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Kundra: Data Centers are the Digital Fuel Powering the Economy

Vivek Kundra, former federal CIO, spoke about a number of acheivements during his service in the government, including the Cloud First initiative and not only seeking cost savings but also improving service delivery. (Photo: Colleen Miller)

Vivek Kundra, the first CIO for the federal government, said pessimism about the federal “cloud first” policy is based on misunderstandings about the government’s ability to work with third-party providers. More than 4,700 federal IT systems are already being managed by thrird-party providers, Kundra said in the opening keynote at Data Center World in Las Vegas. Read More

Report: Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra Departing

It looks like there’s another departure for a high-profile technology leader in the federal government. U.S. Chief Technology Office Aneesh Chopra has decided to step down, with a formal announcement expected later today. Read More

Feds Now Plan to Close 1,200 Data Centers

A map of planned data center closures released by the U.S. government.

The U.S. government is continuing its aggressive effort to consolidate its data centers, and has again increased its target for the number of facilities it expects to close to 1,200, according to Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. Read More

Federal Consolidation Spreads to Telco Closets

The U.S. government has once again boosted the number of data centers included in its huge data center consolidation, from 2,100 to 2,800. The government is no longer limiting its data center count to those centers measuring at least 500 square feet. Read More

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