9 ways the defense bill's passage could affect your job

Provisions in the 2012 defense bill include some measures that will have a big impact this year on contracting, cyber defense, intelligence and the use of cloud.

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How data center consolidation prep work has its own rewards

Inventory management efforts can help agencies save money in numerous ways, writes Christopher Stacy, a senior associate at Pace Harmon.

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DOD taking "DISA first" strategy in data center consolidation efforts

DOD is focusing on DISA IT services, core data centers as it pursues efficiencies and data center consolidation, according to its new progress report.

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DOD says data center closures ahead of schedule despite tardy reporting

DOD has missed two deadlines to report data center consolidation progress, but an official says the department has surpassed target figures.

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Cloud computing opens new questions for procurements

GSA regroups after GAO upholds protest of cloud computing solicitation

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VanRoekel quickens pace on data center closures

Federal CIO changes the definition of data center, accelerates closure schedule.

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Army-tested tips for data center consolidation

The Army is tackling challenges in downsizing and quantifying savings, and its successes so far could help other agencies.

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5 Kundra plans: Which ones have staying power?

The ambitious and sometimes controversial former federal CIO had no shortage of big ideas for reforming government IT. But can they succeed without him?

Army makes strides in data center consolidation

The Army IT Agency is touting its major efforts to reduce servers and energy consumption.

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Norfolk battens down NMCI's hatches in preparation for Irene

With Hurricane Irene bearing down on the mid-Atlantic region, the Navy and Marine Corps are working overtime to ensure their critical IT systems -- including NMCI -- remain up and running through the storm.

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CMS solicits contracts for data center project

CMS hunts for contractors for virtual data center.

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DOD steps up data center closures

The Defense Department is about to pour on speed to close data centers before the end of the year.

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Is data center consolidation worth the bother?

Some doubt that the government can close all its redundant data centers, but the Obama administration remains enthusiastic.

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Kundra heralds 'golden source' of data center savings coming soon

Agency reports set to be published Oct. 7 will yield the most detailed information to date about consolidation's expected cost savings.

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Kundra lays out deadlines for data center consolidation

As more data centers close, officials foresee a governmentwide marketplace where an agency can find available space in the remaining centers.

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Administration accelerates data center closings

The Obama administration plans to shut down 178 data centers in 2012.

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Treasury announces plan for invoice portal

The Treasury Department will install an electronic invoice processing system by the end of fiscal 2012.

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Are consolidation's savings a mirage?

Migrating software to a new data center could take a big bite out of consolidation's anticipated payback.

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SSA's new data center vulnerable to hurricanes and tornadoes, consultant says

The Social Security Administration rejected a consultant's recommendation to build its new data center to a higher level of protection against strong winds.

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Ditch the data center groupthink and consider a new efficiency option

The picky power eaters in a tiny package aim to be the mighty mites of the data center.

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