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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in May 2010
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
Google has already been approved as a FedRAMP launch vendor, and now has submitted its final materials to certify its government-specific cloud.
Even at the Gov 2.0 Expo, a government IT event where the geeks seem to outnumber the bureaucrats, I hear the same old refrain about social media and open data from some questioners and attendees: we can't do this, management won't accept it, government regulations make it too hard.
The Apps for Army application development challenge has sparked development of 53 applications in only 75 days, more than half of them for mobile operating systems.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will pay CSC and Cray to plan, build, and operate high-performance computers for climate prediction research.
In the past two weeks alone, the government has introduced a new cloud RFQ, expanded its cloud app store, and launched a clouds standards effort.
The year-old partnership has already led to promising developments using Microsoft Surface multi-touch computers and will now expand to use Microsoft's Project Natal controller-free system designed for Xbox 360.
The federal government's online data repository is getting a redesign that will add Microsoft's Bing search, feature links to data sets and applications, and focus on usability.
Simon Szykman comes from NIST to replace Suzanne Hilding and manage Commerce's $2.6 billion annual IT budget.
The Defense Intelligence Agency contract covers the gamut of intelligence-related IT from unclassified to top secret and from the U.S. to Afghanistan.
Counter to policy, former Google exec Andrew McLaughlin used Gmail to send work-related e-mail.
The federal government hopes moving the stimulus-tracking Web site to Amazon EC2 will allow the recovery board to save money and refocus on its core mission.
Four-fold increases in server virtualization and significant boosts in efficiency and server utilization are aims of the federal data center consolidation effort.
House and Senate bills would require a searchable Web site detailing all Congressional earmark requests, by legislator.
DISA, the military's IT and networking branch, gets a new CIO, head of strategy, and top networking official.
The General Services Administration joins other agencies in pegging e-mail as an early opportunity to take advantage of cloud computing.
The seven-year deal will include support for everything from the Air Force's Web portal to logistics applications.