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"I finally registered for #CloudExpo," tweeted Michael Baylor (@CloudVisions) Monday. "It's now official," he added, "everyone on the planet is going to be there." Baylor was just one of thousands of IT professionals who are using Twitter right now to connect with other like-minded ...
The New York Times revealed June 1st what many experts had already asserted regarding the United States role in the Stuxnet attack. While speculation of U.S. involvement complicated international relations on cyber conflict, an acknowledgement of U.S. involvement in a forum such as the...
Effective integration of Cloud software services to existing in-house applications is an important element of leveraging the Cloud. It is not sufficient to be content with procuring software as a service and deploying the product. A solid integration strategy and plan can support the c...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now under two weeks away, what better time to remind you in greater detail of the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...?
GovLoop, the social knowledge network for public sector professionals, is one of the most virtuous members of the Gov2.0 ecosystem. Their support of the community demonstrates, on a daily basis, their dedication to a simple mission: They want to connect government to improve government...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now just three weeks away, what better time to start introducing you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference...
With Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) now just three weeks away, what better time to introduce you in greater detail to the distinguished individuals in our incredible Speaker Faculty for the technical and strategy sessions at the conference... We have technical and stra...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news: The U.S. Office of Naval Research is partnering with Chilean scientists to develop a mobile application to provide information helpful in countering pirates, arms traffickers, and illegal fishermen. More here. The Arm...
What are the legal implications and consequences of cloud computing in the healthcare and high-tech sectors? What are the potential legal protections and solutions from the point of view of providers, suppliers and consumers? In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Paul ...
“Aquilent is thrilled to have the opportunity to offer the AWS GovCloud (US) Region through the GSA IT-70 Schedule,” stated Aquilent CEO, David Fout, as Aquilent announced that it has added Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US) Region to its GSA Information Technology Schedule-70. ...
Community cloud services are services that are shared by multiple members of a community. They centralize the functions and can provide specific mission requirements. The mission requirements can be related to specific policies and compliance. Community clouds leverage the benefits of ...
Last week the GSA FedRAMP Program Office released the latest version of the cloud computing Security Assessment Plan (SAR) template. This document is the most recent step toward the Federal governments goal of establishing FedRAMP initial operating Capability by June 2012. The Federa...
Cloud is a shift from the focus on underlying technology implementation to leveraging existing implementations and further building upon them. Cloud orchestration or a network of clouds is the wave of the future where these clouds can operate with elasticity, scalability, and efficienc...
The age of Big Data is here. Organizations are no longer challenged to find enough data to answer the pertinent questions required for success in today’s dynamic business environment. Rather, companies are struggling to keep pace with the enormous volumes of data invading their organiz...
The first wave of cloud computing enabled data center consolidation. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Cary Landis, senior cloud architect at NJVC, will discuss how the next wave, Platform as a Service (PaaS), will enable application consolidation. It will be more co...
Policies and procedures for Cloud solutions and services should be established as part of Enterprise Cloud Giovernance. Plug and Play for Cloud Services is not enough! Enterprise Cloud Governance is the specification of policies and procedures for Cloud solutions and services for the ...
Today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news round-up: The proposed Social Networking Online Protection Act (SNOPA) would make it illegal for employers to demand access rto social media accounts. More here. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has reques...
Our next upcoming webinar is entitled GovCloud 2.0, and a headline topic we will be introducing is called ‘Harnessing Enterprise Search for IM best practices‘. IM is of course Information Management and refers to all aspects of Governments needs to managed records. Presiden...
In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Terry Casey, Chief Strategy Officer at Pacific Controls, will address the opportunities and implications of cloud computing in the connected cities and connected governments sectors including the implications for systems governance a...
Only ten weeks to go! Time for an alphabetical summary of the many leading-edge themes & topics to be discussed at Cloud Expo 2012 New York (10th Cloud Expo) - being held June 11-14, 2012, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City and co-located with Big Data Expo 2012 New York ...
Faced with a need to find huge cost reductions the Province of Ontario is in the same place as many governments throughout the world – They’ve shouldered the debt to see us through the financial meltdown and now need to be smart about how they digest what they’ve taken on. They’re als...
The Department of Defense Intelligence Information Systems (DoDIIS) conference is held once a year by the Defense Intelligence Agency technology leadership team. This is an incredible event full of information-packed presentations and social sessions.  One of its greatest features is a...
The Obama Administration Thursday unveiled a Big Data Research and Development Initiative that will see the six federal agencies and departments put $200 million or more into Big Data R&D. These new commitments are supposed to improve the tools and techniques needed to access, organi...
As many IT organizations continue to expand to the cloud outside of the Software as a Service space, they are faced with a significant security challenge – how do you meet your security requirements in the cloud provider's environment with its increased complexity and functionality tha...
I wasn’t able to attend and present at the recent OMG conference on public sector Cloud Computing, however I will still be uploading my sides so they’ll be available shortly. The others are available here for download. As you’ll see it was a powerful mix of speakers f...
The Obama Administration is getting behind Big Data thinking to exploit it. On Thursday afternoon it’s supposed to announce a Big Data R&D Initiative. The media advisory sent out says: “Researchers in a growing number of fields are generating extremely large and complicated data se...
Cloud technologies are not all about cost savings through IT optimization. Innovative use of technology can help governments that are stuck with legacy applications leapfrog into a whole new way of delivering services. A lot has been spoken about cloud technology for government use an...
The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation has just released its "Report on Support for Cloud Computing" - in response to the America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010, Section 524. It is an absolute must-read for all concerned with current and future research proj...
In her general session at the 9th International Cloud Expo, Jill Tummler Singer, CIO for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), discussed the key elements needed for a triumphant enterprise cloud computing migration and highlighted strategies (including security advantages found in ...
"The cloud has the capacity to make lives easier for many of us, including the smallest of businesses. But to achieve that requires us to take many different policy areas and really test them to make sure they are as cloud-compatible as they can be." Writing in her official capacity as...
VIENNA, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 —NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and Virtual Global, a premier provider of software and cloud computing platform solutions for a variety of industry and federal customers, an...
Vivek Kundra, the former CIO of the US federal government, an early evangelist of cloud computing, has been hired by cloud pioneer salesforce.com as EVP of emerging markets. Salesforce snaring him is considered something of a coup. The company didn’t explain what the job entails and ...
Salesforce.com on Monday announced that Vivek Kundra has joined the company as executive vice president of emerging markets. Kundra is an accomplished technology leader with a demonstrated track record of driving innovation. As the first Chief Information Officer of the United States,...
The Navy Marine Corps Intranet is the largest individual network in the world. The only larger network is the Internet. This huge network sprawl requires a great deal of strategy, concern and planning. Over 700,000 users rely on the intranet to receive IT services. This is a huge netwo...
“Our focus is purely the public sector, the federal government in particular. As you know, the government has a significant mandate to push everything to the cloud. 2012 is going to be a big, big year for the cloud,” notes Kevin Lancaster, Managing Partner at Winvale, in this SYS-CON.T...