Defense board issues cloud recommendations, warnings

DOD should move cautiously but decisively to adopt cloud computing and carry out data center consolidation, board advises.

Delta Solutions adds DEA contract to string of recent wins

Delta Solutions and Technologies Inc.'s five-year, $18 million contract with the Drug Enforcement Administration is the latest in a series of contract wins that total almost $66 million.

Running a federal financial system often a juggling act

The American Council for Technology's Industry Advisory Council gave some advice to the White House on how to sustain effective management of existing federal financial systems while also modernizing those systems.

6 IT fads you should warn your customers about

There are many good information technology innovations, but not all the current fads are good for government IT. Some trends are bad in general, and some are very bad for government IT managers in particular.

Harris builds mobile radio muscle with Tyco wireless deal

Harris Corp. builds muscle in the mobile communications market through the purchase of Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems for $675 million.

PCs just the beginning for Dell

Dell continues to forge alliances with partners as it moves into providing solutions to customers trying to manage complex IT infrastructures.

Group to develop smart grid standards

The Institute of Electrical and El0ectronics Engineers is launching an effort to develop common and interoperable standards for smart electricity grid technologies.

EDS to manage CMS data center operations

EDS Corp. will operate data centers for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under a six-year task order with a ceiling value of $19.8 million.

Management Services to assist Navy with computer platform

Management Services Group Inc. will provide software and hardware services to meet new Navy computer platform requirements under a contract worth $95 million.

Budget gives boost to IT, health care

The Health and Human Services Department would get money to increase techology, research and program integrity under the HHS $76.8 billion request.

Unisys achieves ISO 20K certification

Unisys' federal systems business has achieved ISO/IEC 20000-1:2005 certification for its desktop-management services line and programs.