A self-healing network and other new technology for government

Federal officials and industry representatives got together at AFCEA's Emerging Technology Symposium to go over the latest tools.

TSA piggybacks on Coast Guard emergency alert systems

When the Transportation Security Administration needed to upgrade its emergency alert system, it opted to use the system already in place for its sister agency the Coast Guard.

Feds to advance data center marketplace for unused capacity

The Federal Data Center Consolidation Task Force is working to develop the marketplace, part of the administration's efforts to save money through consolidation.

Can virtualization save government $30B by 2015?

Federal, state and local IT leaders expect virtualization to double in the next four years, but legacy apps and funding remain hurdles, a MeritTalk survey finds.

Cleversafe targets big data with 10 exabyte storage

Cleversafe debuts "dispersed storage" system capable of holding 10 exabytes of data, a scale required by new methods for analyzing big data streams.

DOD must trim, restructure network infrastructure

DOD's Deputy CIO Robert Carey says military networks, including 900 data centers, need to be cut and allowed to share data to achieve true efficiency levels and interoperability.

Amazon's new NoSQL-based database is a real Dynamo

Amazon Web Services has launched a new database service that enables customers to store and modify unstructured content while proving rapid access to data.

CSC unveils a cloud for federal agencies

CSC has unveiled a cloud computing platform designed primarily for federal agencies, which provides infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.

CMS wants to pool IT resources into virtual data center

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to establish dispersed, world-class data centers owned and operated by a broad set of industry partners under a single contract vehicle.

Hot enough for you: Data center cooling system heats buildings

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.

To survive tight IT budgets, focus on results, analyst says

Federal IT managers need to shift the focus from reducing IT costs to helping agencies make government work more effectively in the current climate, a Gartner analyst told government managers.

A data center without hard drives: That's Stanford's RAM plan.

Stanford University researchers say a server using only dynamic random-access memory could recover from a crash in 1.6 seconds.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding Data Center Modernization Options

    As government agencies modernize data centers, there are many options for complying with mandates, streamlining operations, and reducing costs. Cutting-edge technologies, such as Flash, paired with cloud operations, adds speed and efficiency. Modernizing data center management also can accelerate workload processing, optimize data analytics, and increase security.

  • With Help From GSA, Agencies Get IT Fit

    The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.

  • Enabling the Data-Driven Economy in the Cognitive Era

    Government leaders have to consider and weigh many variables as they undertake the mission to improve the lives of citizens. They are continually challenged to improve program outcomes, optimize service delivery, and strengthen security, safety and resilience. They face these challenges knowing they have to build capabilities to identify hidden patterns, apply insight with speed and build knowledge that will better enable them to enhance and protect the economic vitality of the citizens and communities they serve.

  • Mission Possible! Your cognitive future in Government

    Welcome to the age of cognitive computing, where intelligent machines simulate human brain capabilities to help solve society’s most vexing problems. Early adopters in government and other industries are already realizing significant value from this innovative technology, and its potential to transform government is enormous. Currently, cognitive systems are helping government organizations navigate complexity in operational environments and foster improved engagement with constituents. Our research indicates that government leaders are poised to embrace this groundbreaking technology and invest in cognitive capabilities to improve outcomes for government organizations across mission areas.

  • Compliance is Made Easier with Certain Steps

    State and local agencies have to prioritize which regulations are most applicable and find efficient ways to ensure compliance—a task made more challenging by insufficient human and financial resources.


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