FCW: IT, supply chain figure in agency climate resilience plans

“Below are some of the key ways in which several agencies plan to adapt their IT operations, protect critical data centers and more as the threat of climate change becomes an increasing and ever-present concern…”

“General Services Administration

While the General Services Administration does not own any tiered data centers, its plans included a shift to energy-efficient shared service centers with interagency partners in geographically distributed locations, as well as secure cloud-computing solutions.

The agency also noted that it was using energy-efficient power settings to procure its end-user computing and mobile devices with eco-label designations, including Energy Star and EPEAT, which allows purchasers to review a product’s environmental impact…”

“Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security plan included an effort to make information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure more resilient within its facilities, while also looking to vulnerabilities in the broad spectrum of critical infrastructure nationwide.

The agency plans to assess its own critical ICT assets to make sure their power supplies are secure and resilient, while identifying locations for distributed energy resources. DHS also said it would create new develop standards ‘for cyber secure Energy Management Control Systems and identify targeted locations for distributed energy resources.’…” Read the full article here.

Source: IT, supply chain figure in agency climate resilience plans – By Chris Riotta, October 8, 2021. FCW.

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