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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.

Halvorsen's new strategy for data center savings: Cut the people

Halvorsen explained that he believes having employees monitor and maintain servers is a poor use of labor. By installing automation tools at data centers, Halvorsen believes he can achieve savings beyond the $1.8 billion projected for DoD through fiscal 2018.

VA seeking enterprise cloud broker in cloud push

The Veterans Affairs department is looking to move more aggressively to the cloud, and adopting VA CIO LaVerne Council's "buy first" strategy is an important first step. In a Request for Information the department put out last week, the VA expressed its desire to acquire an enterprise cloud services broker, or ECSB."

IG: DoD far off track on data center consolidation

The Defense Department lags in meeting key milestones required as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, or FDCCI, according to a new report from the DoD Inspector General.

Report: 1 in 5 federal IT security pros experienced a breach within the last year

61 percent of U.S. federal government IT security professionals have experienced a past data breach, according to a recent survey, and one in five said a breach occurred in the last year. 90 percent of the more than 100 federal IT security professionals surveyed said they felt vulnerable to data threats.

DISA updates cloud security requirements guide

The Defense Department's chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency on Friday issued an update to its Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide, which updates guidance from January 2015.

DOJ charges 7 Iran-sponsored hackers with attacks on US financial sector, New York dam

The Justice Department has indicted seven Iranian hackers who were responsible for a 176-day distributed denial of service, or DDoS, campaign aimed at the U.S. financial sector. This is the first time the U.S. government has formally charged state-sponsored individuals for trying to disrupt networks of key U.S. industries, according to The Washington Post.

Reviewing Tony Scott's first year as federal CIO

A lot can happen in a year. Since Tony Scott was named U.S. Chief Information Officer in 2015, federal IT modernization has taken center stage as a bipartisan issue – and for good reason.