Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in November 2010
Top cybersecurity and IT acquisition pros may be reluctant to take government jobs, knowing they won't be eligible for a raise for at least a year.
White House plans to cut federal data centers by 40%, increase CIOs' authority to promote agility, and improve program management.
The government is building or funding at least three supercomputers faster than China's Tianhe-1A, and has plans for more.
Obama administration wants agencies to adopt standard management practices and to invest more efficiently, while GSA looks to cloud for a new platform.
The Social Security Administration isn't doing enough to follow its own policy preventing unauthorized software from being installed on agency computers, the agency's inspector general says in a new >report. But the agency's policy is unrealistic, and the lack of enforcement -- to a point -- isn't necessarily a bad thing.
The software firm tried to convince the court that the government didn't have a legitimate claim that it bilked taxpayers out of millions of dollars.
The federal government's Strategic Cloud Computing initiative seeks to remove barriers to cloud adoption in security, interoperability, portability and reliability.
New vulnerability reward program could set precedent in white-hat Web hacking.
The federal government's newly detailed voluntary, standardized process to make sure cloud computing services meet government security requirements was supposed to facilitate the adoption of innovative technologies, but in its current iteration, it may fall short.
The voluntary FedRAMP program for private and public cloud services, expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011, would standardize security accreditation and certification.
Big Blue is launching infrastructure-as-a-service targeted at federal agencies and piloting a community cloud effort for local governments.