Oregon CIO Dugan Petty says collaboration should extend to federal and city agencies. His other priorities: cloud computing and IT acquisition reform.
Cloud computing offers the promise of greater efficiency and flexibility, but adopters must ensure that existing security requirements are being met in a new environment.
The move to virtualization and cloud computing means managers should deploy data center infrastructure management software to tie together the IT and facilities groups, according to IDC.
The emergence of stealthy advanced threats targeting critical systems raises the stakes in trusting our energy system to IP networks.
The Homeland Security Department is moving its public-facing websites to the cloud on a $600,000-a-year contract.
The ambitious and sometimes controversial former federal CIO had no shortage of big ideas for reforming government IT. But can they succeed without him?
The focus on leveraging 'big data' will drive agencies toward buying more pre-integrated IT solutions.
Microsoft has announced that Windows Live will be used as a key element for its codenamed "Windows 8" operating system.
An experimental Intel processor requires such low levels of energy that it can run on nothing but sunlight.
Congress can help move cloud computing forward by getting behind standards efforts, new acquisition policies and laws that promote trust, representatives from industry and government tell legislators.
Cloud Computing for Business gives companies and government organizatins the information needed to choose the right type of cloud and reap the most benefits from that decision.
Two new publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cloud Computing Working Groups lay a foundation for the Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, expected to be published in November.
Amazon Web Services joins Google Apps for Government and Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite among cloud services that can say they’re certified under FISMA.
Shuttering data centers and moving to the cloud can mean the loss of employees. But in some cases, agencies might need to hire more technical experts.
The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program can help manage sophisticated threats and complex networks, Ron Ross, NIST's senior scientist, says.