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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Life in IT Flatland

I’ve come to the conclusion that many of us in the field of Information Technology live in IT Flatland. Flatland is a place, described here in this cute animated short by Dr. Quantum, as a two-dimensional place where: “…beings have no concepts of …

Clean Green Energy

Earlier this month I flew into the Midland International Airport for a family visit. I was struck by the changes on the horizon; where five years ago there was nothing but shrubs and cattle in the distance, now every direction …

Public Sector Cloud Computing Case Study: Online Answers Knowledgebase (SOASK)

Helping the public easily and efficiently find answers to questions through cloud-based knowledge management and CRM tools Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer The Social Security Administration (SSA) handles millions of questions and inquiries from citizens every year. For example, …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing – Enterprise Data Center Strategy

Case Study: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cancelled proposal requests that would have yielded up to $1.5 billion in enterprise data center contracts and now exploring cloud alternatives Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer NASA recently announced that it is …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing – Be a Martian

Case Study: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Engaging the public in citizen science with social media and crowd-sourcing on a scalable cloud platform Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) brings science to …

USA.gov Consolidates Mobile Apps

In July, USA.gov launched a gallery of mobile applications that provide unprecedented access to government services. The gallery was established, in part, because of the growing popularity of Internet use via mobile devices. According to the Pew Internet and American …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing – NASA

Case Study: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Ames Research Center) – World-Wide Telescope Using NASA’s Nebula cloud platform to store, process and provide access to high-resolution images of the Moon and Mars Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer Nebula, NASA’s …

Cyber Security Awareness, Web 2.0-Style at Treasury

Open on a 20-something employee plugging a USB device into his laptop. Suddenly an “All Files Deleted” message comes flashing across the screen, as the panicked employee jumps on the phone for help. That’s the first scene of a cyber …

State of Public Sector Cloud Computing GSA Email

Case Study: Agency-wide E-mail Migrating over 15,000 mailboxes to a cloud solution with features commonly available in commercial solutions Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer   GSA’s current environment lacks the level of integrated features commercially available. GSA requires a …

Public Sector Cloud Computing Case Study: Agency-wide E-mail

Case Study: Department of the Interior – Agency-wide E-mail Migrating 80,000 mailboxes (from 13 specific systems) to one unified cloud provider July 6, 2010   Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer The Department of the Interior is pursuing a Software …


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