By 2017, federal spending on cloud computing will have quadrupled to $7.7 billion, which is more than 4 times the spending expected next year. In addition, federal data center closing efforts are ‘no panacea’ according to the Navy’s CIO, and the Department of Defense has issued instruction on geospatial training. Be sure to catch up with these news stories and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up. Happy Monday.
Report: Federal Cloud Spending Will Quadruple to $7.7 Billion in 2017
Federal spending on cloud services will reach $7.7 billion in fiscal 2017, more than four times the spending expected in 2014, according to a new report from IDC Government Insights.
How the Defense Department Communicates
John Hale, the chief of enterprise applications at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), discusses communications and collaborations strategies at the Department of Defense (DoD) with GovExec Magazine.
Defense Department Issues Instruction on Geospatial Intelligence Training
The Defense Department recently reissued DOD instruction 3305.10 to create policies, establish procedures and assign responsibilities for geospatial intelligence training.
Federal Data Center Closures No Panacea: Navy CIO
Navy’s top IT official takes issue with the federal government’s focus on cutting the number of government data centers, says it misses the big picture on IT cost control.
Two NASA Droids Set for Military Robotics Challenge
Two NASA-built robots — one of them ape-inspired — have been selected to compete against other droids in a grueling challenge later this year.
Agile Software: Stand and Deliver
Here are some key insights into how agile software development techniques are disrupting federal IT for the better.
NOAA Satellites Protected Despite 2014 Budget Cuts
The House Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies appropriations subcommittee approved a bill that provides $4.9 billion for NOAA in the 2014 fiscal year, which protects the agency’s satellite programs.
Unified Capabilities: The IP-Enabled Battlefield of the Future
The Defense Department’s CIO has called for the enterprise-wide implementation of unified capabilities to be fielded to DoD components by fiscal 2016.