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 …Read More »
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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, …Read More »
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.
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 …Read More »
The Cloud Center of Excellence seeks federal and industry input on four working documents about cloud acquisition, funding challenges and security matters, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. CCoE’s working documents include a cloud dictionary which covers terms from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Risk and Authorization …Read More »
Dan DelGrosso, technical director of the U.S. Navy‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems, has said he expects the military service to move all data to a commercial cloud platform as part of the branch’s cloud-first policy, FCW reported Wednesday. He said at the FCW Cloud Summit in Washington, D.C. that …Read More »
Janice Haith, former deputy chief information officer at the Department of the Navy, has said that DoN saved approximately $450 million in the last three years through a software consolidation initiative that began in 2011, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Haith told Jason Miller in an interview that the department switched to …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »