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Telework is one of the latest crazes to hit the government.  Telework sites are being okayed for some 3-letter agencies.  Currently, VPNs are accessible, and capable ways of enabling telework, but even if the technology is available, what are the cultural changes necessary?  Allan Holm...
Christopher Dorobek of Federal News Radio moderated a panel that focused on how to use collaborative technology to improve procurement.  There have infinite conferences regarding procurement, so talking about it isn’t new, but the BetterBuy Project, a platform that enables the pu...
Within the $79 billion--which is actually a slight reduction from the 2010 budget--there is a $50 million allocation for cross-governmental experimentation, as nicely reported by Wyatt Kash in the far-more-responsible-than-BW publication Government Computer News. Kash further reported ...
CORAID, a developer of scale-out storage solutions with more than 1,100 customers worldwide, on Tuesday announced that the CORAID EtherDrive product family has been added to TVAR Solutions' GSA Schedule. CORAID storage solutions have already been deployed throughout a range of civilian...
Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Open Source Software (OSS) and Geospatial technologies are poised for increased federal government adoption over the next five years as cost-saving initiatives drive investment in these solutions, according to new re...


This week's Federal Executive Forum taping highlighted collaboration between DISA and the Army on the service's transition to cloud comp...

"With cloud computing, price to deploy applications goes through the floor while flexibility to scale those applications goes through the ceiling!" says WaveMaker CEO Chris Keene, in this lively round-up of The State of Cloud Computing compiled and published by Conference Chair Jeremy ...
Since the July 24th entry, Cloud Concerns Over Los Angeles, I have continued to monitor closely LA City’s decision to migrate to a cloud computing environment. As myriad organizations (e.g., Cloud Security Alliance, NIST, etc.) race to understand cloud computing risks, I continue to b...
Turns out one of the government's key witnesses in its insider trading case against the Galleon Group hedge fund - the one that's brought down a senior IBM executive a heartbeat or two away from IBM's CEO - used to be employed by Intel and was charged in 2001 in a sealed criminal compl...
What is enterprise cloud computing? Simply stated, it’s a behind-the-firewalls use of commercial, Internet-based cloud technologies specifically focused on one company’s or one business environment’s computing needs. Enterprise cloud computing is a controlled, internal place that offe...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ulitzer was named exclusive "new media" sponsor of the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo, which will take place November 2 - 3 - 4, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. 4th International Cloud Computing Con...
"Many people don't realize - or forget - that some of our greatest advancements in the 20th century grew out of innovation in the space and intel programs in the Federal government. We may be returning to that with regard to Cloud Computing." In this brief interview with SYS-CON's Clo...
"Virtualization requires massive volume to be profitable. Cloud computing will enable that massive volume." With succinct sound bites like that, it is not surprising that Barry X Lynn, CEO of 3Tera, is much in demand as a speaker at conferences devoted to Cloud & Virtualization. In thi...
I think language is a big issue here. I've always found it interesting that in German, the words for "security" and "certainty" (sicherheit, literally "sureness") are the same. In French, the words for "safety" and "security" are also the same (sûreté, again literally "sureness"). So, ...
"I believe commercial solutions - whether its Google’s cloud or Amazon’s web services - may be perfect for many companies. But some corporations and government agencies are not going to be comfortable outsourcing their information and services to the Internet-based cloud," said Jill Tu...
Tactical Cloud Computing is a technology branch referring to the use of cloud computing technology and techniques for the support of localized and short-lived information access and processing requirements. At the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo in Washington DC on October 6...
What challenges should organizations anticipate when shifting to the cloud? What are the current best practices for implementing a secure on-premise and cloud deployment mix? These and other questions will be answered in a breakout session to be given October 6, 2009, at SYS-CON's 1st ...
What are the linkages of SOA to Cloud, and what is best way to accelerate from SOA into Cloud? These questions will be answered by Eric Marks - founder, president, and CEO of AgilePath Corporation - in a breakout session to be given at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Ex...
I hope to see you at the SYS-CON sponsored GovIT Conference and Expo 6 Oct 2009. I’ll also spend time during the day attending the day thinking through everything I’ve ever written and learned about Cloud Computing and Federal IT and hope to bring that to bear in my interactions with J...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Omer Trajman, Director of Cloud and Virtualization for Vertica, will be presenting at the upcoming Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled “Accessing Public Data via ...
In a fast-moving discussion panel to round off an intense day of breakout sessions that is due to kick off with a keynote on Enterprise Cloud Computing by the Deputy CIO of the CIA, this SYS-CON.TV "Power Panel" will seek to match emerging federal cloud computing requirements against e...
Terry Woloszyn, CEO/CTO of PerspecSys Inc and a pioneer of many emerging technologies that he has helped achieve a worldwide presence for a variety of software organizations including Siebel, Scopus (CRM/SFA), Gupta (DB), Information Builders (BI), and Netwise (RPC), will be giving a G...
SYS-CON Events announces that Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will be delivering the opening keynote at the 1st Annual Government Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) on October 6th in Washington DC. Ms Singer was appoint...
Paul Hahn, Director of Technical Solutions for Tranxition, will be presenting at the upcoming 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) being held October 6th, 2009, in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled “What’s Missing in VDI-Based Disaster Recovery?” ...
A round-up of the problems, issues and opportunities due to be discussed October 6, 2009 in Washington, DC, at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com), a 1-day deep dive into the new wave of Internet-based technologies that are changing the way that Fed...
SYS-CON Events announced today that PerspecSys Inc., provider of Cloud Data Governance solutions that address the critical issues of Data Privacy, Residency, and Security in the Cloud, was named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo.com) whic...
Enterprise Mashups deliver unprecedented information insight for better decisions and improved organizational outcomes. JackBe's Presto® Enterprise Mashup Platform enables the rapid, collaborative, user-driven creation of secure, visually rich mashups without the complexities, costs an...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fig Leaf Software, a full service Web design, development and training company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo (GovITExpo), which will take place on October 6, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washin...
I happy to announce my appointment by SYS-CON to be the Technical Chair of the 1st Annual Government IT Conference & Expo. This event is a 1-day deep dive into how cloud computing is changing the way that Federal agencies leverage, procure and utiliz...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Scott Ryan, CEO of Asankya, will be presenting at the upcoming GovIT Expo(www.GovITExpo.com)this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled “The Growth of Government Clouds.” Now that the Obama administration has pegged cloud ...
Within a few short months, we have seen a whirlwind of change across the government IT industry landscape. The appropriation of $7.2B for broadband Internet access nationwide, the launching of USASpending.gov, the appointment of Mr. Vivek Kundra as the nation’s first ever Federal Chief...
"Like a utility such as electricity or water, cloud computing allows users to only consume what they need, to grow or shrink their use as their needs change, and to only pay for what they actually use," wrote U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra in his official blog this week, as he announced the lau...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Mark Krzysko, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for the US Department of Defense, will be presenting at the upcoming Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. The session will be entitled...
"The goal of Eucalyptus is to allow sites with existing clusters and server infrastructure to host an elastic computing service that is interface-compatible with Amazon's AWS, but can also support multiple interfaces such as Google's AppEngine and the Sun Cloud open API," says Rich Wol...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Philip Lieberman, Founder and President of Lieberman Software, will be presenting at the upcoming Government IT Conference & Expo (www.GovITExpo.com) this coming October 6th in Washington, DC. His session will be entitled “Protect Your Government Age...
SYS-CON Media announced today that nominations are now open for its first annual Government IT Readers' Choice Awards. SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards, also known as the "Oscars of the Software Industry," has been one of the most prestigious industry award programs for more than a dec...
The United States Postal Service, which will be lucky if it only loses $7.1 billion by the end of its fiscal year in September, and escapes with a cash shortfall of $700 million and a debt load of $10.2 billion, has come to the cloud in the wake of its FedEx and UPS rivals. The pos...