OGI Conference: Recommended for enterprise CTOs in the federal space

The next big Gov2.0 event is the 21-22 July 2009 Open Government & Innovations Conference (OGI).  The list of speakers includes some of the greats from the federal IT scene, including: Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO Tim O’Reilly, Visionary of the Web2.0 movement David Weinberger, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard […]

Gov 2.0: Cloud Computing As Government Panacea

The importance of cloud computing was a significant theme at this week’s  Government 2.0 Summit Two of the most influential people in the cloud computing market — Amazon CTO Werner Vogels and General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman — talked today at the Gov 2.0 Summit about cloud computing’s high potential as a cheaper, better […]

GSA USASearch Wins 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award

The Government Big Data Solutions Award was established to highlight innovative solutions and facilitate the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and creative ideas for addressing Big Data challenges. The top five nominees and overall winner was announced at Hadoop World in New York City on November 8 2011. The Government Big Data Solutions Award Program […]

A look at GSA's Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Service

GSA provides many services to federal users, including communications services. They help agencies tap into the best communications industry can offer and does that in ways that can enhance security. One key method is MTIPS, which stands for Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS). This is a way to help agencies improve their online security […]

Hadoop is an Open Source Revolution: Federal Computer Week Interview

Open source software has historically had a hard time competing with its big budget proprietary rivals but, as Bob Gourley explains in an interview with Federal Computer Week, “Hadoop is totally unique in many ways.” Hadoop, and a handful of open-source tools that complement it, has no equal when it comes to making gigantic and […]

What You Need To Know About FedRAMP

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program established in December 2011 to speed the adoption of cloud computing. FedRAMP includes a set of requirements for federal cloud computing and universal procedures for approving services and providers to work with the government. When contractors feel that they have met FedRAMP requirements, […]