Cloud & Infrastructure

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.

Cybersecurity

Pessimism over FISMA deadline starts at the top, survey finds

A majority of federal IT officials don't expect to meet OMB's September deadline for implementing continuous security monitoring, and C-level officials are the most doubtful of all.

Cloud & Infrastructure

IBM's 'racetrack' could change the world of computer memory

The innovative architecture could lead to data-centric computing that allows massive amounts of data to be accessed in less than a billionth of a second.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Do you know the App Internet? It knows you.

The App Internet is an emerging trend that will allow organizations to deliver more value to citizens, customers and business partners, according to an analyst with Forrester Research.

Enterprise architects must prove their worth in reducing duplication

EA is vital to elimninating duplication, but architects need to use metrics to show the value of their programs, panel members say.

Fear the slasher: Surviving the IT budget horror show

The agency budget has become the most terrifying thing in the federal world. Here are a few steps you can take (note: don't back into a dark room) to survive the blades, teeth and tentacles of the slashers.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How the Navy plans to run a tighter IT ship

CIO says data-center consolidation, trimming of redundant applications, wireless devices and a cloud-based architecture are on the agenda.

Army's Global Network Enterprise closer to reality

The Global Network Enterprise, which was developed to improve compatibility within the LandWarNet architecture, is moving from concept to implementation.

The one constant element of agency IT projects

Creating a tag cloud from the GCN Awards' winning nominations reveals the one thing that, no matter the project, is on everyone's mind.

Cloud & Infrastructure

30 state IT projects finalists for NASCIO awards

NASCIO has selected 30 state IT initiatives in 10 categories as finalists for its 2011 Recognition Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Information Technology in State Government.

Which agencies rank as the most innovative? The least?

A Partnership for Public Service study asked feds to rate their agencies on whether innovation is encouraged, and whether it's rewarded.

Cybersecurity

Stuxnet-style attack could wreak havoc at prisons, researchers say

U.S. correctional facilities use programmable logic controllers to control doors and manage security, which makes them vulnerable to a Stuxnet-type worm, according to a research white paper.

Cybersecurity

After 13 years, critical infrastructure security still lacking

Despite years of presidential directives, legislation and policies, threats to the nation’s critical infrastructure continue to grow, House panel is told.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Commission presents roadmap, buyer's guide for moving to cloud

CLOUD2, which has collaborated with NIST, provided 14 recommendations and a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide for agencies.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Just the facts: The numbers on DOD's AKO, DKO and JKO portals

The announcement of the closure of Defense Knowledge Online is furthering uncertainty over the future of DOD's online portals and enterprise services. Here's a quick look at some of the stats.

DOD to KO Defense Knowledge Online portal

The Defense Department's plans to shutter its Defense Knowledge Online portal are set. What comes next?

Have you delved into your data lately?

Instead of just reporting on public-sector data, shops should be exploring it. This is particularly true in government, where very large data sets can benefit from cutting-edge visual data exploration technologies.

Army tackles data center consolidation, enterprise e-mail

The Army CIO tackles data center consolidation and enterprise e-mail, two major projects that have significant interest across the Army and the Defense Department.

Take two of these and boost your data quality

These modern techniques will help make any enterprise data quality initiative, no matter how complex, a success.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Report: Sky's practically the limit for public cloud services

An IDC forecast said spending on public cloud services will hit $72.9 billion by 2015; software-as-a-service will be the big winner.

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