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AWS Earnings And FAA Drones

FCW | Apr 24, 2015

Amazon breaks out AWS earnings After hinting at the possibility in January, Amazon released financial numbers on its Amazon Web Services cloud operations that show the company generating billions of dollars in sales -- and still growing. AWS is...

GSA Seeking New Digital Identity Credential Model

Federal Times | Apr 24, 2015

CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The General Services Administration is looking for ideas to develop a federated digital identity credential services business model, solution or procurement vehicle, according a Sources Sought notice filed...

DOD Moves Forward On Joint Regional Security Stacks

Fed Tech | Apr 24, 2015

The Defense Department's Joint Information Environment is under way, an ambitious multiyear project that, when complete, will dramatically reshape the military's IT infrastructure. Each service will no longer run separate networks; instead, each...

The Push For Police Body Cameras Comes With Plenty Of Tech Challenges

GCN | Apr 24, 2015

The increasing number of police brutality claims around the United States are raising calls for police body cameras, which many see as a way to increase transparency and trust between law enforcement and citizens.   According to a...

Why A Modern Data Center Is The Key To Unlocking Your IT Potential

StateTech | Apr 24, 2015

Many state and local agencies are finding that managing in-house IT systems is expensive and logistically complex. Few organizations have the fiscal and personnel flexibility to address server sprawl or support antiquated systems and aging...

Federal Agencies Use Tech To Prepare For Disaster

Fed Tech | Apr 24, 2015

The Office of Personnel Management considers every day an opportunity to test its preparedness for an emergency situation. "Our workforce is highly mobile," OPM CIO Donna Seymour says. "Employees who telework, and require remote access to...

Miami Summit Showcases Civic Tech Startups

Government Technology | Apr 24, 2015

Taking the stage on an electric one-wheeled skateboard, Shaun Abrahamson evangelized about the "the valley of death," unicorns and the dangers of dystopian futures. Far from a holy roller, the civic tech investor's talk was a prelude to the 2015...

Hubble Space Telescope Turns 25

Government Security News Magazine | Apr 24, 2015

Washington - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary launch on April 24, 1990. "Hubble has completely transformed our view of the universe, revealing the true beauty and...

Close Encounters With The Boss!

Federal News Radio | Apr 24, 2015

Early in my career (as a messenger for a newspaper) my boss invited his staff to a party. It was near the office, at his home, a row house in D.C.'s then rundown Dupont Circle area. He hinted it would be a real good idea if we came. And brought...

Cloud Security Certification Launched

GovInfoSecurity | Apr 24, 2015

Cloud Security Certification Launched Designed to Measure Advanced Competence By Geetha Nandikotkur, April 24, 2015. Credit Eligible...

A New Look At How Federal IT Reform Is Faring In 5 Charts

Next Gov | Apr 23, 2015

The Obama administration released new data this week on how federal IT projects are performing. The data measure the extent to which agency IT projects stay within budget and on schedule and the average time it takes to deliver key phases of a...

Innovation In Federal IT? Sorry, Not In The Budget This Year

Next Gov | Apr 23, 2015

The new federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, recently noted thatmore than 80 percent of thegovernment's IT budget is spent on legacy technology. He's not alone in thinking governmenthas its technology investment priorities backwards. A...

Big Data Must Haves: Capacity, Compute, Collaboration

GCN | Apr 23, 2015

While big data researchers are pushing the boundaries of science, the less glamorous side of big data research – the network, computing and cloud architecture required to support their work – must be at the forefront of their minds. At next...

NOAA Picks Partners To Help Unleash All Its Data

Federal Times | Apr 23, 2015

CONNECT 2 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Commerce Department is teaming up with private sector leaders to research ways to provide the agency's vast amounts of data to the public and ignite new economic opportunities in the process. The...

4 Ways To Move From Stovepipes To Shared IT Infrastructure

GCN | Apr 23, 2015

INDUSTRY INSIGHT Stovepipe is one of those words in the government vernacular that simply refuses to fade away. While agencies have made great strides moving from private networks and proprietary systems to the cloud and shared services, IT...

The 5 Keys To Improving Data Center Efficiency

StateTech | Apr 23, 2015

State and local IT organizations often struggle to meet growing employee and constituent data access demands using outdated data centers, many of which are managed in-house. With little fiscal and personnel flexibility, these organizations often...

The Unbelievable Power Of Amazon's Cloud

Next Gov | Apr 23, 2015

On Thursday, we'll finally get a sense of the true scope one of the most important businesses for the Internet. Amazon is due to announce the size of its Web Services product.Amazon Web Services(AWS) is a set of cloud services often used by...

EEOC CIO Hancher To Retire, But Not Before Meeting A Few More Goals

Federal News Radio | Apr 23, 2015

Kim Hancher is retiring from government after spending the last 34 years moving up the ranks of the federal IT world. But before she leaves as the chief information officer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission later this spring,...

6 Tips For Implementing Data Virtualization

Government Technology | Apr 23, 2015

A 2012 study of federal, state and local government IT decision-makers predicted virtualization could save government $30 billion by 2015. Whether those types of savings are realized by the end of this year remains to be seen, but more government...

Why Info Sharing Is 2015's Hot Topic

Data Breach Today | Apr 23, 2015

Why Info Sharing Is 2015's Hot Topic Push for Threat Intelligence Now Impacts Every Sector By Tracy Kitten, April 23, 2015. Credit Eligible While financial services organizations have focused more attention and energy on information sharing for...

Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative Offers Agencies Hidden Benefits

Fed Tech | Apr 22, 2015

The Broadcasting Board of Governors was once the poster child for federal data center sprawl. When Andr Mendes joined the BBG as CIO in 2009, its headquarters had several full-fledged data centers and was littered with small closets full of...