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House of Representatives Issues Data Center Services RFP

The House of Representatives office of the chief administrative officer is looking for a contractor to provide data center colocation services to legislative branch agencies. Industry proposals for the potential six-year data center space and operations contract are due Nov. 25, the House said Monday in a FedBizOpps solicitation notice. …

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Army PEO Aviation Buys Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offering; Chris Howard Comments

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation has selected Nutanix to provide additional data center architecture offerings as part of efforts to bolster PEO Aviation’s virtual desktop infrastructure for managing the U.S. Army‘s aircraft systems. Nutanix said Monday the Army has procured the web-scale NX-3050 and NX-7110 to support PEO Aviation operations and add capacity for as …

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Energy Dept Announces First Data Centers to Join Better Buildings Challenge; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has announced the first batch of data center owners that join the government’s program to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years. The partners have committed to install new information technology systems as part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department said Tuesday. “Through the Better Buildings Challenge, public …

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William Tschudi: LBNL Aims to Help Agency Data Centers Go ‘Green’

William Tschudi, head of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s High Tech and Industrial Systems Group, is leading efforts to help federal agencies keep up with energy usage practices that are utilized in data centers, FCW reported Monday. John Moore writes that Tschudi’s team is designated as an Energy Department Center of Expertise on energy efficiency at data …

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House OKs Federal Energy Usage Reduction Bill

The House has passed a bill that will require federal agencies to conserve energy usage for data center operations, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes legislators voted 375-36 on Wednesday approving a measure introduced by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and sponsored by Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.). The Office of Management …

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New NSA Data Center to Use Wastewater-Based Coolant

The National Security Agency will be using the treated wastewater of Howard County, Md. to cool systems inside the agency’s new data center at Fort Meade, the Baltimore Sun reported Dec. 31. Matthew Hay Brown writes the NSA plans to invest $40 million to build a pumping station and pay …

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