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Industry Groups Reveal Fixes for Federal IT Projects

Two industry reports reveal several fixes for federal IT projects, which are often held back by policies and practices that are decades old, The Federal Times reports. TechAmerica’s solutions, presented in a report Monday, include better risk management, more robust oversight of programs and increased overall “agility,” according to the …

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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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Feds Learn How to Count (Data Centers)

The Office of Management and Budget recently announced it was shuttering and consolidating federal centers throughout the country. However, after OMB completed its reviews of the centers before the consolidation, it discovered there are nearly 1,000 more data centers than initial estimates, Data Center Knowledge reports. The previous underestimated number …

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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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How to Save a Trillion Dollars? Top Techies Offer Tips

Top tech CEOs gave the Obama administration some advice on how to save money — $1 trillion in 10 years—by using IT more efficiently, according to a report in InformationWeek. The leaders of six tech firms, including IBM and Dell, presented their report “One Trillion Reasons” on Wednesday to the …

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Feds Procrastinate on Cyber Deadline

Federal agencies may miss a key deadline in the implementing of new cybersecurity reporting guidelines, according a recently published survey. Only a small minority of federal managers have used the new CyberScope reporting tool, according to a survey of 34 chief information officers across a number of federal agencies conducted …

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Kundra Sets IPv6 Deadline

The Obama administration’s federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra has set a timeline for adopting Internet Protocol version 6 for use on public servers by the end of 2012. In a Sept. 28 memo, Kundra laid out “specific steps for agencies to expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6.” …

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