Tag Archives: data center consolidation

Report: White House Eyes Eric Hysen for DHS CIO Role

Eric Hysen

The White House is expected to name Eric Hysen, former executive director of the Department of Homeland Security’s digital service, as chief information officer at DHS in the coming weeks. Hysen is expected to oversee data center consolidation, cloud and other information technology modernization efforts at DHS, which has an IT budget of $7.3 billion in fiscal year 2021.

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GAO: VA Should Address Cybersecurity, IT Modernization Challenges

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) implement security controls, manage information technology supply chain risks and establish elements of its cybersecurity risk management program as it pursues IT modernization efforts. VA has made strides when it comes to achieving data center consolidation goals and improving software licensing. 

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NNSA Makes New Communications Network for Emergency Responders

NNSA

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has adopted a new network designed to facilitate communications for emergency response personnel. DOE said Wednesday that it stood up the Emergency Communications Network to help responders communicate in an encrypted network and coordinate with partners.

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Patrick Shanahan Talks DoD’s Digital Modernization Strategy

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told Defense News in an interview published Monday that the Pentagon has a “really great road map” for digital modernization. Shanahan said he believes having an information technology strategy in place could help the Defense Department carry out modernization efforts, such as consolidation of data centers and deployment of a common financial platform.

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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday. The FITARA Enhancement Act would extend the deadline for federal agencies to consolidate data repositories by two years through …

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Report: FBI Begins $100M Data Center Project in Idaho

The FBI has broken ground on the bureau’s $100 million project to establish a data center in Pocatello, Idaho, FCW reported Friday. Construction of the 100,000-square-foot building is part of a broader multiyear effort to consolidate multiple FBI data management operations, information technology systems and services. The data consolidation program seeks to …

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Senate Bill Seeks to Extend Federal Data Center Consolidation Program

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill that proposes a two-year extension on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to agencies’ data center consolidation efforts, FCW reported Thursday. Enacted in December 2014, FITARA mandates agencies to report their progress on initiatives to consolidate and modernize data centers, migrate …

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Johanna Curry: Army Application Owners Issue RFPs for Commercial Cloud Via ACCENT Contract Vehicle

Johanna Curry, project officer for the U.S. Army’s data center consolidation plan, has said application owners at the service branch have released requests for proposals for cloud platforms and related technical support under the Army Cloud Computing Enterprise Transformation contract vehicle, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. ACCENT seeks to help …

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