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The Defense Department has laid out an ambitious cloud computing strategy that includes building up and transitioning to an DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment as well leveraging a broad range of commercial services. DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai released the four-step strategy Wednesday. The strategy includes steps for winnowing down the number of data centers to a few "core" elements as well as phasing out dedicated infrastructures in favor of shareable, virtualized ones.
OMB highlights successes of 25-point strategy on its 18-month anniversary. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies saved $100 million from moving email to the cloud. There now are more than 1,000 qualified program managers in the new job series. The IT reform plan helps institute culture change from CIOs on down.
June 7, 2012(Encore presentation July 5, 2012)
Tags: technology , management , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Mike Hettinger , SIIA , 25-point IT reform plan , cloud computing , shared services , TechStat , FedRAMP , acquisition , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO , PortfolioStat , agile development , 2210 job series , IT acquisition
CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012
ThunderCat Technology founder Tom Deierlien joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency with its data center consolidation.
May 1, 2012
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The military's chief information officer, Teri Takai, said after the Army completes its migration to DISA's email-as-a-service, the Air Force will be next. She said the Navy also is in discussions to move to the cloud. DoD soon will release a new cloud computing strategy and standards guide for industry.
March 22, 2012(Encore presentation April 19, 2012)
The space agency's CIO Linda Cureton said the I3P contracts are helping NASA stay on pace as technology matures. The agency already is seeing benefits from the three awards made in 2011.
February 23, 2012
The service hires eight vendors to provide private cloud computing services.
Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Army , area processing centers , Jason Miller , Criterion Systems , General Dynamics One Source , Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services , HP Enterprise , IBM , Lockheed Martin , MicroTech , Northrop Grumman
The federal CIO expects agencies will shut down 1,200 data centers by 2015, up from the goal of 962 set in October. VanRoekel said agencies already benefiting from shutting down facilities in 2011.
The Army's senior leaders want the service to beat its 2015 target to cut down the number of data centers it uses.
Agencies must report data center consolidation savings this week to OMB in preparation for 2013 budget request. The administration keeps the IT passback guidance short with a focus only on a few priorities over the next year.