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Cloud-first Policy Inspires Talk, Action

When federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the government’s fixes for federal IT in the form of a 25-point overhaul of management and acquisition, the new cloud-first policy was one of the bullet points that had many tongues wagging. But, while cloud computing has inspired much talk, many are …

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Agencies Must Think ‘Cloud-first,’ Zients Says

Coming hot on the heels of the administration’s announcement of a new approach to federal IT procurement, officials also announced a new “cloud-first” strategy, which some observers see as the administration’s most significant stamp of approval yet on web-based computing. Speaking at the Northern Virginia Technology Council on Nov. 19, …

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OMB Seeks Public Comments on Draft ‘Cloud Smart’ Strategy; Suzette Kent Quoted

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new draft strategy that seeks to help federal agencies facilitate the adoption of cloud platforms in support of their mission requirements. A White House release published Monday says the Cloud Smart strategy marks the first update of the previous cloud policy, Cloud First, introduced in 2010.
 

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Navy Receives DoD CIO Award for Sailors’ Integrated Web Portal

The U.S. Navy‘s Sea Warrior Program Office has accepted a Defense Department award for its work to consolidate online human resource, education and training portals designed for sailors into a single website. The department honored the PMW 240 team with the DoD CIO award for the My Navy Portal during a ceremony held Thursday …

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ViON’s Rob Davies: Cloud Mgmt, Support Issues Must Be Laid Out in SLA

Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON Corp., suggests that the issues of cloud management responsibilities must be specified from the outset of a contract, CIO reported Wednesday. During a panel discussion hosted by Federal News Radio Davies expressed that service level agreements must define the expectations of …

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Judith Lamont: Federal Agencies See Value of Cloud Computing

The Obama administration’s “cloud-first” strategy helps federal agencies leverage data sharing, video conferencing and collaboration tools while saving money, research analyst Judith Lamont writes in a KMWorld Magazine article published Monday. According to Lamont, former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra introduced the program in late 2010 with the goal of helping …

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Deltek Scores Agencies on Cloud, Data Center Plans

A Deltek study says some federal agencies may be more prepared to implement cloud computing and close data centers than others, The Washington Post reports. Deltek analysts used a cloud readiness metric to grade individual agencies’ efforts in adapting to the cloud and consolidating data centers. Agencies provided data describing …

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