Data Centers

Cloud Smarter

A deep dive into the White House’s finalized cloud computing guidance for federal agencies. 

What To Expect From Future FITARA Scorecards

GAO’s FITARA scorecard lead offers some insight into potential additions—and subtractions—from the biannual federal IT report card.

Lawmakers: OMB ‘Skirting the Intent of the Law’ With New Data Center Policy

The administration’s shift in focus to optimization, rather than closures, is not what lawmakers envisioned when they passed FITARA.

OMB Updates Data Center Optimization Initiative

The new policy bans agencies from budgeting resources toward new or expanded agency-owned data centers without permission from the Office of Management and Budget.

Airline IT Failures Happening With Alarming Frequency, Little Government Oversight

Airline IT failures cause problems "on par or worse" than severe weather outages, and they're happening a lot.

How to Speed Up FITARA Adoption

The Government Accountability Office outlined a dozen measures that help agencies improve their IT ecosystems.

Nearly Every Agency Missed Their Data Center Optimization Goals, Watchdog Says

Only two of 22 agencies expected to hit all five of OMB’s optimization benchmarks by the end of 2018.

GSA Negotiates Governmentwide Virtual Computing Deal with Dell EMC

The agreement gives agencies another option in modernizing their data centers.

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Rethinking Data Center Optimization with a Service Mentality

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Poor Leadership Set Back VA Data Center Consolidation Efforts, Watchdog Says

The agency failed to report an estimated 860 data centers, which violates FITARA requirements, auditors said.

Industry Says Not So Fast to OMB's Proposed Data Center Policy Changes

While only a few comments were submitted by deadline, most called for significant changes to the proposed metrics and overall intent of the draft Data Center Optimization Initiative.

The Boldest Predictions for Federal Technology in 2019

More cyber brinkmanship and super smart artificial intelligence are just a couple forecasts industry leaders divined for the coming year.

Federal CIO Previews 2019 Priorities

OMB will roll out more reskilling programs, tweak FITARA scoring and is looking at standards for automated decision-making, Suzette Kent said.

FITARA Scores Are Up But More Work Lies Ahead

Lawmakers warned agencies not to rest on their laurels.

Agencies Increase FITARA Scores

Eleven agencies increased their grade and 13 remained the same.