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Rutrell Yasin

Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN. launches government cloud, app exchange

The Government Cloud will include a multitenant, FISMA-compliant cloud infrastructure that will let federal, state and local agencies share apps.

Army shopping for total storage virtualization

The Army wants a storage virtualization system to support its data center consolidation plans, according to its notice on

Interior wants to put all its messages in one cloud

The department is looking for a cloud-based Enterprise eArchive System for capturing e-mail, social media, instant messaging and electronic documents.

CSC unveils a cloud for federal agencies

CSC has unveiled a cloud computing platform designed primarily for federal agencies, which provides infrastructure-as-a-service offerings.

Salesforce lands $28M GSA-wide cloud contract

The public cloud gains ground in the government market with GSA's contract award to How is the agency going to use the contract?

Acumen steps up when it counts

Acumen Solutions builds a database project as a software-as-a-service CRM offering using

VA seeks info on cloud-based health care collaboration

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information about cloud-based collaborative tools that could improve communications between VA doctors and clinicians and reduce data breaches.

Lockheed signs energy-performance contract with DOE

Energy's agreement with Lockheed Martin is the first to use an energy-savings contract for data center consolidation and IT enhancements.

Can the US stay the global leader in cloud computing?

TechAmerica Foundation collaborated with NIST and provides 14 recommendations and a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide for agencies.

All of GSA's e-mail now in Google cloud

The General Services Administration has successfully migrated its 17,000 e-mail users to Google Apps for Government, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

Citrix doubles down on open-source bet with cloud purchase

Citrix's acquisition of strengthens the company's embrace of open-source software as an essential component of cloud computing, according to company officials.

IBM targets $57B market with new 'smart city' package

IBM has released its Intelligent Operations Center for Smarter Cities, designed to help cities of all sizes gain a holistic view of information across city departments and agencies.

GSA floats another cloud procurement

The General Services Administration wants to move enterprise IT management to the cloud. But they have a few questions for industry first.

Savvy agencies want IT that lowers costs, improves efficiencies

The economic crisis and government budget cuts may be forcing feds to tighten their belts, but that hasn't stopped them from embracing today's latest technology, according to a new survey. In fact, it's those new tech solutions that are helping them survive during the cash crunch.

Digital oil: What is it?

Vivek Kundra speaks about the "black gold" of the future: digital infrastructure.

Nothing wussy about moderate security

"There is nothing wussy about moderate," Robert Williams, president of Clear Government Solutions said at a recent briefing on cloud computing in the government in Washington, D.C.

Alliance addresses cloud computing's missing ingredient

An alliance spearheaded by Harris Corp. aims to accelerate adoption of cloud computing by government agencies by developing tgechnologies that ensure the security of data.

Data ownership question looms for cloud providers

Cloud computing requires an evolution in thinking on the part of agency managers and cloud providers on issues including acquisition and data ownership, a panel of CIOs representing defense and civilian agencies said.

Cloud computing math — does it add up?

If you doubt the economic benefits of a governmentwide approach to cloud security, do the math.

Industry increases cloud initiatives

IBM is ready to offer the Federal Community Cloud, a secure cloud environment designed for federal agencies. Meanwhile, Lockheed Martin unveiled the Starfire Mission Ready Cloud based on pre-integrated, pretested technology.