Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing

GSA trying out cloud collaboration platform in early 2012

The General Services Administration is preparing to roll out a new platform for real-time social media collaboration in the cloud for its employees

Hadoop cuts big data down to size

The open-source software has unmatched analytical chops, but it is hardly a free ride.

In the intelligence community, a cosmic shift

With budget pressures bearing down and a workforce demanding mobile technology, intelligence agencies look to the cloud for solutions.

Do we need new contracts for cloud?

Why not all contracting itches should be scratched.

Acquisition rules slowing down cloud procurements, federal IT execs say

Federal agency executives are facing some rough spots in managing the transition to cloud services environments, a panel of federal IT experts said today.

NIST cloud roadmap: Too much too fast?

A new cloud roadmap aims to help the government speed up the cloud migration process but agencies should consider slowing down to make sure they prioritize security.

FedRAMP to become mandatory, fed CIO says

NIST guidelines, FedRAMP and monitoring contribute to cloud security

Cloud-computing help is on the way for agency managers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's road map is designed to support secure adoption of cloud computing by federal agencies. Comments are due by Dec. 2.

Analysis: Cybersecurity puzzle is a tough one to solve

Experts agree a multidimensional approach to cybersecurity is necessary, but what does that really mean?

DISA plans a new step toward DOD cloud

DISA's new RFI aims to develop new framework, architecture and guidelines for a DOD-wide enterprise cloud -- but the agency is also considering the hurdles ahead in its implementation.

Workplace as a service? DHS CIO says yes

Department of Homeland Security is looking to try out a new business model.

USAJobs launches to boos and hisses

Users roundly criticized the launch of USAJobs 3.0 and raised questions about OPM's decision to insource the site.

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