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Scaled Storage Boosts Climate Modeling Efforts

Climate research projects based on big data analysis increasingly rely on big storage to track historical patterns and extrapolate future trends in a research area with countless variables. The ...Full Article

Spy Tools Come to the Cloud

Cloud computing is increasingly being used for intelligence-gathering and “threat analysis” as government vendors like Amazon Web Services join forces with analytics outfits that are meshing cognitive computing and ...Full Article

U.S. Enlists Facebook Vet as IT Chief

Stung by a series of high-profile IT foul-ups related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the roll out of the healthcare.gov web site, the Obama administration has ...Full Article

Federal IT Reform Bill Headed For Passage

Legislation that would speed consolidation the federal government’s more than 9,600 datacenters while centralizing the authority of agency chief information officers is expected to be approved by Congress this ...Full Article

Pentagon Readies New Cloud Plan

The Defense Department is preparing to issue a new strategy for procuring cloud services that reportedly downgrades the role of its current “cloud broker,” giving more flexibility to individual ...Full Article

Verizon Gains Federal Cloud Approval

Verizon said this week its Enterprise Solutions unit has joined a growing list of vendors gaining the authority to provide cloud services to federal agencies. Verizon joins Amazon Web ...Full Article

Uncle Sam Struggles With Datacenter, Cloud Efforts

The federal government, in its wisdom, has been trying to consolidate its hodgepodge network of datacenters. The goal is to gain efficiencies in the government operations and, more importantly, ...Full Article

‘Use-or-Lose’ Budgeting Fuels U.S. IT Failures

It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on a use-it-or-lose-it spending spree before midnight on Sept. 30. Much of that ...Full Article

Navy Looks To Float ‘Tactical Cloud’

As government agencies edge closer to cloud adoption, one of the military services is attempting to take a more proactive approach to leveraging cloud technology to deliver tactical applications ...Full Article

GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the losers will file a protest. The tactic has become standard operating procedure ...Full Article