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Navy, DHS, State make strides in the cloud

When it comes to reducing costs and wasteful spending at agencies, IT managers are being leaned on heavily to get the job done. The Navy is moving ahead with its technology efficiency and consolidation initiative by putting the brakes on spending for new servers, server upgrades and data centers. “We are reevaluating what all of [...]

Tags: AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , DHS , IT , Navy , State , Virtualization

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 06:17pm EST

Virtualization key for future of Bureau of the Public Debt

IT managers from large agencies and small agencies alike are looking at virtualization to help them save money and streamline processes. On this week’s Ask the CIO program, Kim McCoy, chief information officer at the Bureau of the Public Debt, discussed her agency’s plans in this arena. McCoy told Federal News Radio her agency, along [...]

Tags: Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 07:02pm EST

OMB releases details of cloud-first policy for agencies

The use of cloud computing is one of the major aspects of the administration’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.” OMB recently announced a cloud-first policy for agency IT programs moving forward. Last week, OMB released more details on its cloud computing plans for agencies.    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , GSA , IT reform , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 06:15pm EST

OMB announces ‘cloud first’ policy for agencies

Big news this week on the cloud computing front. Agencies are being required by the Office of Management and Budget to adopt a “cloud-first” policy as part of the 2012 budget process. Jeff Zients, chief performance officer and deputy director for management at OMB, made the announcement during a speech at the Northern Virginia Technology [...]

Tags: cloud computing , IT , Jeff Zients , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 06:03pm EST
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Interior defines new approach to IT

The Interior Department issued its four-year technology transformation plan where it describes how it will save $100 million a year starting in 2016. Interior's roadmap focuses on back office and administrative systems.

Tags: Bernie Mazer , Interior , IT reforms , IT , technology , cloud computing , Ken Salazar , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/08/2011, 05:12pm EDT

Moving to the cloud

Host John Gilroy will talk cloud computing with Van Risau and David Blakenhorn, executives at DLT Solutions.
July 5, 2011

Tags: technology , cloud computing , dlt solutions , van ristu , van ristau , david blankenhorn , data migration , data loss , data privacy , sun microsystems , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 07:23pm EDT
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Agencies not tracking data center consolidation savings, report says

Mark Weber is the president of the U.S. public sector group of NetApp. He spoke to Federal News Radio about the report.

Tags: Mark Weber , NetApp , technology

Friday - 07/01/2011, 12:16pm EDT
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Navy must cut IT business systems spending by 25 percent

The Navy readies RFIs for email and data storage to figure out how to best reduce spending on non-mission critical systems. Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen is exploring whether DON's non-classified email can be hosted by a third party, and whether a public-private partnership can be developed around data centers. Navy has no plans to use the DISA email system.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , industry , contracting , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , enterprise email , Terry Halvorsen , Robert Work , AFCEA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 06/10/2011, 07:57am EDT
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'Ruthless' cost cutting coming to Navy IT

Terry Halvorsen, the Department of the Navy's chief information officer, said the Navy and Marine Corps should expect ruthless cost cutting in information technology. Halvorsen said if the services don't cut costs themselves, it will be done for them.

Tags: DoD , Department of the Navy , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , management , budget , DoD budget , efficiencies , application rationalization , Enterprise software licensing , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:40am EDT
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VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , cloud computing , mobile computing , Management of Change , Jason Miller , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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