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How to consolidate data centers effectively

The administration plans on cutting 100 data centers this year and 700 more by 2015. Bob Otto of Agilex Technologies says this is an attainable goal and offers tips for agencies in the process.

Tags: Data center consolidation , technology , management , Bob Otto , Agilex , John Buckner , USPS , workforce , cloud computing

Monday - 04/18/2011, 04:08pm EDT
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Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Congress , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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For Army, network tops modernization priorities

Susan Lawrence, the Army's newly-appointed Chief Information Officer members of the IT and communications industry that the service is focused on creating an end-to-end IT infrastructure, eliminating structures that required soldiers to train and live on one network, and deploy on another.

Tags: DoD , Industry , Susan Lawrence , Mike Krieger , Army , cloud computing , enterprise email , AFCEA , Data center consolidation , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:06am EDT
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CIO will treat Navy, USMC as one IT enterprise

Terry Halvorsen, who was named the Department of the Navy chief information officer in November, told attendees at a San Diego conference that his organization would seek to build more effective, efficient IT structures by leveraging the size and capabilities of both the Navy and Marine Corps. He also predicted the department's IT operation would have to meet its responsibilities with fewer people and fewer resources than it now has.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , Contracting , Terry Halvorsen , Data center consolidation , Janice Haith , budget , network infrastructure , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:12am EST
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Navy takes aim at software, server spending

The Navy has set initial target dates to plan for a more efficient IT infrastructure, including data center consolidation, virtualization and enterprise software licensing. As a first step, the service says it needs to get a better handle on how many software licenses it actually owns.

Tags: technology , Navy , DoD , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , DoD budget , Janice Haith , David Dorsett , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Navy halts data center expansions

The Navy's top IT official ordered the entire service not to spend any money for new or upgraded servers and data centers. This comes as the service prepares to release its enterprise data center consolidation strategy in March.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , SOA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:14pm EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Bill Turnbull , Cindy Cassil , Margie Graves , Alfred Rivera , DHS , State , Energy , OMB , DISA , AFCEA , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , green IT , enterprise e-mail , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

Tags: technology , Bernie Mazur , Vivek Kundra , Andrew Jackson , Ken Salazar , Interior Department , OMB , role of the CIO , Data center consolidation , enterprisewide services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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2010 and Beyond: Opportunity in the age of austerity

Former EPA CIO Molly O'Neill highlights the top IT stories of this year in the DorobekINSIDER series, '2010 and Beyond.'

Tags: EPA , Molly O'Neill , IT , technology , Data center consolidation , cloud computing , 2010 and Beyond , CGI Federal , Dorobek Insider , age of austerity , budget , management , innovation , WikiLeaks

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 07:25pm EST
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White House adopts ‘cloud first’ policy

The White House is adopting a “cloud first” policy and plans to reconfigure IT by consolidating federal data centers and applications. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently unveiled the plan, which calls for creating a Data Center Consolidation Task Force and closing at least 800 of the federal government’s 2,100 data centers over the next five [...]

Tags: Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , technology , Data center consolidation

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 02:29pm EST
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