Tag Archives: Vivek Kundra

New Study Reveals Billions in Data Center Consolidation

A new report on the government’s efforts to shut down its costly and ungainly federal data centers reveals the government could cash in on the consolidation to the tune of $18 billion. The new report, “Federal Data Center Consolidation: Measure to Manage Report,” a joint project of government IT network …

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Kundra Releases IT Dashboard Source Code

One of the philosophical cornerstones of the open-government websites championed by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra was to promote transparency in government. For example, the Office of Management and Budget launched the IT Dashboard to track federal investments in IT projects to increase agency accountability and also to “shine …

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Agencies on Track to Meet TechStat Deadline

Federal agencies have until March 31 to hold their first TechStat accountability sessions,  agency-level reviews of  IT projects. And according to an update on CIO.gov, of the 26 agencies that make up the Federal CIO Council, 15 had already done so by Friday. TechStat sessions are  “face-to-face, evidence-based review[s] of …

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DHS’ New Cybersecurity Strategy and other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community.   New DHS Cybersecurity Strategy Automation, interoperability and authentication are the three “building blocks for a healthy cyber ecosystem,” according to a new Department of Homeland Security white paper. InformationWeek …

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Dave McClure: GSA Not Reinventing the Wheel with FedRAMP Guidelines

The General Services Administration’s Dave McClure told an AFCEA crowd this week that GSA-led “tiger teams” are working to improve the cloud-computing security guidelines FedRAMP, short for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. But McClure said they aren’t interested in reinventing the wheel. Speculation has swirled that creating FedRamp is …

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