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Report: In mixed cloud landscape, hybrid IT rules agencies

Nearly every government agency has begun migrating to the cloud, but the cloud is not ideal for every workload, so most agencies think it is unlikely they will move completely to cloud resources.

Spotlight: Rep. Hurd says data center consolidation, not modernization fund, is key to funding IT upgrades

The Obama administration for months has been fiercely pushing its proposed $3.1 billion IT modernization revolving fund, but the chairman of a House panel overseeing federal IT issues said this week that that's not his preferred approach.

DHS' Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation system nearing completion of Phase 2

The Department of Homeland Security is closing in on contract awards for the second phase of its Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation system. Since the department launched Phase 2 last year, it has so far issued a request for quotation and taken submissions, so contractors are expecting award announcements any day.

Australia revamps process for procuring internet, telecom services for the government

The Australian Department of Finance is establishing a Telecommunications Services Panel, or TSP, to procure internet and telecommunications services for the government through a single panel of suppliers.

GAO: FEMA suffers from weak IT management

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, must address management weaknesses in its information technology systems, an audit by the Government Accountability Office found.

Census Bureau's CEDCaP data collection program faces scrutiny from Commerce's Inspector General

The Commerce Department's Office of Inspector General has begun an audit of the U.S. Census Bureau's Census Enterprise Data Collection and Processing, or CEDCaP, program designed to streamline data collection and processing and cut costs for the decennial census.

'Every soldier a sensor' requires integrated tactical network

The U.S. Army this week and next is testing out the latest improvements to its tactical communications network at its Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas.

NASA's JPL deploys private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack

The long journey of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the cloud is nearing its end. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, announced this week that it has built a private cloud based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform.

Survey: Federal employees' confidence in agencies' cybersecurity plunges

Dell last took the survey in 2014, and since then, of course, the Office of Management and Budget was the target of a major breach, so a drop in info security confidence is hardly surprising. Still, the scale of the drop is staggering.

World Wide Technology scores DISA storage services contract worth up to $427M

Technology integrator World Wide Technology, in partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has been awarded an Enterprise Storage Services II contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency worth up to $427 million.