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Advancing government IT: From legacy ownership to savvy management

Information technology is rapidly advancing in ways that directly impact the business of government. In this special report,  FierceGovernmentIT  explores some of the ways federal agencies are managing this change.

Backgrounder: Using FedRAMP to navigate the cloud

The benefits of cloud computing — such as speed, security and scalability — are appealing to chief information officers everywhere, but finding a way to acquire cloud solutions has been a tough nut to crack for those working in the federal government.

'Difficult conversation' on encryption needed in wake of Paris attack, says Hurd

Security is one of the most critical hurdles for federal CIOs who have yet to fully commit to the cloud, said Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas).

DISA's changed cloud broker role 1 year later

Nearly one year ago, Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen signed a memorandum that allowed the military services to handle their own acquisition of commercial cloud computing technology rather than requiring the Defense Information Systems Agency to serve as middleman.

Taser switches to Microsoft cloud platform for policing tools

Taser International announced Monday that it will shift its digital evidence management tools for use with Microsoft's government cloud platform and Windows 10 devices.

Cloud is making the dream of big data, analytics a reality, say federal IT security officials

"The information has always been there, but it's always been a matter of, how do you store it?" asked Steve Pugh, presidential response officer at the White House Communications Agency.

Civilian agencies edge out Defense in cloud adoption, finds survey

Civilian agencies are only slightly more mature than Defense organizations in terms of adoption of cloud computing technology, according to a survey published by  FierceGovernmentIT  last month.

Cloud.gov goes live

The General Services Administration flipped the switch on Cloud.gov Oct. 9, going live with a new offering from its innovation lab, known as 18F. The service aims to provide agencies with a ready-to-go Platform as a Service cloud for building, testing and managing web applications.

A closer look at NIST's cloud roadmap and hybrid guidance

It's been four years since the Office of Management and Budget asked federal chief information officers to think "cloud first" – or consider cloud computing-based solutions when investing in new technology, or updating legacy systems. 

CIA looks to cloud, big data to advance mission

The Central Intelligence Agency is embracing cloud computing technology to help ease the burden of computing-intensive analytics programs that produce intelligence for its agents. It's also opening doors that will help the CIA to partner with innovative vendors in the big data market.