Security pros see danger for 2011 in the proliferation of mobile consumer devices, sophisticated malware and the expansion of political conflict into cyberspace. On the brighter side, better law enforcement and the cloud might help make things better.
The Army intends to push vast amounts of the intelligence data it collects to a cloud environment.
Rob Vietmeyer, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency's Forge.mil, says open development has produced big benefits in collaboration and enterprise visibility, in addition to lower costs and streamlined operations.
Defense System readers with first-hand experience using the Army’s existing e-mail services weigh in on the Army’s plan to move its enterprise e-mail to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cloud computing environment.
When John Garing arrived at DISA in 1997, the agency was a fairly minor player in IT. More than a decade later, it's seen as an innovative developer of IT applications and services and a thought leader in developing areas such as cloud computing.
Cloud computing can't be properly implemented on any sort of scale without automation in place, says Ben Newton with BMC Software.
The Defense Department can improve combat network security by placing increased emphasis on secure code and application development.
Alfred Rivera, director of DISA's computing services, discusses the Rapid Access Computing Environment, cloud computing and data center consolidation -- and how those efforts deliver content to the battlefield.
GSA official outlines plans to engage people and implement effective IT solutions across the government.
Two pilot projects will test delivering Microsoft Office and file storage services to military users via DISA's cloud environment.