Data Centers

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.

Federal CIO Wants Your Thoughts on New Data Center Metrics

The draft guidance would extend a prohibition on opening new or expanding existing data centers without OMB’s approval.

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.