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GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

Federal Interest in the Cloud Is a Rainmaker for Vendors

The move to adopt cloud technologies by federal agencies has opened up IT opportunities for many vendors. As momentum builds within these agencies to explore the cloud, support is coming from other quarters ...

GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

White House: Private Sector Must Lead Internet Security Fight

The world of Internet commerce is booming -- but on a parallel track, identity theft, loss of privacy and fraud are skyrocketing as well. While the government has a role in combating Internet security abuses, two top administration officials visited Silicon Valley to emphasize that the private sector needs to lead the way in developing innovative IT security solutions...

White House Panel: Feds Need Sharper Focus for IT Research Investments

The United States government is falling behind in making critical and productive investments in research related to networking and information technology (NIT), a government panel reported Thursday ...

Federal IT Procurement Reform: A Guide for Vendors

U.S. government agencies will be moving quickly to implement contracting reforms for the procurement of information technology in the wake of policy changes revealed last week by the Office of Management and Budget. For IT vendors competing for a share of the US$80 billion annual federal IT market, keeping close track of the procurement changes will be crucial to business success.

Federal Funds Flow to the Cloud

The U.S. General Services Administration selected more than a dozen companies to provide cloud-based information technology products for federal agencies last month, signaling a concrete investment in the cloud environment and underscoring the federal commitment to using the technology. GSA said it would make a total of US$122 million available for two programs...

OMB Proposes Federal IT Procurement Makeover

The U.S. government has largely failed to achieve the same productivity gains that private sector firms have experienced from utilizing IT -- despite spending US$600 billion on information technology over the last decade or so. As a result, the federal Office of Management and Budget has initiated a new program to improve the way federal agencies acquire and manage IT resources...

Federal Cloud Conversions Heat Up Google-Microsoft Competition

The U.S. government's drive to adopt cloud technology has generated a huge opportunity for vendors -- and has sparked fierce competition for the business ...

GSA Entrusts Email Service to Google’s Cloud

In a move that confirms the U.S. government's recent emphasis on seeking cloud-based information technology solutions, the United States General Services Administration has awarded a contract for converting the agency's email system to a cloud platform. GSA gave the US$6.7 million, five-year task order to Unisys, which partnered with Google, Tempus Nova, and Acumen Solutions to compete for it...

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 2

Part 1 of this two-part series takes a look at some of the reasons government agencies are turning to open source to get more IT bang for their dwindling bucks ...

Open Source and the Federal Budget Squeeze, Part 1

Local, state, and federal government agencies across the U.S. share the common goal of serving the public. They also share another contemporary fact of life: They are running out of money. As a result, efficiency is becoming a major goal in government at all levels, and information technology appears to be a key target for getting more bang for the buck...

Uncle Sam Wants the Cloud, Part 3

Part 1 of this three-part series discusses the promise cloud computing holds for federal agencies to drastically cut costs while boosting performance and improving services. Part 2 explores the current governmental strategies for achieving broad-based adoption of cloud services ...

Uncle Sam Wants the Cloud, Part 2

Part 1 of this three-part series discusses the promise cloud computing holds for federal agencies to drastically cut costs while boosting performance and improving services ...

Uncle Sam Wants the Cloud, Part 1

Government information technology procurement has been largely conducted on an independent basis, with each federal agency determining its own needs and acquiring the infrastructure -- both hardware and software -- to meet those needs. However, the procurement landscape may change significantly with the latest breakthrough in IT -- cloud computing.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Making Change Happen Every Day: Q&A With GSA’s David McClure

The U.S. government spends US$80 billion annually on information technology. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is directly involved in nearly 25 percent of federal IT procurement activities through its Schedule 70 acquisition program, including nearly $9 billion directly for information technology investments. ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Making Change Happen Every Day: Q&A With GSA’s David McClure

The U.S. government spends US$80 billion annually on information technology. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is directly involved in nearly 25 percent of federal IT procurement activities through its Schedule 70 acquisition program, including nearly $9 billion directly for information technology investments. ...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Making Change Happen Every Day: Q&A With GSA’s David McClure

The U.S. government spends US$80 billion annually on information technology. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is directly involved in nearly 25 percent of federal IT procurement activities through its Schedule 70 acquisition program, including nearly $9 billion directly for information technology investments. ...

Health IT: The Race Is On

A US$30 billion information technology market is hard to pass up. That's why the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) program to invest that huge amount of money in health records technology has received a lot of attention in the IT vendor community. That's normal. ...

CRM’s Pivotal Role in Driving Healthcare Reform

The U.S. government's US$642-million program to encourage the use of electronic health records through federally created Regional Extension Centers (RECs) will involve a two-tiered effort featuring customer relationship management technology. The REC program is one of several federal initiatives promoting electronic health records ...

Health Information Exchanges, Part 2: The IT Challenges

Part 1 of this two-part series discussed data access, data safety and other legal issues related to linking healthcare providers through networks ...

Health Information Exchanges, Part 1: Follow That Patient

One of the goals of improved healthcare in the U.S. is to ensure that health insurance is portable. The idea is that people should be able to change jobs, move around the country, and still be enrolled in the same health insurance plan. ...

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