IT/Web: September 2009 Archives

Keith's note: Chris Kemp, NASA ARC CIO, will discuss Cloud Computing and Nebula on Fed News Radio today at 10am EDT http://is.gd/3xmZ4

Obama official unveils 'cloud computing' initiative at NASA Ames, Mountain View Voice

"Aiming to save billions on infrastructure costs, the federal government is following in the footsteps of Silicon Valley by building its own Google-like server farms and Internet applications with the help of NASA Ames researchers. At a press conference at Moffett Field on Tuesday morning, the White House's first-ever chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, said the Obama administration began working on the initiative in March to address the "duplicative" nature of the federal government's computer networks, "where you have 23 data centers in one agency."

Now, Even the Government Has an App Store, NY Times

"The apps storefront, which is run by the General Services Administration, includes an array of business applications, productivity software, services like storage and Web hosting and social applications. In a speech at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, Mr. Kundra said that the cloud offerings could be cheaper and more energy-efficient and allow the federal government to benefit from the same technological advances that most consumers enjoy."

NASA Ames to Host Administration's Cloud Computing Announcement

"Reporters are invited to participate in a news conference at NASA's Ames Research Center at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Sept. 15, featuring Vivek Kundra, White House federal chief information officer. He will outline his vision for a new federal government cloud computing initiative.

NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and top Silicon Valley information technology leaders are scheduled to attend the news conference. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television."


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