Vivek Kundra

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Cloud first strategy turns 5 years old

The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.

New data center consolidation requirements coming, says Scott

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to issue updated data center consolidation guidelines to agency CIOs in the coming months.

OMB seeks CISO-like advisor

The Office of Management and Budget is squarely focused on cybersecurity, following the breach of 21.5 million individuals' records at the Office of Personnel Management this summer, and it appears that the office wants to boost its cybersecurity expertise even further.

One-stop shop for policy resources now open

A resource library full of information technology reporting and action requirements for federal agencies is now available to federal chief information officers.

Philadelphia launches revamped 311 system

Wednesday, the city announced it had completed shifting its existing system to new a cloud-based platform. 

VMware's Tony Scott named federal chief information officer

The White House announced Feb. 5 that Tony Scott, chief information officer at cloud and virtualization software company VMWare, is the next federal CIO.

GSA shuts down apps.gov

The General Services Administration has closed an online storefront for software-as-a-service closely associated with former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. The online store, apps.gov, was shut down "in an effort to provide streamlined customer service," GSA said in a statement, using language not dissimilar from its September 2009 announcement of the storefront's creation.

18 months later, 25-point plan language vastly different

The Office of Management and Budget's 25 point plan to reform federal information technology passed its final milestone, the 18-month mark, on June 9. Just how well the federal government tracked against the plan is unclear, however, as the rhetoric out of OMB has shifted considerably since the plan's December 2010 unveiling.

FierceGovernmentIT FOIAs GSA TechStat documents

Our latest TechStat FOIA request was to the General Services Administration, for meeting materials and follow-up memos related to all TechStat meetings about its IT systems. 

Section 508 implementation dialogue separate from regulatory refresh

The Office of the Management and Budget says it's very close to publishing a strategic plan for Section 508 implementation across government, but before it does, the White House is seeking feedback