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IDC: Cloud to Represent 8% of FY 2016 Federal IT Spend, Could Reach 50% Share by 2018


A new report by IDC Government Insights predicts overall agency spend on cloud computing technologies for fiscal year 2016 will represent 8.5 percent of the federal government’s overall information technology budget. That figure represents an increase from the 5-percent share reported for fiscal 2015 as the Federal CIO Council and Office of Management and Budget continue efforts to spur cloud …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman: DevOps Key to Agile Federal IT Platform Deployment

Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman, vice president of the federal civilian business group at Unisys, has said she believes the adoption of the development-operations concept can help federal information technology executives achieve efficiency and advance agile processes. Coleman wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that DevOps requires federal agencies to undergo a “culture …

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DIA’s Vincent Stewart: Cyber, Hostile Intell, Terrorism Key Global Security Challenges

Vincent Stewart

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that regional security issues, malicious intrusion, transnational terrorism and hostile foreign intelligence activities remain as the biggest threats to the U.S. and its allies. He said in his testimony Wednesday the security challenges in the Middle East …

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James Clapper Addresses Cyber Threats, Anti-Satellite Systems Before Senate Panel

James Clapper

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the U.S. continues to face cyber espionage-related threats from countries such as China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. Clapper said in his testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Islamic State organization also poses cyber threats to the U.S. “ISIL has used cyber …

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Robert Work: Joint Interagency Combined Space Ops Center to Support 3rd Offset Strategy

Robert Work

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work believes that the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center will play a key role to identify needed capabilities that will drive the Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. “The JICSPOC in our view is the first operational and organizational construct of the Third Offset Strategy,” …

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