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IDC Report Describes HHS Implementation of Blockchain in Acquisition Record-Keeping

IDC recently released a study that describes the implementation of blockchain technology in the government. The study, in particular, highlights the use of a distributed ledger for the Department of Health and Human Service's acquisition record-keeping program, Nextgov reported Friday.

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Smart Cities Council to Back Tech Acquisitions in 5 US Locations

The Smart Cities Council will give five to-be-determined U.S. cities grants in support of their procurements and deployments of smart technologies in an effort to advance livability, workability and sustainability efforts in those locations. The council said Monday it will conduct a one-day, custom-designed readiness program workshop for the government leaders, commercial and academic experts …

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IDC: Cloud to Represent 8% of FY 2016 Federal IT Spend, Could Reach 50% Share by 2018

A new report by IDC Government Insights predicts overall agency spend on cloud computing technologies for fiscal year 2016 will represent 8.5 percent of the federal government’s overall information technology budget. That figure represents an increase from the 5-percent share reported for fiscal 2015 as the Federal CIO Council and Office of Management and Budget continue efforts to spur cloud …

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IDC: FY 2015 Civilian IT Spending to Exceed Defense Agencies

A new study by IDC Government Insights forecasts IT spending among civilian agencies to exceed initial fiscal year 2015 projections by $4.5 billion by September and exceed spending of civilian agencies by 15.4 percent. IDC said Friday the new IT spending projection is a 10.3 percent increase from the original to reach a total of $48.1 …

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Judith Lamont: Federal Agencies See Value of Cloud Computing

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 …

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IDC: DHS IT Budget Focuses on Legacy Sytems Maintenance

An International Data Corp. study on government agency budgets for information technology says the Department of Homeland Security allots significantly more funds toward legacy systems than new systems, GCN reported Friday. Brian Robinson writes DHS spends 16 percent of IT funding on modernization, compared to other agencies spending approximately 25 percent. “Trying to tie …

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