Market Watch (Business Wire), Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The survey, underwritten by AT&T , found that the Federal Government could save $18.9 billion annually by migrating services and applications to the cloud. The survey also found that many Federal agency leaders believe their agencies are missing the benefits of non-private cloud models and many have not made cloud adoption a strategic priority.
Stephanie Wasko, Federal News Radio, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
The Department of Commerce will soon have a captain to lead its ventures into open data. The department will hire its first-ever chief data officer as one of several open data initiatives, Secretary Penny Pritzker announced July 14 at the Esri International User's conference.
William Welsh, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, July 17, 2014
NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
Henry Kenyon, FierceGovernmentIT, Wednesday, July 16, 2014
An IT industry group has established a commission to advise the federal government on the convergence of social media, mobile, analytics, and cloud technologies.
Ian Murphy, Business Cloud, Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The European Commission has launched a formal tender for SMART 2014/1072 - Deployment of an EU Open Data core platform: implementation of the pan-European Open Data Portal and related services. This promises to be the worlds biggest open data project to date, eclipsing the UK Data.Gov.UK and the US Data.Gov which currently deliver approximately 15,000 and 111,000 data sets respectively.
Mark Sullivan, VB News, Monday, July 14, 2014
Many health-related apps and devices will be hitting the market in the next year or two. And the data that these apps and devices collect could help your doctor provide a more holistic picture of your health. But, as I wrote a few weeks ago, when that health data crosses the line from consumer health cloud into the healthcare delivery system, HIPAA privacy rules will come into play.
Greg Otto, FedScoop, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
The General Services Administration has released a request for information that could allow the agency to track cloud-buying trends across the federal government. The RFI is requesting feedback from vendors about how and what agencies are buying in respect to cloud services, with that information possibly leading to cloud services being given their own special item number (SIN) under GSA’s Schedule 70.
Clare McDonald, ComputerWeekly, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Google has extended its enterprise apps portfolio with functionality that could make it a viable alternative to traditional enterprise software – especially for governments and in regulated industries, where data protection is key.
Michael Endler, InformationWeek, Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Other news included the expansion of the preview of Microsoft's Azure government cloud, as well as a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online offering for government cloud customers. Like Microsoft's other government cloud services, Dynamics CRM Online for government data will be housed separately from public Azure services in its own multi-tenant cloud.
Federal News Radio, Monday, July 07, 2014
What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Office of Integrated Technology Services? How does ITS maximize the value of government IT while also lowering its cost? What is ITS doing to improve its operations and become more efficient and agile? Join host Michael Keegan as he explore these questions and more with Mary Davie, assistant commissioner, Office of Integrated Technology Services (ITS) in GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).