Posts Tagged: cloud

Procurement Management Stress

There’s a lot of pressure on procurement officers: cut costs, supplier quality, amount of people power, process compliance and contract management. More and more the paper piles and inability to accurately review and assess bids is hampering the success of many, many local government agencies. To meet this challenge specialty software providers are solving thisRead… Read more »

NGA Exploring “Community Cloud” With NCOIC

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is looking to leverage industry expertise through collaboration with the Network Centic Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC). NGA provides timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security objectives. NCOIC’s mission is to facilitate global realization of the benefit inherent in Network Centric Operations. To that end, they seekRead… Read more »

Vivek Kundra – State of Public Sector Cloud Computing

Last week Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra release his report on the “State of Public Sector Cloud Computing”. The report not only details Federal budget guidance issued to agencies to foster the adoption of cloud computing, but it also describes 30 illustrative case studies at the Federal, state and local government level. As statedRead… Read more »

DoD, NASA and GSA Address Secure Cloud Computing

On Thursday, May 26th, the Federal Executive Forum featured three important Federal cloud computing leaders: David McClure- Associate Administrator, GSA Office of Citizen Services and Communications Col. Kevin Foster- Office of the Secretary of Defense Chris Kemp- CTO, NASA Ames The one hour program discussed: – Key Initiatives & Progress Made in Cloud Computing –Read… Read more »

Cloud Computing Day at DoDIIS

I’m declaring Monday, May 24th, as Cloud Computing Day at DoDIIS. Lieutenant General Richard Zahner, Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, seemed to get things going with his video that highlighted the future Army’s dependence on “cloud nodes”. I also enjoyed the keynote by EMC Corporation Board Chairman, President and CEO Joseph Tucci’s “A NewRead… Read more »

Gov 2.0: Are You Ready? You’ve Made the Decision, What is the Impact?

By Luis Benavides, Business Development Manager http://blogs.netapp.com/uspub/2010/05/gov20_ruready.html In the past when I was invited to talk to customers about SharePoint on NetApp (SnapManager for SharePoint) I would always start the conversation off by talking about the world of ‘collaboration’ and endless possibilities, about how SharePoint is a starting point; integration with Project Server, BizTalk, StreamingRead… Read more »

Untethered: Work, and Life, in the Cloud

This weekend, I got the chance to meet a longtime online friend face-to-face following his trip to a local Google conference. Alan Pruitt, who I met a few years back on a LinkedIn group for private investigators, is a licensed PI out of Yuma, AZ, doing due diligence backgrounds for major employers, and he alsoRead… Read more »

Cloud Computing and Virtualization Aren’t What you Think

Today I had the opportunity to listen to a discussion about cloud computing and virtualization of IT services: “The Future of Enterprise IT Architecture” with representatives from Cisco, VMware, and Barquin. Now most non-IT government workers, like myself, probably would think, “Why in the world would you subject yourself to something like that?” But fortunatelyRead… Read more »

Success Stories of the Cloud in Action

Live blogging from Cloud Computing Summit… Session – Success Stories of the Cloud in Action Draw the lines on cloud-what goes into it. not mission critical systems Nebula – NASA-Research class cloud-Looking to solve problems in the future-How cheap storage is-Everything in platform is open source and releasing it Customer and public facing information inRead… Read more »