But he’s really got it in for data centers, applications, and cost. In a world of posturing and politics, I’d like to take a minute to salute Terry Halvorsen as he steps into Teri’s shoes as DoD IT tzar. With the challenges in DoD computing, Terry may quickly develop a bunion. We know he’s already recovering from Achilles surgery. […]

Strategic sourcing is focused on reducing the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) while also delivering results, agility, and innovation. Private sector is well on its way to capitalizing on strategic sourcing, and in many industries, companies grow and die by how well they do strategic sourcing. Many of the public sector organizations, including federal, state […] […]

While the weather’s tip top, the May 7 Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on Federal IT investments would have left Bill Murray with a chill. While the Ghostbuster suffered Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, even he’d be scared by the déjà vu in D.C.






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The cloud is a lot of things. Is it also a cyber security tool? Maybe so. Rep. Darrell Issa made an interesting observation this week at the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group’s discussion about cloud computing and cyber security. Because the National Security Agency – like so many other Federal agencies – still relies in […] […]

Everything about the DATA Act makes sense. Except that it’s 2014 and lawmakers should have passed this legislation years ago. But, hey – better late than never, and President Obama signed the bill last Friday. There’s a lot to like about the DATA Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Rob Portman […] […]

Elvis released “Hound Dog”on June 5, 1956. OMB picked the same date, 58 years later, for its FedRAMP deadline. Will it be a hunk or a howler?






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