Data Centers

OMB Finishes Major Tech Policy Overhauls in 2019

The Office of Management and Budget reworked several policies—some of which hadn’t been updated in a decade.  

Legacy IT Is Not the Problem

Digital transformation requires architecting an IT organization around something more fundamental to IT organizations than technology: complexity.

Agencies Turn In ‘Best FITARA Scorecard Ever’

Collectively, the federal government improved its oversight grades in IT modernization.

Do You Know What’s Hiding in the Cloud?

The more complex an enterprise network is, the more difficult it becomes to be certain that everything is configured correctly and adheres to regulations and guidelines.

DISA is Merging Its Cyber Operations Into a Single Cloud-Based Platform

The Unified Situational Cyber Awareness capability would help cyber analysts keep tabs on every part of the Department of Defense Information Network.

A Closer Look at Federal Multicloud Adoption

A multicloud approach offers flexibility in infrastructure and could reduce federal technical debt.  

CBP to Process Billions in Trade Revenue Using IBM Cloud

The “mainframe-as-a-service” model allowed the agency to migrate one of its more resource-intensive processes to the cloud.

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.