John Rath, Data Center Knowledge, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
After almost two years into the Federal Government data center consolidation project an interesting roadblock may have emerged to redirect cloud computing efforts. Plans to favor the DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) cloud for military departments and agencies may be set aside in favor of private sector clouds.
Jason Miller, FederalNewsRadio.com, Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Vendors wanting to provide cloud services and assess other vendors under the FedRAMP program will be watched closely so as not to violate federal conflict-of-interest rules.
Mathew Lodge, Fortune Contributor , Wednesday, December 21, 2011
In 2011, cloud computing demonstrated that it was a major driver of change in the IT industry. Organizations of all types and sizes began using the hybrid cloud -- a combination of public and private cloud computing -- in earnest. What can we look forward to in 2012?
J. Nicholas Hoover, InformationWeek, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The White House plans to require agencies to future-proof information technology decisions through the use of some mix of agile development, machine readable data, Web services and modular procurement techniques, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said in an interview with InformationWeek.
Steve VanRoekel, Federal Chief Information Officer, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The President has been clear that every Federal dollar spent must generate a positive return for the American people and that as we tackle our long term fiscal challenges, we must root out waste in government. One area that we know we can do better in is with the thousands of duplicative data centers that sprung up across the last decade.
Bob Brewin, NextGov, Monday, December 19, 2011
Congress has thrown a roadblock into the Defense Department's plans to consolidate many of its data centers into facilities operated by the Defense Information Systems Agency or the military services.
Jill R. Aitoro, Washington Business Journal, Friday, December 16, 2011
The devil is in the details, which is exactly what leaves some contractors concerned about the rollout of a new federal program that establishes security standards for cloud services.
Emily Kopp, Federal News Radio, Friday, December 16, 2011
"Crawl before you can walk. Walk before you can run." That's how Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel framed his strategy to achieve his 2012 priorities in his first speech to government IT contractors in Washington, D.C.
Jeff Erlichman, AOL Government, Friday, December 16, 2011
The General Services Administration will begin accepting applications Jan. 9, 2012, for the first group of companies to be chosen as Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAO) for the newly launched FedRAMP initiative, also known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program program.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Is the FBI trying to kill the use of cloud email services by local law enforcement agencies? Los Angeles, the first big city customer to adopt Google Apps for Government, now says the service cannot meet FBI security requirements. But is the FBI really at fault?