Posts from GovCon Daily for 05/22/2015

 

Curt Kolcun: Forbes-Microsoft Cloud Report Looks at ‘Real-World’ Gov’t Adoption Stories

A new report from Forbes Insights and Microsoft predicts a surge in the adoption of cloud-based technologies among government agencies driven by scalability and potential cost savings. Forbes said Thursday the report titled From Promise to Reality: How Local, State and Federal Government Agencies Achieve Results in the Cloud shows familiarity with the technology, accreditation and the desire to improve public services are some of the factors that would encourage agencies to consider cloud technologies…
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Report: SASC Seeks to Give Weapon Program Mgmt Authority to Service Chiefs

A 2016 defense policy bill developed by the Senate Armed Services Committee would give U.S. military service chiefs and secretaries power to manage weapon procurement activities, Defense News reported Friday…
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Exelis, UrsaNav, DHS, Coast Guard to Test Potential GPS Backup; Ed Sayadian Comments

Exelis has partnered with UrsaNav, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Homeland Security to demonstrate a potential alternative to USCG’s decommissioned Loran-C radio navigation system. Exelis, UrsaNav, USCG and DHS signed a cooperative agreement to test the eLoran low-frequency technology as a backup for GPS infrastructure being used by the public and private sectors, Exelis said Friday…
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Stephen Rice: TSA Wants ‘Culture Shift’ Toward Cloud-Based IT Operations

Stephen Rice, chief information officer of the Transportation Security Administration, has said the agency needs a shift in organizational culture to facilitate a cloud computing migration effort, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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US-CERT’s Brad Nix: DHS to Use STIX, TAXII for Cyber Info Sharing

The Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team plans to implement a new approach to cybersecurity information sharing through automation, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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