Cloud/Virtualization/Green


9 lessons from federal IT reform

As the 25-point plan's 18-month deadline arrives, agencies' cloud migrations are about 80 percent complete and should begin reaping $100 million a year in savings.

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FedRAMP aims to authorize 3 cloud providers by year's end

The three CSPs applied for accreditation on the day the program officially launched.

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The Invincea Browser can record malware activity while operating from a safe, virtual environment.

Group offers 5 steps to federal IT reform

The SIIA guide calls for a comprehensive road map, changes to culture, and easier entry for small businesses.

FedRAMP about to hit the streets

The program to help ensure security as agencies move to the cloud will begin operating this week, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel says.

NASA buys into consuming cloud services

NASA is shifting its emphasis away from developing cloud services and toward being a “smart consumer” of commercial cloud services,

New commission aims to help government tap into big data

Group's leaders say innovation in using data is key to boosting U.S. competitiveness.

Microsoft unveils Office 365 for Government

Built to the same security standards as Office 365 for Enterprises, the cloud platform includes Exchange Online, Lync Online, SharePoint Online and Office Professional Plus.

NIST guide explains cloud in plain terms

The guidance gives general how-tos in five areas: management, data governance, security and reliability, virtual machines, and software and applications.

Administration 'prematurely declaring victory' on IT reforms, GAO says

Despite improvements in the efficiency of federal IT spending, the Obama administration's reform program has a long way to go, an official told a Senate subcommittee.

Key technologies in digital strategy have one thing in common

The innovative technologies in the administration's "anywhere, anytime, any device" digital strategy will ride on the cloud, a former federal CIO says.

NASCIO urges states to adopt federal Medicaid IT plan

The Medicaid Information Technology Architecture framework is a way states can decouple legacy systems and break down existing silos in state government, the association said in a report.

IT revolution reshapes federal marketplace

As agencies move toward a model of sharing goods and services, it's changing the business landscape, according to Richard Spires, CIO at the Homeland Security Department.

USASpending takes big data to the cloud

The General Services Administration's USASpending.gov website is using the GCE Big Data and Analytics Cloud for storing and managing large volumes of data.