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Up for Debate: A mandate for the cloud is wishing for pie in the sky.

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra wants all agencies to jump into the cloud, but can he put them off the plane? He doesn’t really have the incentives or sanctions he needs to make this happen.

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Posted by David Rapp on May 01, 2010 at 9:03 AM


FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1996, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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    Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

    A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

  • General Frost

    Army wants cyber capability everywhere

    The Army's cyber director said cyber, electronic warfare and information operations must be integrated into warfighters' doctrine and training.

  • Rising Star 2013

    Meet the 2016 Rising Stars

    FCW honors 30 early-career leaders in federal IT.

Reader comments

Thu, May 27, 2010 KeithK Virginia

How is Government 2.0 like a Government worker? Management will continue to promote it for years without any evidence it is actually working.

Tue, May 18, 2010 Lynn

The Federal government is barely able to jump into the 21st Century much less into the cloud. With every security issue causing department level senior staff do knee jurk reaction and many times tieing the hands of the IT community, there is no way that we will want to jump much less step out. Good luck to anyone who wants us to stick our neck out and do what the civilian world is doing.

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