As the Navy scours its IT systems to determine exactly what it owns, it’s discovered it operates double the data centers and tens of thousands of servers and applications more than it previously thought. The findings come more than a decade after the Navy implemented its Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, which was supposed to reduce the number of disparate systems run by the agency and eliminate stovepipes. All told, Navy’s IT budget could be as much as $4 billion more than it initially thought.
Lola Jordan and Fred Rowell from Companion Data Centers will discuss data center consolidation, cloud computing, social media, and more. February 12, 2013
Terry Edwards, the director of the Office of the Chief Systems Engineer and chief information officer for the assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, said his office helps acquire technology and ensure standards are met. November 1, 2012(Encore presentation December 27, 2012)
A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers shows that budget cuts are among their biggest concerns. Senior technology managers also said among the biggest benefits they are seeing from moving systems to the cloud is cost savings. DoD deputy CIO Rob Carey said the Pentagon is setting certain changes in motion as part of its move to the cloud to help deal with an assortment of challenges.
A number of agencies have made high-profile migrations to cloud platforms and the Obama administration has issued sweeping guidance mandating agencies identify and transition services and applications to host in the cloud. For a look at how agencies are faring in their shifts to the cloud and the issues they continue to face, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp hosted a panel discussion, “Clearing the Fog Around Cloud Computing,” sponsored by Level 3 Communications.
Dr. Emma Garrison-Alexander, TSA’s chief information officer, said the goal is to make sure employees have the right device to match up with their mission requirements. September 20, 2012
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A Congressional Research Service report found DoD accounts for 63 percent of energy consumption in the U.S. The White House’s move to consolidate data centers could save at least $3 billion by 2015.
The CIO said he’s using an agile approach to keep large programs on track and looking to the cloud to improve the agency’s business processes. Jul 19, 2012(Encore presentation August 27, 2012)
The Defense Department has laid out an ambitious cloud computing strategy that includes building up and transitioning to an DoD-wide enterprise cloud environment as well leveraging a broad range of commercial services. DoD Chief Information Officer Teri Takai released the four-step strategy Wednesday. The strategy includes steps for winnowing down the number of data centers to a few “core” elements as well as phasing out dedicated infrastructures in favor of shareable, virtualized ones.