The National Institute of Standards and Technology's top cloud computing executive offers five steps agencies can take to benefit from the government's cloud tech road map.
Two recent decisions don't seem connected, but both will affect the way agencies ultimately choose to move to cloud computing while supporting new mobile devices.
You can move old, clunky applications to the cloud, but they'll still be old, clunky applications, federal IT execs say.
GSA recently entered into an agreement with the Agriculture and Interior Departments as well as the Environmental Protection Agency to move geospatial data from the geodata.gov portal into data.gov, said David McClure, associate administrator with GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies.
The pilot program in the Midwest uses two-way video and secure text applications to treat patients in rural areas and those with mobility issues.
The town of Norcross, Ga., is looking to the smart grid as a service to upgrade its electric grid and boost energy efficiency.
Using open-source software can let organizations draw on a wide range of expertise, which can come in handy after a cyberattack, a State Department official says.
In one example, Pike Research shows how a $60 smart-phone app could give an attacker control over parts of a power grid. But what is being done about it?
The water in the mineral oil-fueled cooling tank, heated by computers to about 122 degrees, is being routed to the HVAC systems of surrounding buildings in Sweden.
A multiagency effort is developing a one-stop shop for accurate, interoperable geospatial data, maps and tools from across government.
The App Internet is an emerging trend that will allow organizations to deliver more value to citizens, customers and business partners, according to an analyst with Forrester Research.
Researchers recommend against putting critical data in a public cloud after discovering that it is easily accessible through Google's search engine.
NASA is working on a cloud storefront that will give the agency's scientists and engineers access to computing resources and services they require -- regardless of their computer environment.
Agency IT managers charged with deploying cloud computing will want to closely check the last two volumes of The U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, according to some industry observers.
Desktop virtualization is intended as a server-centric computing model where all client data and desktop configuration information are stored on a server.