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Short OMB deadlines forced agencies to rush data center consolidation plans, GAO says

Federal agencies rushed to meet Office of Management and Budget data center consolidation reporting and plan deadlines, the Government Accountability Office says, setting up the initiative for the

Federal government to shut down 373 data centers by end of 2012

The federal government will shut down 178 data centers in 2012, adding to the 195 that will be closed by the end of this year, the White House announced July 20. In a WhiteHouse.gov blog post,

Audio: White House announces 81 data center closures

The federal government will close down 195 data centers by Dec. 31, the White House announced July 20 during a press call and press release. On the call were Stephanie Cutter, assistant to the

Kundra: My naivety was an asset

USA.gov should be the single online platform for the entire federal government, asserted outgoing Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra during a July 14 House hearing. "The idea is that for

Kundra: Data center shutdowns unchanged at 39

The number of data centers the federal government has closed as part of a White House-led effort to close 137 of them by Dec. 31 remains at 39, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek

One giant federal website a possibility

A White House-led effort to revamp federal agency websites could result in one giant second-level doimain for all of government, although such an outcome isn't guaranteed, said participants in a July

VA to open its doors to wider variety of mobile devices

On Oct. 1 the Veterans Affairs Department plans to allow employees access to a "particular set of very popular [mobile] devices," once they are secure and encrypted, said VA Chief Information Officer

Our next federal CIO

As Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra finishes up his final months in office, speculation is already rife about who might replace him. If there's one thing that is clear from Kundra's

Federal CIOs launch Cloud First Task Force, tap NIST for standards guidance

The Federal CIO Council stood up the Cloud First Task Force June 24, the next iteration of what was formerly known as the Cloud Computing Advisory Council, a National Institute of Standards and

White House: Vivek Kundra to step down in August

The Office of Management and Budget has confirmed that Vivek Kundra, the OMB administrator for e-government and information technology, also known as the federal chief information officer, will step