Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing


DISA reveals strategy for near future directions

The Defense Information Systems Agency 2011-2012 Campaign Plan adds more focus and definition to the agency's near- and long-term directions, including a renewed emphasis on enterprise services and mobile-computing technologies.

How to be a cloud

Embracing an internal cloud model for IT service delivery will require most agency IT departments to change the way they do business.

After Kundra: What next?

Vivek Kundra has been a forceful leader for change in federal IT, say many observers. What will happen to the efforts now under way when he leaves the federal CIO post in August?

Are consolidation's savings a mirage?

Migrating software to a new data center could take a big bite out of consolidation's anticipated payback.

NOAA moving e-mail to Google's cloud

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to migrate 25,000 e-mail users to a cloud-based unified messaging service by the end of the year.

Federal procurement turns green

A new acquisition regulation imposes standards for environmental friendliness and sustainability on federal procurements.

Research company sees acceleration in federal innovation

The federal government has become more innovative in the past 24 months and looks likely to continue on that path, according to a new report.

Private sector can learn from feds' telework implementation

For once, the federal government blazes a trail for the business sector via its implementation of agency telework programs.

DOD CIO presses on to uncertain future

Even though her office is in organizational limbo for now, Teri Takai is hard at work hammering out military cloud strategies and critical partnerships.

GSA adds electric cars to federal fleet; many more to come

The federal motor pool gets a little greener with the addition of electric cars.

Funding asterisk casts shadow over Army e-mail

A House subcommittee hesitates to fund e-mail migration until the Army shows its homework.

Ditch the data center groupthink and consider a new efficiency option

The picky power eaters in a tiny package aim to be the mighty mites of the data center.