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Report: OPM Breach Compromises 4M Federal Employee Records

The Office of Personnel Management has fallen victim to a breach that U.S. authorities believe as the work of Chinese government-sponsored hackers, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Ellen Nakashima writes OPM discovered the intrusion in April and said it will inform approximately 4 million former and current federal employees whose personal …

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Terry Halvorsen Highlights Public-Private Data Center, Commercial Cloud Plans as DoD CIO

Newly appointed Defense Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen plans to implement a pilot project on public-private partnerships for data distribution services as well as push forward DoD’s commercial cloud adoption, FCW reported Monday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Halvorsen, who assumed permanent CIO duties Sunday after nearly a year in an acting capacity, said …

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House of Representatives Issues Data Center Services RFP

The House of Representatives office of the chief administrative officer is looking for a contractor to provide data center colocation services to legislative branch agencies. Industry proposals for the potential six-year data center space and operations contract are due Nov. 25, the House said Monday in a FedBizOpps solicitation notice. …

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Army PEO Aviation Buys Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offering; Chris Howard Comments

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office Aviation has selected Nutanix to provide additional data center architecture offerings as part of efforts to bolster PEO Aviation’s virtual desktop infrastructure for managing the U.S. Army‘s aircraft systems. Nutanix said Monday the Army has procured the web-scale NX-3050 and NX-7110 to support PEO Aviation operations and add capacity for as …

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Energy Dept Announces First Data Centers to Join Better Buildings Challenge; Ernest Moniz Comments

The Energy Department has announced the first batch of data center owners that join the government’s program to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent over the next 10 years. The partners have committed to install new information technology systems as part of the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department said Tuesday. “Through the Better Buildings Challenge, public …

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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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Drug Enforcement Administration Seeks Info on Secondary DOJ Cloud Site

The Drug Enforcement Administration is seeking potential sources to develop and operate a secondary Federal Risk and Authorization Program-compliant hybrid cloud environment. DEA issued a sources sought solicitation Monday for a cloud service provider to aid the agency in forming a contracting process for its cloud programs and designing a …

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