The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) is driving change and savings – $3.2 billion by the end of this year according to some estimates. But surveys of federal IT professionals show that 72 percent of agencies have the same or more data centers today than before the initiative.

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Thank you for attending the Data Center Brainstorm on Wednesday, March 25 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. At this half-day conference, more than 150 “data center-fluent” Federal IT professionals from a variety of agencies gathered to discuss pressing and trending topics, including Accelerating Energy Savings, Infrastructures of the Future, and Application Rationalization. Attendees heard […]

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The crowd at South by Southwest didn’t stand up and cheer last week when Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker announced that Ian Kalin will become the agency’s chief data officer.

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The Government Accountability Office two weeks ago added IT to its biennial list of high-risk issues. But it’s not all because of big, failed projects. Legacy systems are among the biggest culprits.

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Here in America, we like to think of ourselves as leaders. Winners. The best at everything we tackle. Now we have another trophy for the mantle. We’re No. 1 in cyber risk.

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DJ Patil is not a turntable icon, spinning electronic dance music. He is the master of another medium – data. And last week he was named the nation’s first Chief Data Scientist.

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The best defense is a good offense, according to the Defense Department. No, seriously. At last week’s Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group Hillversation, some of the country’s most important IT leaders – tasked with oversight and protection of our nation’s military – spoke on how cloud adoption is affecting our nation’s defense.

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The White House is establishing a new office to fight cyberattacks with the mission to “connect the dots” by infusing intelligence from government agencies and the private sector.

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The Defense Information Services Agency (DISA) issued long awaited guidance last week, reducing the number of classification levels for Cloud data from four to six.

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Here’s our take on the Consumer Electronics Show in five words: gadgets, gizmos, geeks, gear, and glitter.

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Consumers provided more evidence last week that they can’t get enough apps for amusement or to improve productivity.

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We love our phones. Mobility and telework policies continue to grow, but so do mobile threats.

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Feds need help stopping cyber attacks. Ethical hackers look for weaknesses in networks. Can they work together to improve cyber security?

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David Bennett, CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency, has been thinking about cloud a lot lately. DOD rolled out DISA’s milCloud in March. Bennett, who took over as DISA CIO in October 2012, said in April that the Federal government is comfortable with its approach to cloud computing – essentially they keep as much […]

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