• You CAN Do It Yourself

    How can technology help agencies stretch their IT budgets? MeriTalk, an online community focusing on IT and public policy, has recently co-authored a report (pdf) promoting open source software, cloud computing and virtualization as a…

  • Survey completed on the real state of federal procurement

    A new survey finds while the Obama administration is putting a stronger emphasis on increasing transparency and accountability across the Federal government, agencies still have significant work to do at the operational level. The president of Meritalk, Steve O’Keeffe, joins us with details.

  • Data center survey contains concerns, optimism

    MeriTalk, the government IT network, today announced the results of the ”2010 Federal Data Center Demolition Derby” study, which examines perceptions of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative guidance, key pain points, and recommendations to meet consolidation goals. NetApp’s Mark Weber explains.

  • Agency services lack consistency, coordination

    OMB finds that most website and call center operations are separate and don’t work well together. Some agencies are following the private sector’s lead by offering multiple channels to serve citizens. CMS and GSA both use online tools to answer questions more quickly and reliably.

  • CyberScope: the tool no one uses?

    OMB created CyberScope to streamline the reporting process, enhance analysis, and importantly, reduce the $2.3 billion Feds spend annually on compliance. So why is no one using it? We ask McAfee’s Ed White.

  • Agency resource-sharing database plan relies on simple premise

    Aung Gye, of the Federal Highway Administration, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss his prize-winning idea.

  • Virtualization: What is it and can it work for your agency?

    Aileen Black, vice president for the Public Sector for VMware, answers your questions about virtualization. September 20, 2011

  • Cyber vendors have room to grow in federal market

    Even with budget cuts at agencies, at least one budget line will continue to grow – cybersecurity, according to a Meritalk/Cisco survey.

  • Report: Cloud savings could total $12B

    MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange has calculated that departments implementing cloud strategies now are saving about $5.5 billion, per their report, “Cloudy with a Chance of Savings.”

  • OMB expects ‘believable plans’ from agencies as FITARA deadline nears

    Agencies are under an Aug. 15 deadline to describe how they’ll implement the a key part of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. As part of a forthcoming FITARA dashboard, OMB wants to broadcast those plans as widely as possible.