Posts Tagged: centers

The Transformative Power of the Internet – Plus Your Weekend Reads

In the 21st century the world runs on the internet. But so very few of us understand the power behind the mouse. In part four of the DorobekINSIDER’s interview with journalist and author Andrew Blum, we look at how these connected networks are transforming the way we live, work and think. It seems to be… Read more »

Who really knows how the internet works? Bueller? Part 3

There is a major disconnect that exists right now about the use, state and function of the information highway. Many leading internet policy experts simply don’t understand how the internet works on a physical level. They don’t know how the networks connect, worse yet, they don’t seem to care. That’s one of the reasons that… Read more »

DISA Shutters Ohio, Penn. Data Centers

The Defense Information Systems Agency has moved to consolidate its data centers and information technology infrastructures as part of efforts to reduce operational costs. DISA moved the operations of its data centers in Dayton, Ohio and Chambersburg, Pa. into the Defense Enterprise Computing Centers on Oct. 1, the agency said Thursday. This effort is part… Read more »

GSA: 32% of Data Centers Shuttered During FY 2013

The General Services Administration has moved to close 37 data centers and consolidate information technology systems as part of agency efforts to reduce its footprint and costs. GSA shut 32 percent of its non-core data centers in fiscal year 2013 as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative aimed at cutting real estate costs… Read more »

University Researchers Examine Shutdown’s Effects on Health, Security Programs

The U.S. government shutdown could interrupt some of the country’s services such as disease detection and prevention, healthcare, food safety, emergency response and compliance activities, according to a report by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Lisa Schnirring and Robert Roos write public health and food safety agencies have warned… Read more »

A History of Federal Data Centers [Infographic]

In one form or another, data centers have been at the core of the federal government’s technology infrastructure for more than 100 years. The government’s interest in computers was sparked years before the first machines were ready for widespread use, and data centers are now vital to most agencies’ daily operations. This infographic originally appeared… Read more »

Government Conferences: Now What? The first meeting to address the knee-jerk reactions toward cutting government events

What’s your take on what should be discussed? An online event on February 7, 2013 from 10:00am-12:00 EST NEWS: Adam Arthur, Virtual Platform Initiative Lead, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just added to the speaker roster. The conduct of vitally important government conferences has come under increasing fire in the past couple of… Read more »

LAST CHANCE: Help make energy companies work better for government

You want to help your organization save energy, time and money. But companies from which you buy power and energy efficiency services don’t always understand your pain points or what’s important to you. If you’re ready to affect this dynamic, our company invites you to contribute to our research report. It’s easy and doesn’t take… Read more »

Public Sector IT and the Winter at Valley Forge

One of the most well-known narratives of the American Revolutionary War is the harsh winter suffered by General George Washington and his colonial soldiers at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Troops were under-supplied, their uniforms were threadbare, and many suffered illness and disease from the brutal conditions. However, the American colonies generally were not starved for resources…. Read more »

My Cup of IT: WikiLeaks and the Data Center Crunch

By: Steve O’Keeffe – http://bit.ly/gM8OGm Gaddafis prefer blondes, the Yemeni president has a yen for good whiskey – no wonder they call it “ya man” – and the Saudis are mad at Ahmadinejad. Julian Assange and his cohorts at WikiLeaks put a new spin on open government. This stuff makes TSA molesting at the airport… Read more »