The legislation would require OMB, EPA and the Department of Energy to lead the development of standards for measuring data center performance.
One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.
The overall changes are modest compared to fiscal 2014, but many individual agency budgets see much larger swings.
If cloud providers are also brokers, can an agency be sure its interests are put first?
Few specifics were revealed, but the trend is clearly toward tech and away from troops.
Steve Kelman looks at the latest example of tradeoffs inherent in internet innovation.
All the net savings come on the defense side, where the request for IT funding is down about 6 percent from fiscal 2014 spending.
The executive training proposal complements a broader, $56 billion plan aimed at improving customer service by federal agencies.
The Einstein automated intrusion-detection system would be funded at $549 million under the president's proposal.
A study from the Bipartisan Policy Center recommends incentives to persuade utility companies to comply with industry standards.
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