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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in June 2009
The goal is to have a central place to allow federal agencies to quickly buy systems and get them up and running.
Kundra discuss his thoughts about cloud computing in government, and what it would take to make cloud technologies easier to adopt in the federal space.
Chopra talks about the role of technology in government policy, and advancing Obama's healthcare IT, smart grid, education technology, and economic development agendas.
Aneesh Chopra is looking to other CIOs to advise him on fleshing out a more detailed agenda to best serve the president's IT agenda.
Casey Coleman reveals the GSA's role in driving a government-wide cloud computing initiative and other IT priorities.
U.S. troops within the contiguous United States can now access Facebook, Delicious, Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, and Web-based e-mail. YouTube and some other sites are still blocked.
Audit finds that the Energy Department spent $1.6 million more than necessary on power costs in fiscal 2008.
Jeffrey Zients, nominee for deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and the country's first chief performance officer, addressed a Senate Committee on Wednesday.
Cloud computing is still a major initiative of federal CIO Vivek Kundra, and its importance was even outlined in an addendum to the president's 2010 budget last month.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is soliciting citizen recommendations for improving the Obama administration's open government initiative as it relates to Data.gov.
The 24th Air Force, which will likely be based at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, will focus exclusively on cyberwarfare as part of the larger Air Force Space Command.
The upgrades to the site, which will be available in a few months, will feature new ways to find and use data, including the ability to tag data sets.
A number of federal agencies have found that it is most effective to get information to the public by using Twitter, blogs, and text messages.
The department's operational responsibility won't be undercut by the cybersecurity coordinator, a DHS undersecretary nominee says.
The cloud computing ambitions of federal CIO Vivek Kundra will likely only help to make NIST's work all the more important.
The deal will help CA put in place a more thorough automated data center product portfolio of its own for use in both private and public clouds.
Philip Reitinger, who worked in cybersecurity for Microsoft and fought cybercrime for the Department of Justice, will help to coordinate cybersecurity efforts across the government.