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Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.
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Intelligence analysis benefits big from cloud computing

Cloud computing could revolutionize the intelligence community's analysis abiliies, trade group concludes.

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GSA gives FedRAMP structure as launch date draws near

The FedRAMP Concept of Operations document puts meat on the program's bones.

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NIST sets security approach for cloud computing

New guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology offer recommendations agencies should consider when outsourcing data, applications and infrastructure to a public cloud environment.

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Agencies' needs could imperil FedRAMP

The specific requirements some federal agencies have could undercut the standardized approach of the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program, industry experts say.

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VanRoekel quickens pace on data center closures

Federal CIO changes the definition of data center, accelerates closure schedule.

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4 steps to take before buying cloud services

When moving to the cloud, agencies need to know the right questions to ask their vendor, says CBP's Wolf Tombe.

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GSA contracts enable migration to cloud: Davie

Procurement contracts currently available to federal agencies cover about 90 percent of what they need to purchase products and services to migrate to the cloud, a GSA official told a cloud computing conference.

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Kundra heralds 'golden source' of data center savings coming soon

Agency reports set to be published Oct. 7 will yield the most detailed information to date about consolidation's expected cost savings.

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All of GSA's e-mail now in Google cloud

The General Services Administration has successfully migrated its 17,000 e-mail users to Google Apps for Government, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

EPA, Interior face budget cuts as proposals move out of committee

The Environmental Protection Agency stands to lose significant funding for fiscal 2012 under a budget bill released by the House Appropriations Committee July 6.

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Interior hopes to save $500 million through IT transformation

The Interior Department expects to save up to $500 million by 2020 by leveraging modern technology.

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3 steps to a more flexible cloud procurement process

The federal government needs to implement flexible procurement policies so cloud services companies can become more agile to meet agencies’ unique requirements, a Unisys executive said.

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Liability in the cloud: a complex forecast

As data is stored and transmitted across international borders via cloud infrastructures a growing concern is: who should be held liable for data breaches when information flows across jurisdictions?

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NOAA moving e-mail to Google's cloud

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to migrate 25,000 e-mail users to a cloud-based unified messaging service by the end of the year.

State Department gets serious about games

Gaming technology can be a powerful tool in the diplomacy arena, helping government and nongovernmental organizations solve complex problems together in a virtual setting, speakers said at the Tech@State conference.

Social media policies: strict, loose or in-between?

Some agencies block all social media, others block none. Some curtail streaming sites, others just ask employees to be responsible. Is there any chance of these policies coming into harmony?

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Budget squeeze: One CIO's story of survival

EPA's new CIO, Malcolm Jackson, proposes five steps to making progress on IT during a time of doing "three things with the same dollars that we used to do two things with."

IT success on a shoestring: 5 tips

Struggling with IT programs on a shrinking budget? One agency CIO has set five priorities for succeeding at IT management in a time of fiscal restraint.

Digital oil: What is it?

Vivek Kundra speaks about the "black gold" of the future: digital infrastructure.

Nothing wussy about moderate security

"There is nothing wussy about moderate," Robert Williams, president of Clear Government Solutions said at a recent briefing on cloud computing in the government in Washington, D.C.