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FedRAMP: The Importance of ATO Letter Submission

“FedRAMP would like to remind federal agencies to authorize their Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs) and submit the associated Authority to Operate (ATO) letter to the FedRAMP PMO. Agency authorization of CSOs is required to maintain compliance with OMB Circular A-130 and submission of the corresponding ATO to FedRAMP helps support a critical component of FedRAMP’s security package reuse model…” “How […] The post FedRAMP: The Importance of ATO Letter Submission appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: GSA targeting governmentwide cloud vehicle launch for early fiscal 2022

“The General Services Administration is expecting to offer a governmentwide contract vehicle for core cloud services in early fiscal 2022 as it launches a new cloud marketplace that could further centralize federal agency IT procurement. It is understood that the new contract will focus on the delivery of cloud services that government agencies use most frequently and that a request […] The post FedScoop: GSA targeting governmentwide cloud vehicle launch for early fiscal 2022 appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS awards pair of Cloud and Help Desk tasks worth $8M to Arch Systems

HUBZone EDWOSB Arch Systems has been awarded two tasks from the Department of Homeland Security. For the first task, Arch Systems was awarded a 3-year, $3.4M task from the DHS Science and Technology Directorate to acquire multiple cloud computing services and support from Amazon, Microsoft and Google to test and evaluate in support of Data Analytics Technology (DA-TC). This task […] The post DHS awards pair of Cloud and Help Desk tasks worth $8M to Arch Systems appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Cloud Exchange: NIH and NHLBI are innovating through cloud services

“Any way you look at it, the data and compute demands of the National Institutes of Health are dauntingly large. NIH is composed of 27 institutes or centers. These encompass some 110 laboratories. The agency’s distributed research network moves six petabytes of data daily.  NIH also funds research at some 2,500 universities and medical centers, […] The post Federal News Network: Cloud Exchange: NIH and NHLBI are innovating through cloud services appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

FCW: GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace

“The General Services Administration (GSA) plans to launch a cloud marketplace to serve as a comprehensive framework and one-stop shop for federal agencies seeking cloud solutions, according to Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the Office of Information Technology Category in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. The GSA official told FCW the marketplace would feature both post-award contract management tools and professional […] The post FCW: GSA plans one-stop shop cloud marketplace appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

USDA Cloud Working Group part of cloud adoption and management vision

“… USDA was among the first agencies to take their email to cloud in 2010. It also was the first agency to test out the IT Centers of Excellence, which included a specific focus on data center consolidation and cloud adoption…” “USDA’s new cloud working group is all about creating that single pane of glass. Gary Washington, the Agriculture chief […] The post USDA Cloud Working Group part of cloud adoption and management vision appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal News Network: Cloud Exchange: USPTO expands bandwidth through NOAA ‘N-Wave’ network

“Chief Information Officer Jamie Holcombe said USTPO, well before the pandemic, had up to 9,000 of its patent examiners logging into their virtual private network and working from home on a daily basis. “We were able to scale very easily, because we had been doing it since 2012. Eight to nine thousand people every day would sign in on their […] The post Federal News Network: Cloud Exchange: USPTO expands bandwidth through NOAA ‘N-Wave’ network appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

VA RFI: Enterprise Cloud Capacity Program

Notice ID: 36C10B21Q0551 “Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has successfully stood up its own VA Enterprise Cloud (VAEC) over the past 3-4 years consisting of two Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Cloud Service Providers (CSP), Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Additional security and tooling has been established on […] The post VA RFI: Enterprise Cloud Capacity Program appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

GSA, USPTO CIOs Offer Cloud Best Practices

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ for an agency’s cloud journey, but chief information officers (CIOs) from the General Services Administration (GSA) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) offered some top-level advice for agencies to help them along their journey. Jamie Holcombe, CIO at USPTO, said his agency has adopted a multi-cloud approach to its cloud […] The post GSA, USPTO CIOs Offer Cloud Best Practices appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: GSA Working on Creating Cloud Marketplace, Releasing RFI Shortly

“The General Services Administration (GSA) is working on setting up a Cloud Marketplace for Federal agencies, with the first phase of the project coming in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and a request for information also being worked on, a GSA official said today. Laura Stanton, the assistant commissioner for the Office of Information Technology Category in GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, […] The post MeriTalk: GSA Working on Creating Cloud Marketplace, Releasing RFI Shortly appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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