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SYS-CON Events announced today that Winvale, a leading government contracts consultancy and value added reseller, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 9th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 7–10, 2011, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Winvale is a...
Despite the shrinking government dollar Intel has formed a brand new Intel Federal LLC subsidiary to “address new opportunities in working with the US government” on HPC, including exascale computing with the Department of Energy and other agencies. It says “Reaching supercomputer pe...
At the 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City in June 2011, Jill Tummler Singer answered the question: "Is Enterprise Cloud Computing for real?" She concluded that the time for Enterprise Cloud Computing is now, proposing that all of the indicators are in place to suggest a rapi...
Out to get its share of the shrinking federal gravy train, Amazon Web Services Tuesday came up with AWS GovCloud, which it claims is safe enough for Washington and its legion of contractors to run “more sensitive” workloads on by resolving at least some of the regulatory and compliance...
Amazon Web Services LLC (AWS) on Tuesday announced AWS GovCloud, a new AWS Region designed to allow U.S. government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive workloads into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. Previously, government agenc...
The White House Thursday tapped ex-Microsoftee Steve VanRoekel to replace the US’ very first CIO, the cloud-introducing Vivek Kundra, who’s leaving this month for a joint appointment at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. VanRoekel did 15 years a...
enStratus announced on Tuesday that it has signed a joint marketing agreement with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to deliver a complete suite of cloud services and solutions. SAIC and enStratus are working together to help commercial and federal agencies plan, de...
Huddle figures it’s the first cloud-based collaboration and content management service to offer an eyes-only private collaboration service to government customers with highly classified clearance that they can use to access and share their very private data stores. It seems that the ...
The Obama administration is going to close down 800 of the now 2,000 federal data centers in the next four years in an effort to save a buck and move to the cloud. In April it said 137 sites would close this year and Wednesday it listed 178 for closure by the end of next year but som...
General Dynamics announced on Monday that it has acquired Network Connectivity Solutions (NETCONN), a provider of enterprise services and cloud computing to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The value of the cash transaction, which is expected to be accretive to General Dynamics' e...
US antitrust chief Christine Varney is leaving the Justice Department early next month to join Cravath, Swaine & Moore, IBM’s pet outside law firm. There she’s supposed to specialize in antitrust issues related to mergers and acquisitions. The Wall Street Journal says Cravath almost n...
Vivek Kundra, the very first federal CIO, the guy who brought the cloud to Washington and oversaw its e-government initiatives, will be leaving for a joint Harvard fellowship at the Kennedy School and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society come mid-August. His resignation was co...
In the Fall of 2009, while she was Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, Jill Tummler Singer shared with attending conference delegates her view that Enterprise Cloud Computing was "The Infrastructure's Ultimate Revenge" - no...
In December 2010, the U.S. Federal government awarded cloud computing contracts that totaled over $2B in value. It also announced a mandatory "cloud first" policy, requiring every agency to deploy at least three of its services to the cloud. This transition represents a monumental chan...
The US government is looking for $2.5 billion worth of cloud services over five years, beginning with e-mail and moving on to office automation and records management, then possibly geospatial and financial services. The feds may share what they buy with state and local governments. Th...
AppZero and Nisha Technologies on Wednesday announced a partnership agreement by which Nisha Technologies has the right to resell and support all of AppZero’s patent-enriched application virtualization solutions in Canada. AppZero offers server-side virtualization for Microsoft Windows...
Diane Macedo of Fox News worked on Sofia's story for more than a month, studying documents, interviewing more than a dozen people, and fact-checking before publishing her news story on Monday and airing our interview. Here is the link to the Fox News on-camera interview and the link to...
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US offers free flights out for employees in Syria." As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali, a US citiz...
Toronto - Canada has been awarded a degrading 'D for Innovation', fundamentally because the Canadian IT industry simply isn't inventing enough. Insufficient funding and insufficient support for business start-ups has resulted in a huge innovation gap in Canada. First this means the Can...
The RFP for Elections Canada provides the ideal blueprint for planning the development of Cloud provider services. It typifies the majority of potential clients that web hosting providers can address, and describes exactly the technical enhancements they're looking for to begin the mo...
