Cloud / Virtualization / Green Computing

VA improving IT performance, CIO says

After two years, CIO Roger Baker says he's seeing improvements in VA's troubled IT operations.

Connolly works to make green concepts practical

Mindy Connolly, GSA's new chief acquisition officer, takes a practical view of federal procurement policy.

Cloud users could have edge in shutdown

Some agencies could fare better than others in the event of a federal government shutdown, and what could make the difference is a willingness to adopt new technologies and relinquish control.

Sunny days ahead for cloud?

The federal budget and CIO Vivek Kundra put some money behind cloud efforts. Will it work to increase the adoption of the technology?

White House wants 'disruptive' shift in IT strategy, Kundra says

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra pushes for a major change in federal IT strategy away from asset ownership and toward buying IT services.

Cloud efforts to get 25 percent of IT spending

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy calls for 25 percent of federal IT spending to go to the cloud, with data center consolidation helping to pay for it.

Cloud isn't playing out like we thought

Everyone expects cloud computing to transform government technology practices, but the question is how.

Bajinder Paul joins GSA's innovative technologies office

Bajinder Paul, who has won two Federal 100 awards from FCW for his work using IT to help his agencies interact with the public, is now at GSA.

Why you can quit worrying about cloud security

Cloud security isn't as scary as you think, as long as you understand and respect these four points.

Navy freezes server purchases

The Navy has frozen its server purchases and halted the creation of new data centers in a move seen as a step toward reducing its IT infrastructure.

Outsourcing, insourcing and partisanship: Lawmaker seeks cooperation, not conflict

Rep. Gerry Connelly (D-Va.) thinks IT management and procurement are issues Democrats and Republicans can embrace. He wants hearings on insourcing federal work and poaching contractors' employees.

Google wins: Interior forbidden to award noncompetitive contract to Microsoft

Interior Department officials began considering awarding a contract to Microsoft too early in the contracting process, judge writes.

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