Tag: government

GPUs Put Real-Time Defense on the Map

Jul 17, 2013 |

With ever more surveillance footage at home and abroad, there is an increasing need to handle, in near real-time, the immense processing required to sift through faces, spaces and signals. This week NVIDIA targeted the government and military geospatial intelligence community with a targeted stack of common packages for GeoInt (geospatial intelligence) developers and analysts….

What Will the Sequester Mean to HPC (and Federal) Research?

Mar 20, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/argonne_crop.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”72″ />Prominent figures in government, national labs, universities and other research organizations are worried about the effect that sequestration and budget cuts may have on federally-funded R&D in general, and on HPC research in particular. They have been defending the concept in hearings and in editorial pages across the country. It may be a tough argument to sell.

Science,Technology Will Suffer If US Goes Over Fiscal Cliff

Dec 11, 2012 |

Automatic spending cuts would take a bite out of government-funded research.

Amazon Highlights Public Sector Prominence

Oct 10, 2012 |

Amazon pulls back the covers on its cloud business, touts public sector adoption.

Government Computing: The Case for Private Cloud

Oct 5, 2012 |

<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?

GAO Issues Progress Report on Cloud-First Mandate

Aug 6, 2012 |

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.

NASA CIO Talks Cloud Strategy

Jun 26, 2012 |

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.

US Cloud Providers Struggle With Data Privacy Laws

May 8, 2012 |

The Patriot Act leads foreign governments to question the security of US cloud services.

Cloud Computing Saves Big Money for the Fed

May 3, 2012 |

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.

Cloud Computing for the Intelligence Community

Mar 13, 2012 |

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.