Blog Posts Tagged with "Federal"

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Cloud Computing Challenges at Federal Agencies

September 15, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The use of commodity components, coupled with highly automated controls, enable cloud computing. These characteristics also enable the economic model that makes it so disruptive to the status quo. As an example, the cloud delivery model typically does not require any advance usage commitment...

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FedPlatform.org Focuses on a Government PaaS

August 31, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

FedPlatform.org has been formed as a collaborative initiative to help federal organizations safely learn about and evaluate PaaS technologies. The initiative supports the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and the Federal CIO’s 25-Point Federal IT Reform Plan...

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Federal OMB Directs Agencies to Expand CIO Powers

August 29, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

This expansion of the role of the CIO at the federal level is seen as essential by outgoing Federal CIO Kundra in order to drive desired cost savings and ROI through specific programs like the data center consolidation program as well as the migration of applications to the cloud...

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White House Hires Former Microsoft Exec as Federal CIO

August 12, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

The White House has named a new Chief Information Officer to succeed Vivek Kundra. Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel, an Obama supporter who attended the inauguration, will become the next Chief Information Officer of the federal government...

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A Potential Silver Lining in a Government Shutdown

April 08, 2011 Added by:Wayde York

Threats that exploit our systems and target specific information work in the background in a "low and slow" method, and finding them in the din of normal network traffic is difficult. If the shutdown does occur, the layers of noise that protects these threats will be pulled back...

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T.J.Maxx Hacker Claims Fed's Authorized Activities

April 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I was acting on behalf of the United States Secret Service and that I was authorized and directed to engage in the conduct I committed as part of my assignment to gather intelligence and seek out international cybercriminals. I now know and understand that I have been used as a scapegoat..."

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Government Shutdown Could Impact Cyber Security

April 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When we put ourselves in state of chaos like this, and this is what it will be, think of the opportunities for striking through the APTs (advanced persistent threats), they can pick and choose the targets with much less security behind them..."

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