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How to consolidate data centers effectively

The administration plans on cutting 100 data centers this year and 700 more by 2015. Bob Otto of Agilex Technologies says this is an attainable goal and offers tips for agencies in the process.

Tags: Data center consolidation , technology , management , Bob Otto , Agilex , John Buckner , USPS , workforce ,

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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Cloud-first creating headaches for IT pros

The Obama administration's "cloud-first" policy is causing some headaches for IT pros in the federal government, says John Foley, editor of InformationWeek Government.

Tags: John Foley , Information Weekek Government , technology , cloud-first , In Depth

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Congress , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , Data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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DoD doesn’t rule out commercial cloud vendors

When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]

Tags: Congress , DoD , Teri Takai

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT

Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern

The Justice Department and NARA are paying close attention to GSA, USDA and others in how they implement email and data storage on private sector clouds. Agencies should address potential data storage, collection and access issues during the development of the solicitation.

Tags: technology , Allison Stanton , Jason Baron , DoJ , NARA , e-discovery , records management , FedSMC , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:28am EDT
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Google's claims of FISMA certification questioned

Microsoft makes court documents public as part of battle to provide cloud services to the Interior Department. Google contends its Google Apps for Government offers more security than FISMA requires.

Tags: technology , Industry , GSA , Interior , Dave Mihalchik , David Howard , Google , Microsoft , FISMA , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Email-as-a-service , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:24am EDT

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , technology , NIST , Cloud Computing and Forum Workshop , GSA , USDA , OMB , John Buckner

Monday - 04/11/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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Cyber Command, NSA tout benefits of cloud computing

The head of U.S. Cyber Command says cloud computing is part of his plan for staying ahead of the cyber threats that face the Defense Department. “A year from now we should be well on our way to having a hardened architecture proven and in place, which provides a new level of cybersecurity,” said General [...]

Tags: Cyber Command , Debora Plunkett , DoD , House Armed Services Committee , Keith Alexander , NSA

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:09pm EDT

Latest cloud news from Federal News Radio

Federal News Radio spoke with the FBI and the Army about their various uses of cloud this week. Listen to the interviews by clicking the links below. Part 2: Fulgham says secure mobility will change the FBI In a two-part interview with agency chief information officer Chad Fulgham, Federal News Radio talks about the various [...]

Tags: Army , Chad Fulgham , email as a service , FBI , Susan Lawrence

Saturday - 03/26/2011, 07:09pm EDT

For Army, network tops modernization priorities

Susan Lawrence, the Army's newly-appointed Chief Information Officer members of the IT and communications industry that the service is focused on creating an end-to-end IT infrastructure, eliminating structures that required soldiers to train and live on one network, and deploy on another.

Tags: DoD , Industry , Susan Lawrence , Mike Krieger , Army , enterprise email , AFCEA , Data center consolidation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:06am EDT
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