Cloud and Infrastructure

Developing a successful government disaster recovery plan

As the number of natural disasters continues to increase and the cost of recovery exponentiates, DR planning will be vital to the continuity of government agencies at every level.

State CIOs focusing on cyber, digital services, connectivity in 2022

Cloud services, identity and access management and app modernization led NASCIO’s list of top tech tools.

Quantum computing is reality, not fiction. Here’s how agencies can prepare

Establishing supply chains -- infrastructure, network and security -- for quantum computing is a formidable and far-reaching task that must start now.

HPC helps scientists extract data from satellite and drone imagery

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers are using GPU-powered machine learning and high-performance computing platforms to optimize data extraction from satellite and drone imagery.

AWS launches Top-Secret West region

The new cloud region, more than 1,000 miles from AWS Top-Secret East, will give customers in the defense, intelligence and national security communities access to multi-region architectures for increased resiliency and availability.

Cloud.gov explores authentication service

The General Services Administration is creating an authentication service for Cloud.gov and other agency customers.

Lawmakers dig into FedRAMP security

Security weaknesses in the FedRAMP program were raised at a meeting between federal officials and lawmakers ahead of a vote to codify the General Services Administration’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program into law.

Data center backlash in Arizona town

Once happy to attract data center operators, officials in Chandler now say the data centers have not created enough high-quality jobs, use too much water and electricity and produce a constant hum that disturbs residents living nearby.

4 trends shaping government cloud use

Agencies look to cloud computing to help with compliance and sensitive workloads and as a platform for emerging technologies and maintaining data sovereignty.

How agencies can conquer generational technology skips

As many agency hardware update cycles were deferred during the mass telework period, IT teams must now interface with technology that is up to 25 times faster than what was current at the start of the crisis.

Glendale builds schedule optimizer for its police department

The city worked with Arizona State University to develop SmartBeats, a scheduling tool that optimizes the police department’s efficiency.

Pod security for 5G cloud infrastructure

CISA and NSA have issued guidance on strengthening Pod isolation by limiting permissions on deployed containers and implementing real-time threat detection.

DOD taps cloud contenders for JEDI replacement

The Defense Department has invited Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google and Oracle to compete for its massive warfighter cloud program.

Visualizing data for on-demand transit planning

Remix’s On-demand Planning platform lets users model on-demand transit operating costs, service-area demographics and service quality scenarios before implementation.

Why we should insist on technology-neutral broadband infrastructure funding

With terrestrial, non-terrestrial, wireless and wired technologies all providing reliable high-speed internet access, limiting broadband funding to fiber-optic installations will slow deployments, raise costs and stifle competition.

Arizona county pilots SaaS solar permit processing

SolarAPP+, a software-as-a-service application developed by the National Renewable Energy Lab and available to Accela’s customers, helped Pima County, Ariz., cut the solar permitting review process from a week to just one hour.

The big lift: Modernizing state UI systems

The Department of Labor and the U.S. Digital Service are working with states to develop modular components to augment states’ legacy unemployment insurance systems.