees will eventually be using a cloud-based e-mail service depends who you ask. Maj. Gen. Ronnie Hawkins, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director, told reporters Tuesday, selling the Navy and Air Force on its cloud-based email system is a matter of when, not if. However, Hawkins admits, “If you [...]

Tags: Air Force , Army , Congress , DISA , email as a service , House Armed Services Committee , Navy

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 05:31pm EDT

DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , Beth McGrath , DoD , OMB , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , Norm Lorentz , CIO survey , Web 2.0 , TechStat , cybersecurity , agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , DISA , Navy , Air Force , Mike Krieger , Ronnie Hawkins , enterprise email , data center consolidation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Enterprise email could pave way for single DoD sign-on

The Defense Department is creating identity and access management tools as an enterprise service across the department. One possible way ahead, leaders say, is a single authoritative digital identity system the Defense Information Systems Agency created to support the Army's move to enterprise email.

Tags: DoD , technology , enterprise email , identity management , HSPD-12 , Common Access Card , DISA , Jack Wilmer , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/29/2011, 03:40pm EDT
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