Data Center

State, local agencies want better efficiency but face infrastructure challenges

While most state and local organizations plan to fully deploy data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data and cloud computing in the next three years, most agencies simply aren’t prepared for the resulting demands on their IT infrastructure.

DHS seeks best path to data-sharing architecture

The Homeland Security Department is working on plans for a new architecture to lower the hurdles for sharing data among government agencies.

GD, HP protest $164M FDA data center award

General Dynamics and HP Enterprise Services have filed protests over FDA giving a $164 million data center contract to a small business.

Mori Associates captures $200M JPL contract

Small business wins $200 million contract to support the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with engineering, networking and IT support.

Leaked intell docs offer insights on new opportunities

Intelligence documents leaked by Edward Snowden offer valuable insights into how and what intelligence agencies are buying. Now is the time to hone your strategy for this $50 billion market.

HP wins $102.8M ID management contract

HP Enterprise Services has snagged a $102.8 identity management contract from the Homeland Security Department. The win includes managing 300,000 ID cards and the infrastructure needed to support them.

IBM fighting for lost Customs contract

IBM apparently has lost its contract with Customs and Border Protection to its former teammate Lockheed Martin. Big Blue has filed a protest to hang onto the work it has held since 2001.

VMWare names new federal leader

Aileen Black, VMWare's long-time federal leader, has left the company and a former Hewlett-Packard executive has been tapped to take her place.

Major moves: Agencies changing how and what they buy

Buying habits are shifting as the government changes who it procures goods and services from. Will your company adapt to these shifts in the market,or will you be left behind?

HyTrust invests in In-Q-Tel, solidifies partnership

HyTrust has made a strategic investment and technology agreement with In-Q-Tel.

Dell buyout plan wins key endorsement

Michael Dell's plan to take Dell Inc. private moves forward, but winning final approval is just the beginning of what will be a long, hard journey.

Federal data centers double

Despite the efforts to drive lower costs and more efficient computing, the number of federal data centers has doubled over the past few months.

Social Security plans $210M EMC buy

The Social Security Administration is planning a 10-year, $210 million contract to buy EMC products and services to support its mainframe computers.

15 small-biz teams win $22B DHS Eagle 2 awards

Fifteen companies will compete for task orders under the $22 billion DHS Eagle 2 contract to provide IT program support services such as strategic planning, enterprise architecture and data management. We breakdown the winners and their teammates.

Lessons from Lockheed's $4.6B DISA GIG contract

Winning the job to manage DISA's Global Information Grid was big for Lockheed Martin. We get an inside look at how the company took over from the incumbent, and converted the work to a performance-based contract.

2014 budget request points to new opportunities

Future opportunities will be split between areas the Office of Management and Budget can bring savings such as shared, services, consolidation and cloud computing and areas where more investment is needed such as mobility and cybersecurity. The challenge is knowing where to look for those opportunities.

Shared services poised to reshape the federal market

Industry should brace for impact as the government adopts more shared services, CIO warns.