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Kundra, GSA: Cloud-Computing Shop Open for Business

Government agencies will have access to cloud-based technology with a simple download from the U.S. General Services Administration’s Apps.gov website. GSA announced it would offer cloud-computing infrastructure-as-a-service offerings, including cloud storage, virtualization and web-hosting services on the cloud-computing applications website. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said the new cloud …

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GSA to Reveal New Open Government Platform

The General Services Administration will reveal its new open government platform at the annual FedTalks presentation next Tuesday, amid a gathering of notable government, industry and media leaders. The theme of the conference will be how technology can be used to further the Obama administration’s goals of open government. The …

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GSA Begins Green Efforts for Federal Contractors

The General Services Administration has requested federal contractors submit their greenhouse gas emissions to make the federal government and its supply chain greener. Following the executive order signed by President Barack Obama in October 2009, GSA submitted a document to White House Council on Environmental Quality that outlined recommendations on …

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GSA Sends Sustainability Plan to White House

Yesterday, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson was the keynote speaker at a Potomac Officer’s Club luncheon at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Va. Johnson spoke about the agency’s goal of Zero Environmental Footprint, which she called both a “big hairy audacious goal” (BHAG) and this generation’s “moon shot.” Johnson, who …

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GSA Drives Open Government

The General Services Administration is taking steps to further the administration’s goal of having an open and participatory government. Most recently, GSA called other agencies to boost innovation with plans to launch an online innovation challenge platform. This online platform is free and will hopefully promote more public participation. GSA’s …

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