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Federal News Network Newscast: FedRAMP cloud security program sees extreme growth

“The FedRAMP cloud security program has seen extreme growth over the last two years. There are now more than 200 cloud services authorized by the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program. That number doubled since the end of fiscal 2018, when there was only 100. The FedRAMP program office says it took six years to reach the first 100 cloud service […] The post Federal News Network Newscast: FedRAMP cloud security program sees extreme growth appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Google recruits industry leader Laura Boufford from Salesforce to drive Federal Civilian growth

Laura Boufford, an executive sales leader with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry for some of the top technology vendors, takes on a new challenge as Director of Federal Civilian Sales at Google. Laura brings expertise in areas such as cloud computing, SaaS, acquisition and Enterprise Architecture. Prior roles include: Regional VP Aerospace Sales […] The post Google recruits industry leader Laura Boufford from Salesforce to drive Federal Civilian growth appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS provides updated timeline on Data Center and Cloud Optimization (DCCO) Support Services procurement

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has provided an update on its efforts to advance Data Center and Cloud Optimization (DCC).” “The Sept. 11 update follows a notice posted in July on Beta.Sam.gov. In the original notice, DHS said it is looking to acquire ‘support services for management of its enterprise data center and to implement and manage its future […] The post DHS provides updated timeline on Data Center and Cloud Optimization (DCCO) Support Services procurement appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

SBA CIO Keith Bluestein looks to cloud to expand and contract IT infrastructure

“After nearly quadrupling the number of personnel supporting COVID-19 loan assistance programs, the Small Business Administration must now prepare its IT infrastructure for the possibility of workforce downsizing, said CIO Keith Bluestein.” “SBA will ‘stensibly’ contract at some point and needs a cloud-based platform capable of not only scaling down but up, in the event of another crisis, Bluestein said […] The post SBA CIO Keith Bluestein looks to cloud to expand and contract IT infrastructure appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG: FHFA failed to follow its cloud-based computing requirements

“The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or Agency), established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, is responsible for the supervision, regulation, and housing mission oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (together, the Enterprises), and the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLBanks) (collectively, the regulated entities), and the FHLBanks’ fiscal agent, the Office of Finance. Since 2008, […] The post Federal Housing Finance Agency OIG: FHFA failed to follow its cloud-based computing requirements appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

CMS awards 5-year ESRD Help Desk support task to SoftDev

This HUBZone Woman-owned small business Information Technology consulting firm focused on delivering Business Analysis, System Development, Testing, Maintenance, Data Management, Training, Quality Assurance and Help Desk solutions for Government and commercial clients, has been awarded an End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Help Desk support task with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This task order was competed as a HUBZone set-aside using CMS SPARC.The post CMS awards 5-year ESRD Help Desk support task to SoftDev appeared first on G2Xchange Health.

DHS CISA Executive Sean Connelly on new Cloud Log Aggregation Warehouse (CLAW) identity environment

“With Federal agencies increasingly turning to cloud service providers, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) at the same time is looking to increase visibility across government and secure networks.” “’We have a new service under the National Cybersecurity and Protection System (NCPS) that’s called CLAW – Cloud Log Aggregation Warehouse environment,’ said Sean Connelly, […] The post DHS CISA Executive Sean Connelly on new Cloud Log Aggregation Warehouse (CLAW) identity environment appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

IRS OCIO awards 5-year Office 365 Cloud Migration contract

8(a) EDWOSB, HUBZone Makpar has been awarded a 5-year, $3.5M contract by the Department of the Treasury to provide Office 365 Cloud Migration Services. This contract was completed as an 8(a) sole source action and funded by the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of the Chief Information Officer. Awardee Name: MAKPAR CORPORATION Contract Duration: 60 months Total Contract Value: $3,463,246.73 Funding […] The post IRS OCIO awards 5-year Office 365 Cloud Migration contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

DHS ICE OCIO awards $12M Cloud Hosting Infrastructure task

Four Points Technology has been awarded a one-year, $12M task by the Department of Homeland Security to provide cloud hosting infrastructure for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of the Chief Information Officer. This task was awarded on the DHS FirstSource II contract vehicle as an SDVOSB sole source action and funded by CIO Business Resource Management. Awardee Name: FOUR POINTS […] The post DHS ICE OCIO awards $12M Cloud Hosting Infrastructure task appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

IRS taps cloud workforce lead to drive strategic IT integration of Taxpayer First Act

Sean Keefe, a senior IT leader with more than two decades of government, military and industry experience, has taken on a new challenge as Assistant Program Director with the IRS Taxpayer First Office. Sean recently led a strategic organizational assessment and planning to develop the Internal Revenue Service’s Cloud Workforce. In this new role, Sean guides and directs high-level programs […] The post IRS taps cloud workforce lead to drive strategic IT integration of Taxpayer First Act appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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