Labor looks to the cloud for new digital platform

The Labor Department is in the conceptual stage of developing a enterprisewide collaborative platform to integrate and modernize the department’s various IT abilities like mobility and data sharing.

On ‘shadow IT,’ organizations largely still in the dark

A new survey found that IT practitioners are increasingly unaware of what cloud applications workers in their offices are using.

HHS’ move to Microsoft cloud about more than email

When the Department of Health and Human Services begins rolling out its Microsoft 365 Email-as-a-Service cloud solution later this year, department Chief Information Officer Frank Baitman expects HHS to benefit from more than just the gained efficiencies of consolidating email systems.

Inside the FCC’s risky IT overhaul

The FCC is in the midst of a total IT overhaul designed to replace a wide range of legacy systems have resulted in some very public failures. But can David Bray lead the agency out of its antiquated past?

Heading into 2015, USPS looks to tech to reshape model

After a cyber intrusion compromised the data of 800,000 of its current and former employees earlier this year, the Postal Service has made a number of relatively major infrastructure and account management changes.

How the Postal Service uses tech for your holiday stamps

For this holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service is piloting a new way to manage its stamp inventory — and it all started with a frustrated husband who couldn’t find the Christmas stamps his wife requested.

2014 forges a new, more comfortable relationship with cloud for government

It’s almost impossible to talk about a federal agency’s mission over the course of the past year without the conversation quickly turning to its use of cloud computing.

GSA releases two-year roadmap for fine-tuning FedRAMP

The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program has rolled out a set of steps aimed at improving its authorization process and governmentwide adoption of its practices.

GPO gets name change to reflect digital times

Although the Government Printing Office has been investing in and focusing on digital development and production for a decade, it wasn’t until Tuesday evening that the name of the agency actually reflected it. When President Barack Obama signed the continuing resolution omnibus spending bill Tuesday evening, GPO officially became the Government Publishing Office.

What Intel believes is key to the power of the Internet of Things

Intel recently looked at what challenges government agencies still have to overcome before IoT becomes mainstream.

Justice Department releases two APIs as part of new digital services

Justice Department unveiled the DOJ News API and the DOJ Law Jobs API, which enable Web developers to build mobile apps, websites and other software applications that can search, sort and filter through the department’s press releases, blog posts, speeches and job vacancies.

Commentary: Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Susie Adams says not all clouds are created equal. As a result, trust, openness and flexibility are the essential elements agencies should look for in a cloud partner, Adams says.

IT reform comes up for vote as part of Defense bill

After nearly two years and several iterations, the bill formerly known as the Federal Information Technology Acquisition and Reform Act is heading to the House floor as part of the 2015 Defense authorization bill.

GSA releases Schedule 70 Cloud SIN draft terms and conditions

The General Services Administration has released a draft of the terms and conditions for its proposed special item number of cloud acquisition under IT Schedule 70 to make agency cloud procurement simpler and more transparent.

GSA engages industry on special cloud acquisition category

The GSA wants to create a cloud category in the federal government’s largest acquisition vehicle to make it easier to find and buy.

Chuck McGann to leave USPS for private sector

After more than a decade and a half in the United States Postal Service, Chief Information Security Officer Chuck McGann is leaving the agency to work in the private sector.

Amazon building classified marketplace for CIA cloud

CIA CIO Doug Wolfe announced the agency will be integrating a classified AWS Marketplace that will allow the intelligence community to use custom software.

GSA plans to modernize its Integrated Award Environment

The General Services Administration announced last week that in September it awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $64.5 million contract to provide a common services platform for its Integrated Award Environment over the next five years. This system, GSA said, will play a key role in transforming the agency’s IAE into a unified, more modern group of systems.

Amid tightening budgets, USPS uses IT to cut costs

As the United States Postal Service prepares to start another round of mail processing facility closures in the first quarter of 2015, officials said the closures and the tightening fiscal situation for the independent agency will not stifle innovation.

Is the post-Snowden cloud apocalypse real?

Many predicted Europe would abandon U.S.-based cloud providers in the aftermath of last year’s NSA leaks that revealed a massive Internet surveillance program that tapped into the servers of some of America’s biggest Internet companies. So why are U.S. cloud providers still making money and expanding in Europe?

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