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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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Census implementing virtualization-first policy

Brian McGrath, the chief information officer at the Census Bureau, says his agency is about to implement a “virtualization-first” policy. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller, “All new applications will be serviced via a virtualized guest as opposed to a bare-metal deployment of hardware. Unless there is a compelling engineering or architechture reason to [...]

Tags: Brian McGrath , Census , cloud computing , Virtualization

Friday - 05/13/2011, 06:37pm EDT

DoD benefitting from BRAC-inspired IT upgrades

Moving into a new building has allowed DISA to revamp its technology infrastructure, including consolidating circuits, servers and paper records. The Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical is building a new network to carry health data and applications for three services to share. Both organizations say without BRAC, these changes would have taken longer to happen.

Tags: BRAC , BRAC Impact , DISA , Army , Jason Miller , technology , DoD , Henry Sienkiewicz , Chuck Chapdelaine , Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical , Navy , Air Force , Ft. Meade , records management , IP network , health IT ,

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 10:52am EDT
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Agriculture shares data center consolidation lessons

Shape 'em up or shut 'em down - Department of Agriculture CIO Christopher Smith discusses thinning down your data centers.

Tags: technology , Christopher Smith , agriculture , In Depth

Friday - 05/06/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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Federal data center answer may be found in Facebook

Pete Tseronis, the chief technology officer at the Department of Energy, tells Federal News Radio federal data centers will start to look a lot like Facebook.

Tags: Federal Drive , AFCEA IT Day , technology , DoE , CTO , Peter Tseronis , AFCEA Bethesda , Facebook , Open Compute Project

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:41am EDT
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All DoD eyes focused on Army's cloud email transition

The Army is moving its email to the Defense Information Systems Agency's cloud. DISA's vice chief told reporters Tuesday that getting the rest of the military services on board was a question of when, not if.

Tags: DoD , technology , Army , DISA , Navy , Air Force , Mike Krieger , Ronnie Hawkins , enterprise email , cloud computing , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:21am EDT
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GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , VA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , IT reforms , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT
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