Data Centers

GAO: Data center savings underreported by billions

Despite meeting savings goals from consolidation, DOD and other agencies have had trouble in measuring and reporting the full amount saved.

For defense IT, virtual is more agile than physical

Data center consolidation, cloud computing and virtualization are driving the move toward a software-defined fighting force.

DISA shuts down an enterprise data center

Closing the DECC in Hunstville, Ala., is expected to add $3.2 million to the saving from consolidation.

Army moving enterprise apps to core data centers

The migration also involves removing unused and redundant applications.

Damaged Air Force radar delays satellite launches

Electrical fire brings down radar network used to track launched from Cape Canaveral.

DISA closes more data centers

Consolidation designed to advance agency’s Joint Information Environment effort.

Army, Air Force partner on IT to save money, grow bandwidth

The partnership marks an important step in pursing the Joint Information Environment.

Air Force awards $14M modification for space situational awareness prototype

Lockheed Martin will support the Joint Space Operational Center under NETCENTS.

Four small businesses win the jackpot with DISA contract


Army seeks an elastic cloud capability for enterprise-level content management

The Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) has issued a Request for Information to provide the Army with a better understanding of industry capabilities, potential sources and best practices relevant to enterprise-level content management (ECM).

BAE to help NSA with high-performance computing needs

BAE Systems has won a contract from the National Security Agency to furnish infrastructure and software development support to the agency's High Performance Computing Infrastructure Group.

Navy CIO says new efficiencies have saved $100 million so far

New Department of the Navy (DON) information technology efficiencies have so far saved $100 million, a start on what the Navy’s CIO office says its goal to cut $2 billion from the Navy’s overall budget, according to DON Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen.

Fewer DOD data centers will result in reduced enemy attack vectors

Maintaining security in an era of smaller budgets and data center consolidation poses a major challenge.

Marines seek to balance data access, security

Balancing the need to make data accessible to all Marines while ensuring security is a challenge as the Marine Corps shifts to cloud computing.

Cybersecurity bill may also now address data center consolidation

As the Senate prepares to consider the bipartisan Cybersecurity Act of 2012 a number of amendments are being tacked on, including one addressing federal data center consolidation.

What news I learned at the DISA show: A reporter's notebook

Defense Systems Editor-in-Chief Barry Rosenberg spent three days at the Defense Information Systems Agency customer forum in Tampa the week of May 7 and has more than a few juicy tidbits of information to share.