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OVERNIGHT TECH: Chorus Sings New Tune On Songwriter Payments

The Hill – Hillicon Valley | Mar 4, 2015

THE LEDE:A bipartisan handful of lawmakers in both chambers brought back legislation on Wednesday aiming to change the way songwriters get paid for their work. Lawmakers pushing the Songwriter Equity Act say that they were laying down their marker...

Blog: DISA Cloud Pricing – MilCloud Laps RACE?

MeriTalk | Mar 2, 2015

SHARE: True to their word, Terry Halvorsen and Major General Alan Lynn released milCloud pricing on Friday. Here's the chance for industry to see the competitor's price card. Some observations. Let's start with the definition -milCloud is designed...

FBI’s Biometric Data Center Key To Identifying Jihadi John

Homeland Security News Wire | Mar 2, 2015

BiometricsFBI's biometric data center key to identifying Jihadi John Published 2 March 2015Share| The FBI is unlikely to release details of how, working with allies in the United Kingdom, it managed to accomplish the task of identifying "Jihadi...

DCIM: Exposing IT Value To The Business

Government CIO Magazine | Mar 1, 2015

The IT industry is currently experiencing an amazing transformation. Whereas most long-term IT professionals have spent their careers creating and supporting increasingly complex IT structures with primary metrics of availability and uptime, the...

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...

Are FDCCI Goals Too Timid?

Federal Times | Feb 25, 2015

CONNECT 1 TWEET 1 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Agencies participating in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative are on track to close almost 3,800 data centers by the end of 2015, consolidating a total of 1.7 million square feet. These...

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...

Virtualization's Value In Data Center Consolidation

Federal Times | Feb 24, 2015

CONNECT 4 TWEET 4 LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Ted Girard is vice president of Delphix Federal. In September, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report on federal data center consolidation efforts. The encouraging news is...

Experts: Data Center Consolidation Goals Not Aggressive Enough

i360Gov | Feb 18, 2015

Federal Times: Agencies participating in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative are on track to close almost 3,800 data centers by the end of 2015, consolidating a total of 1.7 million square feet. These consolidation efforts are...

Agencies Continue Data Center Consolidation Efforts

Fed Tech | Feb 17, 2015

Despite making good progress in consolidating its data centers and virtualizing servers, the State Department's IT leaders are striving to do even better. In recent years, the department eliminated 12 domestic data centers, mostly small server...

President's Budget Outlines Future Of Federal IT

Federal Times | Feb 16, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE President Obama's 2016 budget proposal and the appointment of high-profile industry executives as the government's top technologists outline a push to make the government's adoption of technology more agile and...

Three Top Priorities For New Federal CIO

Federal Times | Feb 13, 2015

CONNECT 3 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The new Federal CIO Tony Scott is an industry veteran - serving as chief information officer at Microsoft, Disney and General Motors before VMware and the White House - but the federal space brings with it a...

High-Risk List: Government IT Projects Fail ‘Too Frequently’

Next Gov | Feb 11, 2015

The new federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, has his work cut out for him. The Government Accountability Office today is adding information technology acquisition to its high-profile list of "high-risk" federal programs. Despite a raft...

8 Things To Know About Tony Scott

FCW | Feb 6, 2015

Being the new federal CIO will be Tony Scott's first government job, but certainly not his first turn in the CIO chair. And he has picked up a thing or two on his 35-year journey through the corporate world. Here are some bits of his background...

VMware Hybrid VCloud Gets FedRAMP Approval

GCN | Feb 6, 2015

VMware announced that its VMware vCloud Government Service (vCGS), provided by Carpathia, has achieved provisional authority to operate (ATO) through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) program. vCGS is a government...

Blog: Halvorsen Takes The Hill?

MeriTalk | Feb 5, 2015

Is DoD marching in double time to the cloud - or MIA on modernization? That's the question that caused companies to close ranks at last week's DoD industry day at the Commerce Department. Couldn't get a billet? You're not alone - many could not...