Data Centers

Cities Address Hurdles to Sharing Data

An increasing number of operating systems are available to municipalities looking to streamline data sharing, but a global network wants them thinking about urban resilience as they do.

USDA Saved Millions So Far Due to Centers of Excellence

The Agriculture Department has avoided $26 million in spending due to the first phase of its modernization effort.

Report: China Used Tiny Chips to Infiltrate the U.S. Supply Chain

A Chinese company targeted data centers of some of the largest commercial companies, according to a report.

The Pentagon Has Its First Chief Data Officer

He'll be responsible for leading the Pentagon's data strategy.

Next Agency to Host GSA Centers of Excellence Will Be Announced by October, Departing TTS Director Says

Outgoing Technology Transformation Service Director Joanne Collins Smee shares the strengths of her organization, what’s next for Agriculture’s Centers of Excellence and when the effort will jump to a new agency.

How Federal Agencies Can Refine the Art of Data Center Consolidation

There is little room for live trial and error when it comes to the management of data centers.

Intelligence Community Wants to Use DNA to Store Exabytes of Data

The IC is exploring whether polymers could be the future of data storage.

Beyond the Data Center

The federal government has until 2020 to get their data centers in top shape—or get out of owning them.

Federal Cloud Leaders Say Lift-And-Shift Migrations Can Leave You ‘Sorely Disappointed’

Agency experts said it’s often better to start over with legacy systems than try to force them into the cloud.

Treasury Builds Data Lab To Inspire ‘Better Data, Better Decisions, Better Government’

The Data Transparency Office went beyond the DATA Act mandate to build visualizations showing where agencies’ $500 billion in contract spending goes each year.

Agencies Could Be Graded On More Than FITARA Under New Scorecard

At least one lawmaker wants to transition the scorecard to have a wider focus beyond FITARA but not everyone is ready to move on.

Here’s How Agriculture Plans to Overhaul Its Tech

The department will cut data centers down from 39 to two—and that’s just the start, according to CIO Gary Washington.