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DISA Wants Mission Partners to Advance ‘App Rationalization’ for Cloud; John Hale Quoted

The Defense Information Systems Agency is encouraging mission partners to pursue “app rationalization” by rebuilding or customizing applications to leverage the benefits of operating in the cloud, Federal News Network reported Friday. John Hale, chief of cloud services at DISA, said such a move could help agencies realize cost savings from cloud adoption.

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Jonathan Feibus: Cloud Adoption Offers Flexibility to Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Jonathan Feibus, chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has said NRC has begun to update several internal applications as part of its cloud migration effort, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. “We’ve recently moved to a number of cloud applications for productivity apps like the office suite, like email,” he said on the network’s Federal Monthly Insights-Application Services Month. 
 

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GSA Seeks Associate CIO to Manage Agency’s Enterprise Infrastructure

The General Service Administration looks for a candidate to fill the role of associate chief information officer for enterprise infrastructure and operations. A notice posted July 11 on the USAJobs website states the associate CIO will report directly to tGSA’s deputy CIO and be responsible for information technology infrastructure management and IT support and integration programs …

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FDA, NHLBI Look to Commercial Cloud Tech to Process Medical Data

The Food and Drug Administration and a National Institutes of Health-run facility have moved to adopt cloud computing technology as part of efforts to accelerate processing time for healthcare information, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes the FDA rolled out an infrastructure-as-a-service platform that works to help agency users process …

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GSA’s 18F Unveils Cloud.gov IaaS Platform for Web App Development

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has launched the Cloud.gov website to provide an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud platform to support the development, testing and management of Web applications, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that Cloud.gov works to facilitate application development at agencies without the need to use a new environment. …

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Joe Paiva: Commerce’s ITA to Outsource Networking, Printing, Device Mgmt Services

Joe Paiva, chief information officer of the Commerce Department‘s International Trade Administration, says that he is planning to outsource the agency’s commodity IT functions by July to focus on its internal IT operations, FCW reported Friday. Mark Rockwell writes that Paiva is considering what he called “extreme” outsourcing of networking, printing and device …

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Study: Agencies Should Consider Security, Performance Risks in Cloud Adoption

A new Market Connections report indicates that many government agencies do not have plans or are still considering plans to adopt cloud computing technologies as they identify security risks as a major concern, FCW reported Thursday. Jonathan Lutton writes that the General Dynamics-commissioned report found that agencies are wary of unauthorized data access or leaks, technology defects …

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