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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.

Could Yahoo's Axis change the way you browse the Web?

The new plug-in, for use with any major browser, can enhance search, but it might fall short of being revolutionary.

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.

In the virtual enterprise, storage is the new highway – and speed bump

Virtual desktop environments can create I/O storms that clog performance, but new tools can keep traffic moving.

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.

Navy crowdsourcing tool more than just a game

The Navy is using a computer game to crowdsource ideas to help make our fighting forces more efficient -- and less costly.

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.

Android, Mac malware on rise, and beware mom-and-pop websites

PCs are still the biggest target for cyber criminals, and legitimate but small-time, seldom-updated websites are becoming a common vector, McAfee’s threat report says.

New architecture underlies OMB's 'anytime, anywhere, any device' strategy

The strategy envisions a governmentwide architecture that can leverage innovative technology to make more government data and services available through a variety of channels.

After 6 weeks offline, ICANN reopens TLD application system

Applicants have an eight-day window to review and finalize applications for new generic top-level domain names.

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.

GPO expands its e-books to the Nook reader

Making its publications available for the Barnes & Noble e-reader adds to Government Printing Office's small but growing catalog of electronic books.

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.

Tougher road ahead for fed data-center consolidation

Many government departments and agencies have rid themselves of the most obvious efficiency offenders: small data centers, facilities previously marked for closure and IT resources deemed surplus to mission requirements.

Marine Corps Exchanges using analytics to improve merchandise planning

The MCX will use SAS to perform cluster analyses, which will help it gain better insight into the unique and changing needs of the local population.