Cloud Computing for the Government

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My congratulations goes out today to Reuven Cohen on the launch of Cloud Interoperability Magazine. The site will focus on Cloud Computing, standardization efforts, emerging technologies, and infrastructure API's. As the new home for the Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum the outle...
In order to maintain life cycle and technology, the Navy is upgrading server farms at fifteen (15) sites and any future sites throughout the Far East, Europe and Middle East regions. According to the RFP: "The Server Farm Refresh is focused on upgrading hardware that is already out of ...
Today's announcement by CSC reinforced the strong wave of cloud computing towards the Federal space. Ranked by Washington Technology Magazine as 9th largest (by contract dollar value) government... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
Wikipedia  “A wargame is a game that represents a military operation.”  “Military simulations, also known informally as war games, are simulations in which theories of warfare can be tested and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and m...
Yesterday, President Barack Obama's transition team released a new video touting the benefits of cloud computing and government transparency. "Cloud computing, which allows consumers and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]...
Thanks goes out to Twitter_Tips for a link to Government agencies on Twitter: a few comprehensive sites posted by lindyjb which includes the following: The Government’s A-Twitter: A Comprehensive... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
Last September in "Ambient Awareness. The cloud killer app? " and " The Cloud Wins in Minneapolis at the RNC! ", I wrote about how the cloud infrastructure and microblogging could be used tactically... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, ...
Bob Gourley, Crucial Point CTO and former DIA CTO, just posted  Cloud Computing and Net Centric Operations on his website CTOvision . In it he outlines how the OSD and ASD NII strategy to enable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
Check out the top vote getters for suggestions to the nations's first CTO! #5 with 5,835 votes Open Government Data (APIs, XML, RSS) We can unleash a wave of civic innovation if we open up... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mo...
2009 is off to a fast start with the following events on the horizon! February 2009 - “Bi-Annual On-line Government Cloud Computing Survey", On-lineFebruary 3, 2009 - Open Group Enterprise Cloud... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
The Israeli Association of Grid Technologies (IGT) has made its recent IGT 2008 World Summit of Cloud Computing available on-line. Speakers include: Day 1: Stevie Clifton, Co-Founder & CTO... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
Mark your calendars for April 29, 2009 ! 1105 Government Information Group has announced that there will be a Cloud Computing Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC. "Cloud... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
Yesterday, Sun Microsystems announced their acquisition of Q-layer. This Belgium based company automates the deployment and management of both public and private clouds. In the press release, David... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, a...
Blogger: Anne Thomas Manes Obituary: SOA "SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession. SOA is survived by its offspring:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mor...
Yes, everyone is making this bold statement. In his article, David Fredh laid out the reasons quite well: The technological hype has started already but the commercial breakthrough will come in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
In a Jan. 3rd announcement, Salesforce.com announced an expansion of its global strategic alliance with Google. In announcing the availability of Force.com for Google App Engine™, the team has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mo...
Presentations from the NCOIC Cloud Computing sessions held earlier this month have been posted on-line in the Federal Cloud Computing wiki. The event featured speakers from IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, HP,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content,...
As a follow-up to a Washington, DC Executive Summit event, BoozAllenHamilton recently launched an on-line government cloud computing collaboration environment. In an effort to expand the current... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
John Dvorak posted this question on his blog Saturday and as of Sunday evening had 52 responses! This is not a good thing for building confidence in cloud computing. Or is it? The story is that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and ...
Cryptographic data splitting is a new approach to securing information. This process encrypts data and then uses random or deterministic distribution to multiple shares. this distribution can also... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, an...
It's amazing what a little radio time will do! Since Sunday's broadcast, I've been asked numerous times about my real answer to the question "Will 'Cloud Computing' Work In White House". Although I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, ...
My personal thanks to Andrea Seabrook, Petra Mayer and National Public Radio for their report "Will 'Cloud Computing' Work In White House?" on today's "All Things Considered". When I started this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...
The Street reported earlier this week that Hewlett Packard's EDS division has won a $111 million contract with the Department of Defense (DoD) that could eventually support the U.S. military's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and mo...
The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to fostering improved communications and understanding between government and industry. through its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
When cloud computing first came in vogue, there was a rather serious discussion about the private cloud concept. The whole idea of cloud computing seemed to argue against implementing such a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more...
I'm happy to announce that a recent "Cloud Musings" article, "Commercial vs Federal Cloud Computing " has been reposted on SYS-CON Media's "Cloud Computing Journal". Thank you SYS-CON for making... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...