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TSA IT Budget Cuts Spur Innovations In Cloud, Risk Management

Federal News Radio | May 22, 2015

The Transportation Security Administration wants its employees to think differently when it comes to innovating with technology. It's not just cloud or mobility or any of the often-used buzzwords. "One of the areas that we are seeing for...

Navy Cloud And Air Force Space Launch

FCW | May 15, 2015

Navy moves cloud initiatives to spur change Frustrated with slow data center consolidation and cloud adoption, the Navy is moving initiatives to a new home in hopes of shaking up server-hugging commands. Speaking May 14 at the Naval IT Day...

Slow Progress Forces Navy To Change Strategies For Cloud, Data Centers

Federal News Radio | May 15, 2015

The Department of the Navy isn't making as much progress on data center consolidation and moving to the cloud as it wants to. So the Navy is moving the initiatives under a new owner and coming down hard on those who are standing in the way....

Get The Results Your Government Needs With Data Center Consolidation

StateTech | May 13, 2015

When Oklahoma began its data center consolidation in 2011, each of the state's more than 170 agencies had been procuring its own IT infrastructure. "We had 129 different email systems and 30 data center and computer room locations,'" says Dustin...

Blog: Cloud Pioneers, Fence Sitters, Box Huggers Divide Federal IT

MeriTalk | May 11, 2015

By Drew Doggett Cloud computing is catching on in the federal market almost as fast as in the commercial sector, according to a new report from the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group released May 11th, at a Capitol Hill event featuring Caucus...

Four Reasons To Start With System-wide Visibility

FCW | May 11, 2015

IT professionals are struggling to understand the health, utilization and performance of their infrastructure, writes John Gentry, vice president of marketing and alliances for Virtual Instruments.  From national security to transportation, our...

States, Cities Vying To Become U.S. “cyber Hub”

Homeland Security News Wire | May 8, 2015

Cyber businessStates, cities vying to become U.S. "cyber hub" Published 8 May 2015Share| The global cybersecurity market reached $67 billion in 2011, and it is projected to grow as high as $156 billion by 2019. The need for cybersecurity solutions...

Fort Knox Becomes First U.S. Base To Generate Its Own Electric Supply

Federal News Radio | May 8, 2015

The pursuit of energy independence on military bases has been a priority across the Defense Department for several years. This week, Fort Knox became the first installation to actually pull it off. Using newly constructed generators, a...

How Standards Helped Oak Ridge Tame Its Data Center

GCN | May 4, 2015

The data center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory had an efficiency problem. According to Scott Milliken, Oak Ridge's computer facility manager, it started with how equipment was being purchased -- via grants. Scientists using the data center were...

State CIOs See Rapid Shift To The Cloud

Government Technology | May 2, 2015

Reservations that state IT leaders once had about putting government systems in the cloud are fading fast. State CIOs interviewed at the NASCIO Mid-Year Conference the week of April 27 are aggressively adopting cloud-based services, with some...

OMB Unveils FITARA Guidelines For Public Comment

Next Gov | Apr 30, 2015

Months after Congress approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act -- designed to prevent government technology flubs like HealthCare.gov's glitchy rollout -- the Office of Management and Budget has released implementation guidelines. The draft...

OMB's Draft FITARA Policy Attempts To Fix, Move Past IT Reform Efforts

Federal News Radio | Apr 30, 2015

The much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology is littered with words such as "shall," "must" and "all" to underscore the importance and expectations of not just federal chief information officers,...

U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's Draft FITARA Guidance Aims To Advance IT Reform

Federal News Radio | Apr 30, 2015

The much-anticipated guidance to reform how agencies buy and manage information technology is littered with words such as "shall," "must" and "all" to underscore the importance and expectations of not just federal chief information officers,...

GITEC 2015 Honors Project Managers

Fed Tech | Apr 27, 2015

The Government Information Technology Executive Council honored a number of outstanding government technology projects with its 2015 Project Management Excellence Awards, given out at 2015 GITEC Summit in Baltimore. The Social Security...