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

Social Security Works to Avert Data Center Failure


A $500 million project to build a new data center for the Social Security Administration is year behind schedule, and won’t be ready until 2016. Meanwhile, the agency is trying to extend the life of a problem-plagued 30-year-old facility that is critical to the SSA. Read More to Begin Offering IaaS Cloud Services

Major cloud computing providers will be able to offer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offerings to government agencies through cloud-based services storefront, the GSA said yesterday. Amazon, Microsoft, Savvis, AT&T, Verizon Federal, SoftLayer and Carpathia Hosting are all participating. Read More

Feds Discover 1,000 More Data Centers

The U.S. government has 2,094 data centers, nearly 1,000 more than federal CIO Vivek Kundra’s previous estimate of 1,100, according to an inventory connected with the federal data center consolidation. Read More

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