Enterprise Architecture


Does the public sector have the IT skills for cloud?

Two recent surveys tell a story of what's holding IT managers back from moving to cloud computing.

New York state CIO Dan Chan

NY CIO: In the future, states will share systems

Acting New York State CIO Daniel Chan is seeking ways to show IT's value to taxpayers by using cloud technologies and sharing systems among states.

Paul McCloskey

To take the next IT step, agencies have to get creative

Governments will have to resort to some atypical financial and management techniques to acquire cloud services under current economic conditions.

Updating IT systems? These checklists help you do it right.

NIST's checklist program continues to be updated to help automate configuration and monitoring of IT systems.

GSA plans its next big step into the cloud

The General Services Administration is looking for a provider for enterprise IT management services.

Red Hat rolls out FIPS-certified OS, cloud products

A series of federal security certifications for Red Hat's open-source operating system and two new cloud products offer developers a variety of options for designing and managing agency cloud applications.

6 tips for securing IPv6

Despite the long-term promise of improved security, the transition to IPv6 will bring additional problems to the network in the short term. Here are six tips to help you handle them.

Census consolidation by the numbers

A snapshot of the Census Bureau's server virtualization project highlights the key points of its move toward a virtual private cloud.

Shawn P. McCarthy

Old systems: When to modernize, leapfrog, shut down or stay the course

Here are some rules of thumb IT managers can follow when facing the end of life of legacy systems.

Want to know what you spend on data centers? Start shutting them down.

The consolidation process gives administrators a look into the costs of running data centers that they might not otherwise get, a DHS IT official says.

NIST looks to define the pros and cons of cloud models

New National Institute for Standards and Technology report describes the variety of cloud systems and discusses their strengths and weaknesses for government users.

Wanted: Enterprise architects for data center consolidation

The EA community needs to play a bigger role in consolidation activities, Treasury's chief enterprise architect says.

VA quietly awards Dell $476M deal for PCs

The VA has awarded a $476 million contract to Dell for 600,000 personal computers. The contract follows on a previous one crticized as uncompetitive.

US Africa Command's info management system is up to the task

Microsoft's Task Management Tracker helps handle the flow of orders and directives, allowing the command to increase its workload.

DI2E framework seeks to unite wealth of intelligence data

The Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise represents a formal system of exploitation, analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence across the Defense Department and intelligence agencies.