Enterprise Architecture

NASA: Moving to mobile is win-win

Agency's CTO says mobile devices can allow for better productivity, increased data sharing with the public, support for BYOD, and even crowdsourcing app development.

San Diego turns over app development to CGI

The move will free up core IT staff to focus on citizen-facing services; create efficient operations and cut costs.

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.

White House will pick innovators to fast track IT game-changers

The Presidential Innovation Fellowship aims to pair public- and private-sector experts to help complete five core IT projects in six months.

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.

New Red Hat Linux 5 version meets federal security standards

A new security certification allows federal agencies to use Red Hat's Enterprise Linux 5 with the KVM hypervisor on IBM systems for a variety of command and control and secure operations.

Gigabit WiFi speeds on the way, but beware the draft

The race to produce super-fast 802.11ac wireless routers ahead of IEEE's final approval could create some confusion.

Texas retirement trust modernizes to boost benefits system performance

The Texas County & District Retirement System is modernizing legacy systems to efficiently administer employer benefit plans with improved workflow management tools.

DISA to roll out defense-wide mobility plan

DISA is gearing up to launch a DOD-wide mobility strategy that will include setting up an enterprise app store and establishing standards for software developers.

Consolidation at the crossroads: 4 paths taken

Budget-strapped agencies are looking for savings in e-mail consolidation, whether in a public, private or hybrid cloud. Here's how four organizations did it.

Integrated services? The cloud alone isn't enough.

Agencies will need to deploy cloud and service-oriented architectures together to achieve integrated services and greater information exchange across agencies and organizations, government and industry experts say.

Big Apple in .nyc state of mind with plans for its own TLD

New York City is set to take advantage of ICANN's new rules allowing an expanded number of top-level domains.

Industry to Congress: Hands off cybersecurity

A panel of network executives warns legislators that imposing requirements for security could hamper them in efforts to get ahead of the bad guys.

New standard boosts security for digital docs

FIPS 180-4 updates the federal Secure Hash Standard by adding two new algorithms to the list of those approved for validating digital content.

What's inside NOAA's cloud?

An installation of Google Apps for Government can feature a variety of different programs.

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