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The added accreditation brings greater transparency security to the cloud, says the Microsoft blog.
The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.
The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.
The contract could be worth $6 million over four years. GSA said it wants Unisys to replace several different versions of IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino software.
Is cloud computing a safe and private way to access data? There’s no doubt about it, security is a major concern when it comes to cloud computing. But now, the European Union is working on a three-year project to create technical fixes and policies designed to make cloud computing a more secure option for businesses [...]
Google has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department in an attempt to prevent the agency from going ahead with bid requests to host a cloud-based electronic messaging system. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Google says they met with Interior Department officials on several occasions asking them to [...]
The Office of Management and Budget announced five structural changes to put renewed focus on improving IT management. OMB CPO Jeffrey Zients says the way government currently budgets for and acquires IT is "broken."
Apps.gov, the GSA’s cloud-based storefront, will soon offer storage, virtualization and Web hosting applications to government agencies. Vendors with an infrastructure-as-a-service contract will provide their services on the website. Apps.gov will alleviate the federal IT strain on storage, computing power and website hosting. The new cloud infrastructure will also eliminate the need for agencies to [...]
You have a lot of options to consider when you're considering cloud computing. Sorting through the possibilities to find the right fit for your agency becomes tougher.
Cloud computing and security – you never hear one talked about without the other. In a new report, Allan Friedman, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, explores how to think about privacy and security in the cloud. He argues the real weak link in security is the human factor. For this reason, Friedman tells Federal [...]