Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

Vivek Kundra: ‘Stop the Madness’ on IT Spending Sprees

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra acknowledged the federal government has to “stop the madness” when it comes to wasting money on ineffective data centers and other IT resources, according to InformationWeek. Speaking at the NASA IT Summit held Aug. 16-18, Kundra highlighted accomplishments the federal government has achieved in …

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Google Receives FISMA Certification for Cloud Services

Google has announced it has received the first Federal Information Security Management Act certification for its Google Apps government cloud-computing services. David Mihalchik, business development executive with Google, explained Google is now certified as meeting the security controls under FISMA and a full suite of office applications will now be …

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TSA Looks to the Cloud

The Transportation Security Administration may soon be dealing with a different type of cloud than they are used to. Chief Information Officer for TSA Emma Garrison Alexander recently spoke with Federal News Radio about the future of the agency’s utilization of cloud computing and how it plans to move forward …

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Green IT and Efficient Data Center Webinars

BrightTALK, a webcasting service provider, will be hosting two webcasts titled Efficient Data Center and Green IT Summit. These webcasts will be free and held on April 20, 2010 and April 21, 2010. The webinars are a follow-up to the Green Data Center Summit that BrightTALK hosts back in November. …

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New Version of ‘Connect’ HIE Software to Support Cloud Computing

The next version of Connect–the open-source software that allows federal health agencies and other organizations to exchange health records data through the Nationwide Health Information Network–will offer cloud computing-based options, according to Government Health IT. Scheduled for release in July and September, the next two Connect software versions will allow …

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Cloud Computing Summit Coming to DC in May

On May 3-4, 2010, 1105 Government Information Group will host the Cloud Computing Conference and Exhibition for Government at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington, DC. The program will focus on how government using cloud computing in 2010 and the drivers moving agencies to cloud computing, best practices from government …

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Cloud Computing Put on Hold

Cloud computing decisions are currently being put on hold. This is due to the fact that there have been delays to switching to new services. According to NextGov, the cloud computing has been put on hold because agency officials want to wait until they are at least halfway through the …

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