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Content tagged with Cloud computing posted in January 2014
FedRAMP Deadline Looms For Agencies, Cloud Providers
Commentary  |  1/31/2014  | 
Federal agencies have until June 5 to certify their cloud systems. Here's what will happen if they miss the deadline.
NASA Starts Weather Quest
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
First of five new science satellites on Earth-observing missions will provide real-time observations of rain and snow every three hours.
Federal IT Procurement Reform Proposed
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Lawmakers suggest adding Digital Government Office that would oversee IT acquisitions and prevent troubled projects such as HealthCare.gov.
White House Launches Big Data, Privacy Review
News  |  1/24/2014  | 
Led by President Obama's counselor John Podesta, the review will help shape an action plan surrounding the collection, availability, and use of big data.
Google - EU Privacy Dispute May Affect US Law
Commentary  |  1/24/2014  | 
A European Union dispute with Google over its privacy policy has US lawmakers considering even stricter privacy protections.
Homeland Security Makes Cybersecurity A Managed Service
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Einstein 3 intrusion prevention system analyzes traffic to and from executive-branch agencies to block threats at the ISP level.
Workday Brings Consumer Web Experience To Enterprise Apps
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Workday taps HTML5 to bring the look and feel of Google, Amazon, and LinkedIn to corporate apps on desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
Better Videoconferencing In The Cloud
Commentary  |  1/23/2014  | 
Former US Transportation Department CIO Nitin Pradhan discusses why advanced HD desktop videoconferencing systems are a smart choice for enterprises, and offers 12 tips for using them effectively.
How FedRAMP Lifts All Cloud Ships
Commentary  |  1/22/2014  | 
FedRAMP's role in making cloud services more secure also helps agencies offset some of the complexity of their IT operations, says NIST's Ron Ross.
Defense Dept. Calls For Expanded Nuclear Monitoring
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
US must ramp up surveillance and big data analytics tools to meet challenge of global nuclear proliferation monitoring, warns DOD Defense Science Board report.
Social Security Administration To Build Private Cloud
News  |  1/22/2014  | 
SSA issues request for information seeking software that would help automate the agency's IT processes and create a self-service portal.
SAP Doubles Down On Cloud Computing
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
SAP accelerates its transition to cloud services, raising subscription revenue forecasts and rolling back profit expectations as it invests in cloud growth.
2014 IT Budget Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  1/20/2014  | 
Is the IT budget moving out of IT’s control? Maybe -- 37% of respondents say the rate of outside spending is on the rise, up from 22% last year. Just 21% of CIOs retain full spending authority. What is in our control: How we respond.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
4 Ways To Improve Federal Software Procurement
Commentary  |  1/14/2014  | 
Agencies need to think beyond buying and customizing enterprise software systems and look for software that can be adapted as requirements change.
Fired HealthCare.gov Contractor CGI Won't Starve
Commentary  |  1/13/2014  | 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services replaces HealthCare.gov prime contractor CGI with Accenture. But CGI won't go hungry for Medicare contracts.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
Commentary  |  1/10/2014  | 
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
Foreign Businesses Flee US Cloud Computing, Survey Finds
News  |  1/10/2014  | 
Concerns about NSA surveillance driving some Canadian and UK companies to take their cloud computing business abroad.
GSA CIO Coleman Joins AT&T Government Solutions
News  |  1/8/2014  | 
Deputy CIO Sonny Hashmi named acting CIO of General Services Administration.
Microsoft Parature Buy: Think Self-Service CRM
News  |  1/7/2014  | 
Microsoft's planned Parature acquisition will improve Dynamics CRM customer service app to compete more successfully with Salesforce.com and Oracle RightNow.
5 Program Management Lessons From HealthCare.gov
Commentary  |  1/6/2014  | 
Former NASA CIO Linda Cureton offers five ways agencies can manage IT programs more effectively in 2014.
Military Supply Data Search Tool Uses MongoDB
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Niinja search engine from startup Vital Axiom taps into MongoDB to simplify searches of vast catalogue of products and parts purchased by the government.


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