Data Centers

Postal Service Awards $70M Contract for Data Compliance Modernization

The Postal Service will modernize its data compliance and e-Discovery tools.

Senators Introduce Bill to Ensure Resiliency of Federal Data Centers

The proposal would establish baseline safeguards for cybersecurity and physical issues like natural disasters.

Preventing Wildfires Could Start With Data From Controlled Burns

Sage combines machine learning with data from edge sensors to provide on-the-spot detection, monitoring and analysis of a burning area.

Marines Look To A Future Where More Authority, Intel Moves to the Edge

Commandant sees empowered battlefield commanders, and new support roles further from the front lines.

FCC Blocks US Access for Another Chinese Telecom Company

Concerns remain surrounding data centers controlled by entities like China Unicom Americas.

New FITARA Grades Show Agencies Failing to Transition Off Legacy Networking Services 

But agencies got all As on data center optimization, suggesting it may be time to retire or update that metric.

Operational Technology in the Crosshairs

Yes, utilities use both IT and OT, but so do data centers.

One A, One D in a Relatively Static FITARA Scorecard

Eighteen of 24 agencies received the same grade as in the previous FITARA scorecard.

FBI Needs a Vendor to Help Manage Data Centers

The law enforcement agency seeks technical and engineering support for five locations spread out across the country.

Special Report: The Evolution of the FITARA Scorecard

An in-depth look at an important oversight tool Congress uses to track agencies’ modernization efforts.

Connolly, Hice Announce Bill to Improve Performance Planning at FITARA Hearing

The Performance Enhancement Reform Act would require greater collaboration among agency officials and more detailed descriptions of resources required to meet goals.

NOAA Shifts Some Key Environmental Data Processing to the Cloud

It’s an early step in the agency’s broader path toward modernization.

Federal Shared Services Provider Needs a System to ID Bots in Its Data Center

One of the four central financial service providers wants to use more robotic process automation in its data centers but needs to be able to track those bots—and any potential malicious bots creeping in, as well.

State Department Floats $4B Vehicle to Consolidate Its IT Contracts

The new contract vehicle will also shift the agency’s strategy to focus on fixing problems instead of buying tech.

The Tech Policies the Trump Administration Leaves Behind

Nextgov looks back at the Trump administration's major IT policy moves that will have lasting effects on federal technology for the foreseeable future.

Artificial Intelligences Are Power Hungry, But Not How You Think

Keeping AIs on an ethical short leash is important but there are other aspects to consider.