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Cloud-first policy, cloud security top of mind for feds

Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud security , cloud-first policy , GSA , NIST , USDA , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:19pm EDT

Public vs. private cloud – which is best for you?

It’s the debate going on in many government offices and private companies. Should you go with a public or private cloud? Which is better for your organization? 76 percent of IT decision makers in a recent Info-Tech survey say they are looking initially at private cloud options for their first go in the new arena. [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , Network World , private cloud , public cloud

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 06:06pm EDT

More data center managers using cloud computing

70 percent of data center managers say they are already using or plan to use cloud computing, according to a survey by AFCOM. Of that 70 percent, 36.6 percent of respondents are already using the cloud. That’s up from 14.9 percent of managers surveyed in 2010. However, another 28 percent tell AFCOM they have no [...]

Tags: AFCOM , Cloud computing , data centers , Gartner

Sunday - 04/03/2011, 05:28pm EDT

Cloud computing progress to be discussed at NIST forum

Government and industry leaders are coming together to discuss progress the government has made to advance open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop III April 7-8 at the agency’s headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Working groups formed at [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

NASA cloud pioneer leaves agency

Chris Kemp, NASA’s chief technology officer for IT, is leaving the agency. Kemp announced his resignation on his agency blog saying, “As budgets kept getting cut and continuing resolutions from Congress continued to make funding unavailable, I saw my vision for the future slowly slip further from my grasp.” Kemp was one of the pioneers [...]

Tags: Chris Kemp , Cloud computing , CTO , NASA , NASA Ames , Nebula

Thursday - 03/17/2011, 03:02pm EDT

Cooperation between CFOs and CIOs leads to cloud success

Earlier this month, the Fed Cloud Blog mentioned a survey that found chief financial officers aren’t as familiar with cloud computing as the chief information officers in their organizations. Ann All, a blogger for IT Business Edge, says when it comes to cloud computing, CFOs and CIOs really need to work together. She says the [...]

Tags: Ann All , CFO , CIO , Cloud computing , IT Business Edge

Tuesday - 03/15/2011, 09:32pm EDT

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: Cloud computing , 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: Cloud computing , 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 [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , Cloud Connect

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 , Cloud computing , survey

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