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Trinity Returns, DCS Debuts, Senators Back IGs And DOD Metrics

FCW | Feb 27, 2015

DOD users have until May 30 to switch to the new cloud-based collaboration tool that will replace Defense Connect Online. A new Trinity at Los Alamos Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories took possession of the initial hardware for the...

CIA’s New Big Data Hub Will Be Hosted In The Cloud

Next Gov | Feb 26, 2015

The CIA is preparing to take the next step in its quest to shake upthe status quo of siloed agencies within the intelligence community. CIA Chief Information Officer Doug Wolfe confirmed Wednesday the intelligence agency will start using...

Think Fast: Game Trains Sailors In Missile Response

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

The Office of Naval Research has developed one its most serious games: a simulation that tests sailors’ ability to dodge an incoming missile at moment’s notice.  Strike Group Defender: The Missile Matrix, which recently won Best...

PlugFest Plus Aims To Speed Tech Innovation, Acquisition

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

The Air Force is testing a new acquisition approach that would enable vendors to have contracts in hand just weeks after demonstrating their potential solutions. The approach comes in the form of PlugFest Plus (PFP), an event similar to other...

AppealsTrak Helps Agencies Streamline UI Workflow

GCN | Feb 26, 2015

Like most government agencies dealing directly with the public, citizens expect state labor offices and unemployment agencies to deliver the same high-quality service as the private sector. As a result, states are becoming more proactive in how...

CIA To Launch Private App Store Next Month

Federal Times | Feb 26, 2015

CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Central Intelligence Agency just stood up a private cloud environment on infrastructure built by Amazon Web Services and, taking a cue from the private sector, is getting ready to launch an app...

Cyber Gets A Boost In VA Budget Request

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs, which failed its most recent security audit, is seeking a 16 percent increase in its information security budget for fiscal 2016, as it looks to tighten up controls on the sensitive data of America's veterans....

What 'Cloud' Really Stands For? House Mulls Over Pentagon IT Programs

Next Gov | Feb 26, 2015

Some lawmakers aren't convinced the Pentagon is adequately preparing for sophisticated cyberthreats, despite a growing Defense Department budget request. At a Feb. 25House Armed Services Committee hearing on DOD's IT investments, Rep. Jim...

How Much Cloud Is Too Much Cloud?

FCW | Feb 26, 2015

(Image: ra2studio / Shutterstock) What: "Cloud Adoption & Risk in Government Report," by Skyhigh Networks Why: In order for government to secure all the cloud services it offers and meet FISMA and FedRAMP requirements, it first needs to know...

Big Data Puts Agencies At Storage Crossroads

Fed Tech | Feb 26, 2015

Agencies create enormous amounts of data that will only grow exponentially over time. The era of Big Data is upon those in government, where megabytes and gigabytes are being replaced with exabytes, zettabytes and even yottabytes. This is just one...

Agencies Find New Ways To Manage The Big Data Explosion

Fed Tech | Feb 26, 2015

Federal leaders are always looking for ways to collect, store, share, protect and make use of data, something that becomes more challenging as the number of devices recording information rapidly increases. To cope with the avalanche of...

Justice Applying Lessons Learned In Kindergarten To IT

Federal News Radio | Feb 26, 2015

Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz will join Federal News Radio on March 4, at 1 p.m., for a free Ask the CIO Online chat. All you have to do is register and you can ask Joe your own questions. The Justice Department isn't being picky about...

Citrix And Google Enhance Enterprise Security And Management Of Android Devices

Government Security News Magazine | Feb 26, 2015

Citrix has announced an extension of its long-standing collaboration with Google by providing XenMobile support for Android for Work. This announcement builds on the multi-year collaboration between Citrix and Google that includes virtual app and...

DOD May Need Congressional Help On Data Centers

FCW | Feb 25, 2015

  Acting Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen may need legislation to accomplish his goal of transforming how DOD data centers operate, he told Congress Feb. 25. "We need to look at how we can expand private-public partnership, particularly...

Will Albuquerque’s Police Problems Arrest Its Economic Aspirations?

Governement Executive | Feb 25, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE - In November 2012, an article in Entrepreneur magazine quoted Republican Mayor Richard Berry touting the city's business-friendly atmosphere: "Companies and entrepreneurs who have invested here applaud Albuquerque as much for its...

Arresting The Storage Challenges Of Body Cameras

GCN | Feb 25, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT President Obama has requested $75 million over three years to fund the purchase of body cameras for police officers in his recent budget – with an objective to make the use of body cameras a core part of day-to-day law...

The Plan To Fix Federal IT

Federal Times | Feb 25, 2015

CONNECT 3 TWEET 2 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The administration is making a significant push to reform federal IT, as seen in the president's 2016 budget request and the appointment of two industry veterans as the nation's top technologists: Google...

Blog: Show Me The Money

MeriTalk | Feb 25, 2015

The2016 budget's out - read six pages in the Analytic Perspectiveto get smart on what's important in Fed IT. If you won't do the homework, this cup'sa must-read. We did the reading so you don't have to. In addition to the typical yada, yada on...

Lockheed Martin And Esri Deploy Geographic Software To Amazon Cloud Services With NGA

Defense Daily | Feb 25, 2015

Lockheed Martin [LMT] and Esri deployed commercial software, a portal for ArcGIS, to the Amazon Web Services Commercial Cloud Services (CS2) environment with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Lockheed Martin said on Feb. 17.The...

Cloud-based 311 Keeps Philly Services Agile

GCN | Feb 25, 2015

When Philadelphia’s original Open311 system kept the city from engaging with residents as it would like, officials decided to replace it. The new system, announced last week, takes the city from an on-premise solution, implemented in 2008, to a...

Local Governments Look To Software-Defined Data Centers

StateTech | Feb 25, 2015

For Pinellas County, Fla., it's all about the software. CIO Martin Rose says the county wants to develop an in-house self-service provisioning model in which agencies can spin up IT resources as they need them, similar to a public cloud. That...