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GovCloud Is Now For Real !!

On Friday July 1, Infrastructure-as-a-Services for the US federal government became a reality with Authority to Operate (ATO) approval for the following vendors: Web Hosting CGI Federal Computer Literacy World Eyak Technology Computer Technologies Consultant Savvis Federal Systems Virtual Machine Autonomic Resources Carahsoft Technology Corp CGI Federal Computer Literacy World AT&T Eyak Technology General DynamicsRead… Read more »

Why We Recommended Tumblr for the New Blog

Early last month, quietly launched the new blog on Tumblr. The launch was the result of six months of hard work by the team transitioning their previous blog (called GovGab) into a refreshed blog. We’re proud to have worked on this project for two key reasons: is the first federalRead… Read more » Needs to Carry the Public Records Torch

“…only 18% of services enable agencies to comply with public records laws” If you’re viewing your town’s Facebook or Twitter account, chances are the city attorney is still recovering from a social media migraine. And you may think I’m joking, but somewhere in your state a government webmaster is printing comments made on theirRead… Read more »

Did you see the portal? Your Reax, please.

I came across this article titled “Government Plans Mobile Apps Store” Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like ‘store’ that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers. I got curious when I read the article and immediately wentRead… Read more »

The New UK Government IT Strategy – The First Glimpse

Here in the UK, the first sighting in public has emerged of the Government’s new overarching ‘UK Public Sector ICT Strategy’ due to be published next month. The strategy has been in development over the last year by the UK Government’s CIO Council (a central co-ordinating body modelled on the Federal CIO Council) and plansRead… Read more » – Change and leadership in cloud computing

Vivek Kundra at the White House announced the new web site Here’s what really impresses me: while so many private sector folks are debating the pros and cons of cloud computing, Kundra just did it. He says they’re starting small, he says it will “take time before we can realize the full potential ofRead… Read more »