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Signs of Progress on Government 2.0

Chris Vein,  Deputy United States Chief Technology Officer for Government, Aneesh Chopra is the US Chief Technology Officer and an Assistant to President Obama for Technology within the Office of Science & Technology Policy speak on a panel on Government's Big Data Opportunity with event host Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media.

Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and his deputy, Chris Vein, were on stage with Tim O’Reilly at the Strata Summit, and came bearing hopeful news. Chopra said the U.S. is “on the cusp of a data revolution in government.” Read More

Horizon Wins Three Federal Cloud Deals

Horizon Data Center Solutions has deployed cloud computing solutions for three federal agencies, the company said today. The announcement comes just one month after Horizon became one of the first vendors to secure an Authority to Operate (ATO) as a cloud services provider to the U.S. Government. Read More

Feds Target 292 More Data Centers for Closure

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The federal government has has identified an additional 292 data centers that it will close over the next 18 months as it continues its data center consolidation. They include four Department of Agriculture data centers in the same zip code, each of which is less than 1,000 square feet.
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Federal CIO Kundra Leaving for Harvard

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, who has spearheaded the Obama administration’s effort to consolidate data centers and shift to a cloud delivery model, is leaving his post to accept a fellowship at Harvard University, the White House said today. Read More

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