Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.
The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.
MeriTalk, the government IT network, today announced the results of the ”2010 Federal Data Center Demolition Derby” study, which examines perceptions of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative guidance, key pain points, and recommendations to meet consolidation goals. NetApp’s Mark Weber explains.
CIO’s office detailed experts to assess the problems, and formulate a plan to improve how Arlington National Cemetery manages and tracks veterans’ records. Lt. Gen. Sorenson says the first thing is to ensure the data is correct. He says the end result could include an online capability to find out where loved ones are buried.
Agency strategies to consolidate data centers are due to OMB by Aug. 30. Kundra says his office will approve them by Dec. 31. He advises agencies that this is more than a technology initiative.
Market research firm Input just released their report, ”An Assessment of the 2010 Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative.” Angie Petty, principal analyst at Input and co-author of the report, joins DorobekINSIDER, to discuss the results.
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Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.
ederal CIO Vivek Kundra explained why the data center consolidation is so important to the audience at FedTalks 2010.
Increasing efficiency is one of the Obama administration’s top initiatives and achieving that goal relies, at least in part, to consolidating data centers. Richard Fishera with Forrester Research explains the process.