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WikiLeaks organizer Julian Assange is apparently going to turn himself in to the British police. At least, his lawyers told the British press late Monday that they are negotiating a meeting with Scotland Yard so Assange can answer questions. His attorney Mark Stephens reportedly said, ...
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on Thursday awarded a contract to Unisys to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time. Accordin...
The Whitehouse Office of Management and Budget has announced that, from now on, cloud computing would be the “default approach to IT” for US government agencies. The move comes as an element of a sweeping set of government IT reforms begun last summer intended to “close the IT gap” be...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the 8th International Cloud Expo will take place June 6-9, 2011, in New York City. The International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is the world's leading Cloud-focused event and is held three times a year, in New York, Silicon Valley and ...
How can organizations use enterprise/private cloud capabilities to improve information-sharing? In his session at the 7th International Cloud Expo, Ira A. (Gus) Hunt, CTO to the CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, will discuss how the Intelligence Community has been using enterpri...
CSC announced on Thursday that the U.S. Army awarded the company a task order to provide technical and engineering support for its Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The task order, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 first quarter, has a ...
Google’s got a special new version of its standard Premier Edition Google Apps that’s supposed to meet basic toe-in-the-door government security requirements. Well, at least the data generated by the government’s use of Gmail and calendaring will be segregated from everybody else’s c...
GTSI Corp., an IT infrastructure solutions and services provider to government, on Thursday announced a strategic relationship with Terremark Worldwide, a global provider of IT infrastructure services to deliver Enterprise Cloud Solutions to federal, state, and local government. The re...
Bermuda, famed for its 220 days of sunshine per annum, is welcoming the arrival of the cloud. Lagan, the global leader in government to citizen (G2C) technology, today announces it has been awarded the contract to implement a pilot program utilizing cloud-based enterprise case manageme...
The core technology developed for NASA's Nebula cloud computing platform has been selected as a contributor for OpenStack, a newly launched open source cloud computing initiative. It will pull together more than 25 companies to play a key role in driving cloud computing standards for i...
NC4 Inc., a provider of Situational Readiness solutions, announced on Friday the Universal Console(UC) - a foundation technology that enables users of NC4's Homeland Security Cloud universal GIS access. Previously vast amounts of all-hazards mapping and GIS data has been accessible via...
CSC announced on Wednesday that the U.S. Army awarded the company a task order to provide technical and engineering support for its Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC). The five-year task order, which was awarded during CSC’s fiscal 2011 first quar...
Google's quixotic and poorly executed attempt to do business in China on its terms rather than the Chinese government's has suffered another serious setback. Google's Internet Content Providers (ICP) license to run google.cn expired on Wednesday and the Communist regime told the compa...
BAE Systems is collaborating with Freedom PST to provide solutions to the federal government as it looks to save money and protect the environment by consolidating data centers. BAE Systems and Newtown, Pennsylvania-based Freedom PST will work to fill a growing need for cloud computing...
Intel is doing whatever it must to head off what it has called a “misguided,” poorly investigated monopoly maintenance trial by the Federal Trade Commission. The only thing we don’t know yet is whatever it is but Intel said late Monday that the pair had filed a joint standstill motio...
"The technical and security needs of our government customers are very specialized, and having a senior resource focused on IT and the cloud in this sector is a major competitive differentiator for RightNow," said Laef Olson, CIO of RightNow, as he announced the promotion of RightNow's...
NASA and Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) will be collaborating on interoperability between NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and Japan's NII Cloud infrastructure. Nebula, NASA’s huge open source project for the purpose of on-demand cloud computing integrates cloud...
The US Patent & Trademark Office is suggesting that inventors basically grease its palm to get their patent applications out of PTO limbo. The agency’s director David Kappos, one of IBM’s old IP lawyers, has proposed a three-gait system that could get a submission jumped to the head ...
The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group is launching Inside Google to educate the public and opinion leaders about Google's dangerous dominance over the Internet, computing and consumers' online lives. Inside Google's blog is authored by experienced consumer advocates and jou...
Roger Thompson, Chief Research Officer for AVG, who leads a global team of security researchers, blogged earlier today abiot how a U.S. Treasury site had been hacked and were reaching out to an attack site in Ukraine. The websites involved were bep.gov (Bureau of Engraving and Printing...
