Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing


Data.gov begins move to cloud to allow social sharing, more visualization tools

The federal government's open-data website, Data.gov, is moving into the cloud, but a few funding questions trail behind.

Bill would require warrants for access to cloud e-mail, cell phone location data

Sen. Patrick Leahy has introduced legislation that would update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986.

DHS cancels financial system modernization, considers cloud instead

The Homeland Security Department has officially canceled its second attempt at modernizing its financial systems.

Army enterprise e-mail move proceeds apace, DISA says

The enterprise e-mail initiative that the Army is implementing through DISA is moving forward with costs contained, despite some struggles along the way, DOD officials say.

OMB tells agencies to cancel print subscriptions to Federal Register

Agencies have been told to stop subscribing to the print edition of the government's journal, the Federal Register.

Budget squeeze: One CIO's story of survival

EPA's new CIO, Malcolm Jackson, proposes five steps to making progress on IT during a time of doing "three things with the same dollars that we used to do two things with."

IT success on a shoestring: 5 tips

Struggling with IT programs on a shrinking budget? One agency CIO has set five priorities for succeeding at IT management in a time of fiscal restraint.

Green benefits of telework aren't just for Earth Day

Telecommuting is said to have many benefits for the environment.

Fiberlink's MaaS360 enables GSA telework initiatives

The General Services Administration is leveraging Fiberlink's "mobility-as-a-service" technology.

DOD not ready for total cloud migration, CIO says

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai cautions against jumping into the cloud.

Cloud computing: mainframe redux

Large IT vendors are using interest in cloud computing to angle for a much bigger share of your IT spending.

IT programs face big cuts in new spending bill

The budget agreement between Congress and the White House would cut nearly $40 billion overall in federal spending. IT programs are a large part of that.