Cloud Computing

  • Vendors still must go through the cybersecurity certification and accreditation process before they can offer these infrastructure services. This is the first award under the federal cloud computing initiative. All of these services will be available through the platform.

    October 20, 2010
  • The Department of Homeland Security is hopping on the cloud – for its public websites. Department of Homeland Security Chief Information Officer Richard Spires says the agency is planning to get a public cloud provider…

    October 19, 2010
  • October 20th, 2010 at 11 AM The application of knowledge discovery within the cloud is immensely powerful, but not inbuilt. We are collectively moving past the question of \"what is cloud computing\", and swiftly moving towards \"how does the cloud enable advanced analysis against massive volumes of data?\" With industry and government leveraging multiple clouds, how do we successfully share and search large collections of data across systems, departments, and geographies? Organizations will continue to discuss and better understand the analytic power and economies of cloud computing, in the sense of data storage, sharing, and management; but we are quickly discovering that creating knowledge from data is more than just a discussion of technology. It\'s a discussion of what can be accomplished when massive data and cloud computing efficiencies combine to make advanced analysis and innovation possible.

    October 15, 2010
  • Vendors bidding on the contract are asked to extend their prices to Nov. 30. GSA CIO Coleman said her goal was to make the award by Veterans Day.

    October 15, 2010
  • Darrell West, vice president of Government Studies at the Brookings Institution, describes cloud computing ideas from the Brookings\' new report.

    October 13, 2010
  • system, what kind of legal protection can you expect? The protection isn\'t the same for data stored on your personal home computer, and top cloud vendors say it\'s time for that to change.

    October 12, 2010
  • Minnesota\'s Office of Enterprise Technology and Microsoft have formed a partnership to deliver faster and cheaper technology services through cloud computing, Government Technology reports.

    September 28, 2010
  • The National Archives and Record Administration is giving your agency tips for managing records in the cloud computing era.

    September 24, 2010
  • One of the big questions for agencies considering cloud computing is how to ensure the information in the cloud is documented. The National Archives is providing answers.

    September 23, 2010
  • Exploring ideas to improve government effectiveness. We profile three recent Center reports with authors Dr. David Wyld on Cloud Computing in Government, Dr. Vicki Grant on Process Improvement in Social Service Delivery, and Prof. Sukumar Ganapati on the use of GIS in engaging citizens.

    September 07, 2010
  • Are there any actual studies on the savings from moving e-mail or data or storage to the cloud? And if so, what are the real savings?

    September 02, 2010
  • Agencies and vendors soon will be able to submit cloud-based products and services to be certified and accredited once and be available for use by all of government. Version 2 of the FedRAMP security controls should be ready in the next few weeks. Cloud working group still must address several questions about the approval process.

    August 25, 2010
  • WFED\'s Jason Miller reports.

    August 24, 2010
  • Council issues guidelines for how agencies can ensure information is kept private in public and private clouds. The document highlights nine potential risks, and offers ways to mitigate them.

    August 24, 2010


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