Automatic spending cuts would take a bite out of government-funded research.
Amazon pulls back the covers on its cloud business, touts public sector adoption.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpccloud/eagle_in_the_clouds.jpg” alt=”” width=”92″ height=”75″ />Federal IT departments are faced with some tough challenges these days. Not only are budgets constrained, but mandates are starting to stack up like the tax code. One of the most talked about is the cloud-first mandate, but what kind of cloud will it be?
The U.S. Government and Accountability Office has been tracking the progress of a “cloud-first” mandate proposed by the Office of Management and Budget. While headway has been made, agencies are falling behind some deadlines.
Earlier this month NASA CIO Linda Cureton detailed several changes to the agency’s cloud strategy. The organization migrated a number of enterprise applications to Amazon Web Services as well as deploying their “Be a Martian Project” on Windows Azure in what seemed to be a departure from OpenStack. HPC in the Cloud spoke with Cureton about the new direction and NASA’s standing with the cloud platform they co-founded.
The Patriot Act leads foreign governments to question the security of US cloud services.
Study reveals that federal agencies shaved $5.5 billion off their IT budget through the use of cloud services, but they could have saved twice that amount.
The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has released a new white paper outlining the risks and benefits of cloud computing for the national security space.
The US ranks behind Japan, Australia and Germany in terms of cloud-readiness, as measured by seven policy categories, including data privacy, security and standards.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) describes its support for cloud computing research in a 21-page report, submitted to Congress last week.