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VA shuts down cloud app after breach

The Veterans Affairs Department is immediately shutting down one its cloud applications after information was stored without proper data security controls. The cloud application was on a Yahoo website that VA doctors used to store patients’ medical information. According to a VA report, notifications of a possible security breach will be sent to nearly 900 [...]

Tags: technology , Veterans Affairs Department , Yahoo , technology , Veterans Affairs Department , Yahoo , technology , Veterans Affairs Department , Yahoo

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 11:16am EST

What will the Google bid protest mean for cloud?

Host Roger Waldron is joined by David Dowd, partner at Mayer Brown, to discuss the acquisition implications of the recent bid protest decision involving Google, Microsoft, and the Interior Department.
January 11, 2011

Tags: David Dowd , Mayer Brown , Google , Microsoft , DOI , technology , contracting , Roger Waldron

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 06:32pm EST
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FCC challenge: Develop apps to test Internet connectivity

The FCC's Zachary Katz explains how the challenge works and what the agency hopes to gain from the public input.

Tags: Zachary Katz , FCC , Gov 2.0 , collaboration , technology , challenges , applications , Open Internet Rules , Internet , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 04:24pm EST
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Military center heart of 'secret war' on terror

AP reports on the center that will be staffed by 100 special operations agents.

Tags: DoD Report , terrorism , military , secret war , CIA , Afghanistan , Dorobek Insider , technology

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:28pm EST

Cloud computing more of a reality for businesses in 2011

Jumping on the cloud may have seemed like a dream for many large businesses some time ago. But it’s becoming more of a reality in 2011. Large businesses – companies with 1,000 employees or more – are exploring benefits cloud computing has to offer and are looking to expand basic services to more complex infrastructure [...]

Tags: IT , technology

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 11:16am EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Tags: technology , management , Patrick Gallagher , John Holdren , NIST , OSTP , Energy , NSF , America Competes Act , challenges , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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Google wins stay of Interior award to Microsoft for cloud

The Court of Federal Claims rules that Interior violated law and federal regulations in awarding a sole source contract to Microsoft for e-mail and collaboration services in the cloud. This the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the two software giants to provide cloud services to agencies.

Tags: contracting , industry , technology , Bernie Mazer , Susan Braden , Rhea Suh , Interior , GSA , USDA , Court of Federal Claims , GAO , Google , Microsoft , e-mail-as-a-service , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:09am EST

How to determine what is cloud-worthy for your agency

Angel Santa, Deputy Chief Information Officer in the Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs, is John Gilroy's guest on Federal Tech Talk.
January 4, 2011

Tags: DoJ , Angel Santa , technology , IT , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 06:27pm EST
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Critics: DoD IT acquisition report lacks new thinking

Two major contributors to a task force on Defense Department IT acquisition said DoD's report to Congress on its plans for reform contains some good recommendations - but fails to identify how the department will overcome powerful cultural barriers to change. Experts said DoD failed to look outside the traditional Defense industrial complex for new ways to manage the IT lifecycle.

Tags: contracting , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , Kevin Carroll , John Weiler , Mike Wynne , William Lynn , DoD , David Fisher , Jared Serbu

Monday - 01/03/2011, 02:09pm EST
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Microsoft to host cloud services for USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture now has a blooming relationship with Microsoft. Earlier this month, Microsoft and the USDA reached an agreement to have Microsoft host email for as many as 120,000 employees. The company will also manage the USDA’s software and networks, as part of the agreement. USDA employees currently use 21 different email [...]

Tags: Federal Information Security Management Act , Microsoft , technology , USDA

Tuesday - 12/28/2010, 06:02pm EST
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