IBM and Cable&Wireless Worldwide, on Monday jointly announced their collaboration to develop a new intelligent data and communications solution, UK Smart Energy Cloud, to support the UK's Smart Meter Implementation Program, which aims to rollout more than 50 million smart meters in the...
The Justice Department got a federal magistrate judge in Virginia last Friday to uphold her previous order telling Twitter to give federal prosecutors access to the accounts maintained by people close to WikiLeaks. That includes the contacts, records of activity, e-mail addresses, ba...
VMware, a provider of virtualization and cloud infrastructure, on Wednesday announced the availability of VMware View Client for iPad on the Apple App Store for free. Enabling Apple iPad users to access their virtual Windows desktops, applications and data from anywhere, the new VMware...
Government IT departments have concerns that are different from their private sector counterparts such as a lack of a procurement strategy and legacy skills sets and personnel tied to old technologies. In his session at the 8th International Cloud Expo, Logan Kleier, CISO for the City...
Federal agencies are likely to experience major cuts in their budgets for the next several years, but there is one area where cost savings can be made and which would result in significant increased efficiencies: cloud computing. The U.S. government is the world's largest consumer of ...
Objectivity, Inc., supplier of data technologies used in some the most advanced military C2/C4ISR (command, control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) data fusion, analytics and metadata systems, today announced the company was recently the recipient of two awards related ...
Newsfuzion.com posted at 10:00 Eastern time "Twitter is back up and functioning normally. Let's hope it stays that way." Other reports say access is intermittent. Breaking News from Libya and other middle Eastern countries where the Arab Revolution (sometimes referred to as the T...
After three days of hearings, a British court has ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange extradited to Sweden ostensibly for questioning on rape and sexual assault charges made by two WikiLeaks volunteers. Although he hasn’t been charged, Sweden prosecutors have made it clear that, ...
Delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors will be traveling from all over the world to New York this coming June 6-9 to attend 8th International Cloud Expo in New York City, co-located at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 11th Virtualization Conference & Expo. Here is an ea...
Since the CIO.gov site is down for maintenance I wanted to help spread the word on this new document, the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. I hate to say this, but I have not read it myself yet! But I have read everything else Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has had a hand in publishing an...
Unisys Corporation, on Thursday announced its Application Modernization Platform as a Service (AMPS(SM)) offering, a subscription-based service to help federal government agencies reduce the cost, complexity, risk and time involved in modernizing their legacy software applications. Th...
NIST is inviting comments on suggested changes or enhancements to its NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145) - they need to be sent to [email protected] no later than February 28, 2011.
"We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living." With this one sentence, President Barack Obama ushered in once...
Cloud Expo, Inc. announced on Thursday that Cloud Expo 2011 New York, the 8th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, will take place June 6-9, 2011, at the Javits Center in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world’s leading Cloud-...
Our McS consulting practice specializes in fast-tracking cutting edge, new innovations such as Cloud computing, Open Government and Social Innovation. These can be utilized by start-ups, providing them a unique invention to launch and grow their business, and it can also be leveraged ...
Public-facing web sites belonging to the US Treasury Department like the agency main site treasury.gov and little numbers like MyMoney.gov, TIGTA.gov, SIGTARP.gov and IRSOversightBoard.treasury.gov have moved to Amazon EC2 according to government contractor Smartronix, responsible for ...
SCORE, source of free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs, and Intacct, a cloud financial management and accounting applications, on Monday announced an exclusive partnership that will benefit SCORE and the more than one million businesses SCORE helps to start and ...
NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) on Wednesday selected IBM for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organiz...
NATO's Allied Command Transformation (ACT) on Wednesday selected IBM for a strategic technology project to gain experience with emerging information technologies to improve data center efficiency and increase data sharing by its 28 member nations. The initiative will enable the organi...
An unidentified 16-year-old boy reportedly involved in the massive WikiLeaks-provoked Operation Payback attacks on MasterCard, Visa and others was arrested by Dutch police in The Hague Wednesday night, according to the Wall Street Journal Thursday. According to the Dutch prosecution ...