Doug Bourgeois

  • Secure Cloud Computing in Government 2019 “Progress & Best Practices”

    This program will provide a progress report on secure cloud computing in government.

  • Secure Cloud Computing in Government 2018 “Progress & Best Practices”

    This program will provide a progress report on secure cloud computing in government.

  • Rep. Hurd answers OMB’s IT challenge, proposes alternative strategy

    Lawmakers are offering the Modernizing Obsolete and Vulnerable Enterprise IT (MOVE-IT) Act as an alternative to the White House’s $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund proposal to help agencies update technology networks and applications.

  • E-Government Act helped usher in a new approach to federal IT

    The 10-year-old law created a centralized oversight and advocate in OMB for IT management and programs. It also focused on making the government more citizen-centered and having agencies collaborate on delivering services to the public.

  • Quick approach on data center consolidation may not be best

    Doug Bourgeois, the former director of the Interior Department’s National Business Center, and now the chief cloud executive at software firm VMware, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss data center consolidation efforts.

  • Cloud First

    February 22nd at 10AM In OMB’s 25-point plan for Federal IT Reform, a mandate for agencies to adopt a Cloud First policy requires agencies to default to a cloud-based solution when evaluating options for new IT initiatives. Virtualization is the key to realizing the true benefits of cloud computing: cost savings, agility, flexibility and better resource utilization.

  • Data Center Consolidation – 40% by 2015

    January 25th at 11AM Administration’s aim to fundamentally change how the Federal Government purchases and uses IT. One of the biggest goals is to reduce the number of Federal data centers by at least 40 percent by 2015.

  • Feds raise questions about cloud security

    Several cyber experts are not sold on how security around cloud computing will work. Some of the doubts come as GSA issues draft requirements for FedRAMP. Others say agencies likely will move to a private cloud first before trusting data to a public provider.