Technology

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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AWS’ Steve Halliwell: State, Local Agencies Eye Cloud Tools for Collaboration

State and local government agencies are turning to cloud computing technologies with the goal of achieving faster application deployments and agility for IT projects, Government Technology reported Wednesday. David Raths reports that the sector has seen many cloud initiatives for operations and public services, as well as sophisticated projects that aim to leverage available tools in …

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NIST Seeks Info on Cyber Test Bed for Industrial Control Systems

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is conducting a market research on a reconfigurable industrial control systems cybersecurity test bed the agency wants to use to measure the performance of such systems against cybersecurity standards. According to the notice posted Saturday on FedBizOpps, the test bed would simulate industrial control scenarios and …

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White House Forms Team to Help Agencies Refine Digital Services

The Obama administration has formed a group that will be tasked to advise federal agencies on delivering public service through digital platforms. U.S. Digital Service aims to promote information technology best practices across the government in order to drive improvements in customer experience, according to a Monday blog post jointly …

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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FCC Pushes for 911 Text Messaging Capability; Tom Wheeler Comments

Chairman Tom Wheeler and the Federal Communications Commission have voted to implement an across-the-board emergency response text messaging service by the end of 2014, The Hill reported Friday. Under the order, wireless companies and messaging applications will be required to enable users to send texts to 911, a move that is meant to bolster public safety …

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