A Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee today approved a bill that would give DHS "significant" money to continue its data center consolidation program.
A survey finds that three-quarters of federal information technology managers recognize the benefits of virtualization, but just 20 percent say their agencies are harnessing the technology to its fullest.
The House Appropriations Committee today approved a DHS funding bill that provides very little money for the department's data center consolidation.
One predicted trend for the next year is the rise of hybrid topologies/infrastructures, in which an agency might have a combination of internal servers for the more meat-and-potato functions, coupled with an external system such as Amazon’s S3 to “cloud burst,” or take up the slack, for files that are really popular.
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, speaking at the American Council of Technology and Industry Advisory Council's Management of Change Conference, said the government must tap Web 2.0's dynamic functionality.
The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology said it will put off some of its certification activities until it reviews what HHS has in mind for health IT
The government has updated its standard for reporting suspicious activity that could be linked to terrorism to deal with issues raised by civil liberties groups and police.
The Obama administration's health IT initiative needs strong identity management tools to protect patient privacy, according to vendors, providers and other experts at a panel today.
The Defense Department wants information from industry on how to provide e-mail security for its Global Information Grid network.
Thirty seven open-government groups have urged the Obama administration to make the White House's Office of Administration subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.
A network-centric data strategy that streamlines data discovery and sharing is crucial to Defense Department transformation efforts, Pentagon officials said.
The Homeland Security Department didn't consider risks from hurricanes when it set up its new backup data center in Mississippi, according to a new report.