Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing


Cloud reputation hurt by cybersecurity worries

Former CIO Vivek Kundra promoted cloud technology as a way to save money, but some feds are concerned about its security.

DOD targets new security approaches for the cloud

DOD is finding that the old security techniques, which weren’t that great anyway, won’t be enough in the dynamic world of the cloud.

Kundra says he has started to close the IT gap

Vivek Kundra, the first federal CIO, offers some parting thoughts on public service.

Army seeks energy independence

The Army announces a new task force to target its renewable energy goals.

DOD steps up data center closures

The Defense Department is about to pour on speed to close data centers before the end of the year.

Encrypted VoIP available for federal teleworkers

Officescape gets a federal certification for its Telesecure VoIP product.

Recovery.gov IT staffers talk about agility, mobility

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board as a new and independent agency has emphasized agility, speed and mobility in its IT operations, staff members said.

Migration to cloud won't happen without leadership

To make cloud computing work, leaders must address cultural and process biases, write Sterling Phillips, CEO of GTSI and a member of TechAmerica's cloud commission.

Is data center consolidation worth the bother?

Some doubt that the government can close all its redundant data centers, but the Obama administration remains enthusiastic.

How to advocate green IT in your office

Advocates can get their offices to think 'green' by dealing with everything from senior leaders to printer paper.

Senators urge Obama to lead on green IT efforts

Agencies have improved their use of green IT, but no one can be sure how much because there are no real standards for success.

Kundra heralds 'golden source' of data center savings coming soon

Agency reports set to be published Oct. 7 will yield the most detailed information to date about consolidation's expected cost savings.