State & Local

Another door closes on open government

The shutting of California's Reporting Transparency in Government site is the latest blow to a movement that was launched with fanfare at the beginning of the Obama administration.

The paperless agency: Still just a dream in 2011?

Agencies are getting some help in kicking their expensive and wasteful paper-printing habits.

Cybersecurity

Report: China the source of RSA hack, hundreds of others also hit

GSA and the IRS, along with many large companies and other organizations, reportedly were hit in attacks emanating from command-and-control servers in China.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA wins race to the e-mail cloud

The General Services Administration migrated its increasingly mobile 17,000 e-mail users from an aging and outdated system to the secure, cloud-based and collaborative Google Apps for Government platform.

Cloud & Infrastructure

A cloud guide even your mother-in-law could use

The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" aims to build standards based on users' perspectives.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Security worries can hinder cloud adoption, House panel is told

As GSA ramps up FedRAMP, security remains a concern in efforts to move government IT to the cloud, officials told a House subcommittee.

OMB's 25-point plan changing the way agencies manage IT

Three federal agency IT leaders offer a snapshot of how they are implementing aspects of the government's 25-point IT plan.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Congress' piece of the cloud: Supporting open standards, flexible acquisition

Congress can help move cloud computing forward by getting behind standards efforts, new acquisition policies and laws that promote trust, representatives from industry and government tell legislators.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Amazon's cloud services get approval under FISMA

Amazon Web Services joins Google Apps for Government and Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite among cloud services that can say they’re certified under FISMA.

Cloud & Infrastructure

How FedRAMP could boost agencies' trust in the cloud

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program can help manage sophisticated threats and complex networks, Ron Ross, NIST's senior scientist, says.

The myths and realities of mobile computing

Federal agencies considering mobile applications should be aware of these common myths that could limit their potential, a GSA official said.

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.

Cloud & Infrastructure

All of GSA's e-mail now in Google cloud

The General Services Administration has successfully migrated its 17,000 e-mail users to Google Apps for Government, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Government's 'orphan websites' could be stalling .gov security

Deployment of DNSSEC in government domains apparently has stalled more than 18 months after the deadline for signing; one of the problems could be “orphan" sites that have been forgotten by their owners.

Cloud & Infrastructure

In the cloud, security is easy, perfection is impossible

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program requirements for authorizing the use of cloud services are expected soon, but security might be the simplest issue to solve in the federal adoption of cloud computing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

GSA plans its next big step into the cloud

The General Services Administration is looking for a provider for enterprise IT management services.

GSA starts up the move toward electric cars

Administration puts 116 on the street; about a million more are expected by 2015.

Better government through telework: Agencies count the advantages

Teleworking is moving beyond just letting agency employees work from home; it's becoming a key element in continuity-of-operations planning, efforts to reduce pollution, and plans to save billions on unneeded real estate.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Feds can get in the movie-making business with Xtranormal app

Xtranormal, a free animated video application, is the latest app GSA has added to its Apps.gov list available to federal Web managers.

How 3 agencies are managing the move to mobile devices

Interior, ATF and GSA try to work out the details regarding infrastructure and application issues of deploying wireless technology.

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