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My Meeting with Mr. Vivek Kundra

Earlier this week I had the distinct pleasure and opportunity to have a private meeting with Mr. Vivek Kundra. Although my time with him and Mr. Gary Washington (OMB/Egov &IT Internal Efficiency and Effectiveness Portfolio Manager) was short, their focus and mission were perfectly clear.  Dominating Mr. Kundra’s wall is a graphic showing the Federal IT…

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Comments for Mr. Kundra (Thank you for the input!)

A little over a week ago I put out a request to my readers to help me with my meeting with Vivek Kundra.  The response has been awesome!! thank you for your suggestions and recommendations, both public and private.  Below, in purely random order, are just some of the comments I’ve received. If you want…

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Congratulations to Roger Baker !!

My congratulations goes out to Roger Baker !  I first met Roger a little over a year ago when he interviewed me for my present job at Dataline. At that time he was the CEO and we both shared a vision of how information technology could be used to reduce cost and improve efficiency throughout…

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NDU (IRM) and DoD CIO (NII) Co-Hosting Cloud Computing and Cyber Security Symposia

I’m proud to announce two important coming events. The Information Resources Management (IRM) College and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)/DOD CIO are co-hosting a symposia on cloud computing at the college’s campus on Fort Lesley J. McNair Washington DC waterfront), Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The event is open…

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Please Help Me Plan My Meeting With Mr. Vivek Kundra !!

A couple of weeks ago, I was offered a chance to meet Mr. Vivek Kundra at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in downtown Washington, DC. Needless to say, I was honored to be given the opportunity. Although I was clear on my own views of how the Federal government could use cloud computing, the Obama…

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President Obama’s 2010 Budget Highlights Cloud Computing

President Obama’s 2010 Budget (pp. 157-158) has highlighted cloud computing as a key tool for improving innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in Federal IT. ” Cloud-computing is a convenient, on-demand model for network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with…

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Federal Cloud Computing Heating Up !

As fellow blogger Reuven Cohen mentions in his post, Federal cloud computing is indeed heating up: Vivek Kundra held a US Federal Government Cloud Computing Summit yesterday The Federal CIO Council is officially studying effective uses of cloud computing According to Network World, an INPUT study places Federal spend on cloud services at $277M in…

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USA.gov “Flips the switch” to Cloud Computing

Last weekend, USA.gov shifted to a cloud computing platform. This move is expected to reduce infrastructure expenses by 90% and drastically improve flexibility. “‘We are flipping the switch tomorrow to the cloud computing platform, so this is a nervous day,’ said Martha Dorris, acting associate administrator for the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Citizen…

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