Enterprise Architecture

Virtualization: A guide to the latest lessons learned

Recent studies highlight the evolving role of virtualization and the troubles that agencies might encounter.

New organization to address interoperability between social media, ID management

The Kantara Initiative will provide a venue for the identity management industry to cooperate in developing interoperable technologies that will better enable identity-based applications and other interactive online transactions.

EPA provides business intell, analytics tools in SaaS model

Environmental Protection Agency discovers that, despite a few glitches, Oracle business intelligence software can be shared across the entire agency.

GSA: Verizon’s Trusted Internet services cleared for Networx

Verizon Communications Inc. joins AT&T Inc., Qwest Communications Inc. and Sprint Solutions Inc. as a Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service provider under the General Services Administration’s Networx telecommunications contract.

Bill would fund DHS data center consolidation

A Senate Appropriations Committee subcommittee today approved a bill that would give DHS "significant" money to continue its data center consolidation program.

Use of virtualization lacking in agencies

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.

DHS data center problems addressed in funding bill

The House Appropriations Committee today approved a DHS funding bill that provides very little money for the department's data center consolidation.

Lisagor: Hybrid networks promise better performance

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.

Kundra: Government must tap into Web 2.0's potential

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.

Health IT commission postpones certifications

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

Standard updated for reporting suspicious activity

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.

Health IT program needs ID management

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.

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