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Articles by Elizabeth Montalbano
posted in June 2011
Facing a mandate to consolidate data centers, many government IT staffs don't even have standard metrics to prove efficiency, survey says.
California, Hawaii, and Vermont all have new faces at the top of their IT departments, the first ever for Hawaii as part of an effort to modernize its aging computer systems.
House of Representatives members now can use Web-based Skype and ooVoo services to conduct official business over the House Wi-Fi network.
The ORS-1 satellite is the first in a new program aimed at getting reconnaissance images and data to warfighters from space more quickly.
Government agencies should be able to get virtual computers, cloud storage, and Web hosting from authorized service providers next month, according to the GSA.
Making Mobile Gov, a GSA initiative, aims to foster collaboration and innovation in the ways the federal government employs mobile technology.
Four times more government agencies are considering the cloud this year as compared to 2010, according to a new survey. Security tops their worry list.
General Dynamics will provide 300 new devices to leaders of the military service branch, part of a broader move across the Department of Defense to make classified data more portable.
Days prior to Microsoft's Office 365 launch, the first state government to drop its in-house software in favor of Google's cloud-computing offering announced that all 10,000 employees have made the move.
The CityTime payroll project was meant to cost $63 million, but has soared to $600 million. Top officials of TechnoDyne, the principal subcontractor, were charged with fraud and have fled to India.
Japan's K Computer and China's Tianhe-1A took the top two spots, but four Department of Energy systems and one run by NASA made the top 10 of a biannual ranking of the top 500 high-performance-computing systems.
Experts suggest ways Congress can use smartphones and other technologies to cut down on paper and boost collaboration.
Defense Department and the space agency want sci-fi fans, scientists, and space junkies of all types to help brainstorm ways to to fly humans to the outer reaches of the solar system by 2111.
The White House plan to trim the estimated 2,000 government websites is aligned with another to increase the number of Internet and mobile application-based customer self-service options.
The IT services arm of the DOD wants to set itself up as a mobile virtual network operator to securely manage and push data out to potentially 1 million department smartphones and other devices.
The Obama Administration has revealed four key pillars for enabling a next-generation power grid, including consumer empowerment and guarding cyber threats.
Say goodbye to the website of Fiddlin' Forresters, an old-time string band made up of U.S. Forest Service employees. It's on a hit list as the White House targets wasteful spending.
The BetterBuy wiki comes back to life to garner feedback on the acquisition process before the federal government moves to actually buy tech products and services.
The military branch intends to buy more than 400,000 PCs and 15,000 tablet devices during the next five years.
Cloud computing has been used to save money, improve uptime, and boost collaboration at the Department of Interior, Army Corps of Engineers, and Office of Personnel Management.
A nationwide program to share data via digital images is one solution to challenges to disseminating data across government agencies other public and private entities that collect and store it.
The Obama administration has posted a survey online asking for feedback on its own social-media activity, as well as questioning people about their own online habits.
Government website lists the systems agencies plan to move to the cloud and targets for data center consolidation.
Compared to the private sector, government customers are still evaluating using clouds more than actively adopting them, according to a new study by Red Shift Research.
Microsoft Exchange-based system may be retired for Web-based email and collaboration.
The ability to build tactical applications and lure and retain tech-savvy employees have made Apple's smartphones and tablets more viable at government offices.
The technology leaders of the DHS, HHS, and the Department of Commerce credited the Obama administration's review process for helping them fix underperforming IT projects.