Data Center

CBP extends cargo system disaster recovery contract

Customs and Border Protection adds five years to its cloud-based disaster recovery infrastructure-as-a-service contract with IBM.

DHS pushes toward data center consolidation

The Department of Homeland Security is closing in on a final solicitation for the management of its Mississippi data center, with an eye to supporting cloud and hybrid IT operations.

FITARA scores trend up, but concerns on data centers, CIO authorities remain

At the ninth House hearing on implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, many agencies showed improvement, but lawmakers cited familiar problems.

Focus on compute, not cloud, says GSA official

Agencies have to put data center and cloud optimization plans together to come to cohesive solution for computing, said agency and industry experts.

DHS cloud push comes with complications

A pressing data center closure schedule and an ensuing scramble to move applications means that some Homeland Security components might need more than one hop to get to the cloud.

The stubborn persistence of government data centers

DHS, DOJ, State Department officials agree that hybrid infrastructure is the answer for the foreseeable future.

New data center metrics to show up in FITARA scorecard

CIOs want FITARA scoring to grow as federal IT does, but not sprint ahead.

Oracle fires back in JEDI lawsuit as court date approaches

Lawyers for Amazon Web Services, the Department of Justice and Oracle are set to deliver oral arguments in the long-running JEDI lawsuit on July 10, while an award from DOD is expected in late August.

Federal CIO issues new data center strategy

Suzette Kent told a House panel that the new policy "focuses on enabling aggressive closure and ensuring efficient operations."

GAO: Agencies could push harder on data center closing

Federal agencies are finding success with data center consolidation, but GAO finds some complications.

Defense CDO: Why market share matters in cloud

There are only three general purpose clouds, DOD data chief Michael Conlin says.

OMB looks to freeze out federal data centers

As part of a policy refresh, the Office of Management and Budget is putting new hurdles in place for agencies that want to acquire new or expand current physical data center facilities.

IBM supplements JEDI protest

The move came days after the Government Accountability Office dismissed a similar protest from Oracle against the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud buy.

DISA to close St. Louis data center

DISA will close or limit operations at four of its data centers around the world as a result of its Computing Ecosystem optimization initiative.

4 steps toward IT consolidation

To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.

DOD CIO: JRSS set for 2019 completion

Acting Defense Department CIO Essye Miller said the massive Joint Regional Security Stacks program is nearly 60 percent completed and on track to be done by the end of 2019.

A data-driven approach to data center optimization

The first step for agencies looking to consolidate: taking stock of existing assets.