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Legislative Branch

Have a policy to make agency to choose cloud computing and save

Our organization does not have a clue in terms of choosing cloud computing technology and has wasted precious time and money. Here is the example: Our office needs a development environment. We were asked to use internal resources. It took our internal provider more than 18 months to deliver us a virtual environment, and it took our office another 3 months to set it up. Our internal provider will charge us $250,000 for... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Cloud Computing, Dumb Terminals, InfoSec, and Data Archives

Developments by companies utilizing cloud based computing (particularly Google) are resulting in an increasingly robust solution including enterprise class sercurity and online data storage. Firewall, IDS/IPS, Data Leakage Prevention, system wide applications, etc., can all be controlled "in the cloud" by connecting all remote users through dumb terminals. Dumb terminals allow users to connect to a central network without... more »

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Department of Defense

Migrate to Linux and Open Desktop Suite during Consolidation

Computer (IT) equipment (HW) would not need to be updated with the frequency that is common with Microsoft (MS) products if this idea were followed: Each newly-installed MS operating system (OS) is usually coupled with new desktop (PC) HW. When aligning and/or consolidating IT (at time of organizational merger), significant cost savings would be realized by choosing an OS that would not need new HW. PCs often run the... more »

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Department of Defense

Replacement of NMCI with distributed and cloud technologies

Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), a contractor-operated IT infrastructure, is too costly and out of date. The replacement system, Next Generation (NGEN) IT solution is an ill-defined concept that is basing its design concepts on the money-wasting, antiquated architectures dating as far back as 1969 and ARPANET. Current technologies exist that would allow the Department of Navy (DON) and the USMC to deploy a fully... more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Reduce PC costs with Netbooks and Cloud computing.

A huge portion of our budget is spent on purchasing computers. These costs can be reduced significantly. Everyone in my office is issued a laptop that includes a DVD/CD-ROM and an 80 GB hard drive. DVD/CD-ROMs are rarely used, and the 80 GB capacity is much more than is necessary, especially since most of our files are available through shared drives. A significant amount of money could be saved if, instead of these... more »

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Cloud Computing - Information Technology Cost Savings

Many of our jobs now require the use of a computer and other IT related devices. I believe most government employees have a computer issued to them, usually a laptop or a desktop. In many cases, the processing power and resources available in the computer that is issued to an employee far exceeds what they need for their day-to-day tasks. In some cases, the employee needs more computing power and/or resources than they... more »

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