NASA's CIO Linda Cureton says cloud computing and social media are empowering the space organization to become more efficient, save money, get citizens excited about their agency, and ultimately accomplish more missions. In addition, the City of Los Angeles is one of the nation's first...
Cloud Computing is making modern, world-class IT infrastructure available to companies of all sizes regardless of economic cycles. The Cloud has captured the imagination of IT because it promises compute capacity as a liquid currency that can be shared and made available on demand....
HP's Russian headquarters in Moscow were tossed Wednesday by the investigative arm of the Prosecutor General's Office at the request of German authorities according to reports by both Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. It appears from the story the Journal has managed to piece tog...
SOASTA, the leader in cloud testing, on Tuesday announced it has extended its industry leading performance testing solution CloudTest with the release of CloudTest Analytics, the first real time Business Intelligence engine purpose-built for Performance Management. This new analytic e...
Through NIST, the Federal government will now address cloud interoperability, portability and security in a focused and collaborative manner. To kick this off, a "Cloud Summit" on May 20, 2010 will be used to introduce NIST as the lead organization for the definition of the Federal Go...
Once the news got out that it had welched on its 2005 patent pledge to the open source community and had threatened TurboHercules (TH) with patent infringement, IBM had to come up with some cover story or another to contain the fallout. So it switched places with many of its observers ...
SYS-CON announced today that "Cloud Expo, Inc." has spun out of SYS-CON Events, Inc. as a startup events management company effective March 1, 2010. Carmen Gonzalez begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting was named president & CEO of Cloud Expo, Inc. Carmen...
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has told the Federal Communications Commission that it can’t make broadband providers treat all the Internet content and services traveling over their networks the same. Comcast, the big cable company, challenged the FCC’s right ...
Focus Washington TechView recently sat down with Rob Tarkoff, senior vice president for Business Productivity Solutions at Adobe Systems Incorporated, to discuss Open Government and its application around the world. The two-part interview examines the role of technology in today's citi...
Consumer Watchdog filed a Freedom of Information Act request today with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy seeking copies of email between Internet Policy chief Andrew McLaughlin and his former employer, Google Inc. The nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer group mad...
The U.S. government’s cloud site, Apps.gov, is scheduled for a re-design. A story I saw says that the General Services Administration (GSA) isn’t entirely satisfied with Apps.gov the way it’s set up now, so some changes are in store for the site, including a soon-t...
TurboHercules SAS, the Paris-based concern started last year to commercialize the 10-year-old open source Hercules mainframe project, filed a formal antitrust complaint against IBM with the European Commission Tuesday. The little company says IBM is blocking it from selling its open...
Apptis, Inc., a leading provider of essential IT and communications services to key Defense and Civilian agencies, and Deltek, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise applications software and solutions for project-focused businesses, today announced a partnership to deliver Deltek’s ...
Google's reportedly admitting that it's met somebody that's bigger, tougher and even more dominance-minded than it is, namely the Chinese government, which isn't going to let a little thing like Google leaving the country come between it and a censored Internet. Whatever talks Googl...
FINEOS Corporation, a provider of innovative enterprise software solutions for insurance and government, on Monday announced that its software has been validated for the IBM Government Industry Framework. The Framework is a unified software platform that enables government agencies to ...
These correspond to an approach called "Defense in Depth" that aims to put successive rings of protection between the bad guys and the information to protect, making successful attacks harder and harder. There are other types of security solutions, such as proactive security (Vulner...
Last October I introduced EuroCloud as a pan-European business network with the goal of promoting European use of cloud computing. In the intervening three months, the organization has grown to include representation from 16 countries with four additional ones in the pipeline! Accordi...
Acumen Solutions, a business and technology consulting firm that specializes in bringing cloud computing solutions to government agencies and large enterprises, has been selected to provide a cloud-computing CRM and Project Management solution to the US Department of Health & Human Ser...
The new European Commissioners were handed their five-year portfolios at midnight Tuesday. That means that Europe’s antitrust chief is now the Spaniard Joaquin Almunia, replacing Neelie Kroes, who soaked Microsoft for a bundle and went on a witch hunt over Oracle-Sun-MySQL. Kroes leave...
It’s a move that’s a bit of a setback to cloud computing, especially as governments around the world adopt cloud computing platforms to save money and institute efficiencies. The move I’m talking about is the Irish government’s recent warning to all government d...