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SSA obligates $24M in funding for Cloud Service Provider Access

The Social Security Administration has obligated $24M in funding for cloud service provider access under Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google. SDVOB Four Points Technology was awarded the BPA. Awardee Name: FOUR POINTS TECHNOLOGY, L.L.C. Contract Duration: 12 months Total Contract Value: $23,656,491.81 Funding Agency: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Number of Bidders: None RFP ID: None Award ID: 28321321FA0010133 Microsoft […] The post SSA obligates $24M in funding for Cloud Service Provider Access appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: NIH Turns to Cloud-Based App to Facilitate Clinical Research

“The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is looking to partner with the private sector to enhance its cloud-based app to monitor physical markers – such as heart rate and heart rate variability – using smartphone technology.” “In a request for information (RFI), NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) said it is looking to develop […] The post MeriTalk: NIH Turns to Cloud-Based App to Facilitate Clinical Research appeared first on FedHealthIT, a service of MileMarker10.

In anticipation of upcoming DCCO contract, DHS to award Data Center 1 Support Services...

“The Government hereby submits a notice of intent to award a hybrid fixed price, time and materials, and labor type Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) enterprise-wide contract on a non-competitive basis to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), 3170 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042. The anticipated contract, which is a continuation of existing Data Center 1 (DC1) services, is […] The post In anticipation of upcoming DCCO contract, DHS to award Data Center 1 Support Services bridge contract to GDIT appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FCW: CISA experiments with cloud log aggregation to ID threats

“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has pilot programs underway with multiple departments and agencies to experiment with aggregating cloud logs to a warehouse which in turn will feed the agency’s data analysis efforts. CISA wants to ‘see if it’s possible to send their logs to our aggregation point and make sense of them as a community together,’ Brian Gattoni, […] The post FCW: CISA experiments with cloud log aggregation to ID threats appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: GSA moving to more modular cloud environment

“The General Services Administration plans to increase cloud brokerage having ‘stress-tested’ cloud technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Deputy CIO Beth Killoran. GSA had about 50% of its applications in the cloud when the pandemic hit and only needed to surge existing cloud capabilities to help agencies like the Small Business Administration administer COVID-19 relief funds. Now that people have […] The post FedScoop: GSA moving to more modular cloud environment appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA CIO on leading the way in cloud adoption

“The General Services Administration (GSA) is looking to serve as a ‘proving ground’ for cloud adoption in the Federal government, to lead the way in digital transformation and to serve as a model for other agencies, GSA CIO David Shive said today. ‘The agencies we partner with and the citizens we serve rightfully expect us to become more efficient over […] The post GSA CIO on leading the way in cloud adoption appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

MeriTalk: USDA Issues Seventh Update to Cloud-Based Loan Origination and Servicing Platform RFI

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued the seventh update in its quest for a cloud-based Common Enterprise Loan Origination and Servicing (CELOS) platform. In the initial post on beta.SAM.gov in November of 2020, the USDA said its Rural Development mission area is dealing with increased customer demand for its loan and grant programs, so it is looking to […] The post MeriTalk: USDA Issues Seventh Update to Cloud-Based Loan Origination and Servicing Platform RFI appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

GSA cloud executive on effective application rationalization in Federal agencies

“App rationalization involves agencies deciding which apps to keep, replace, retire or consolidate — but too often their chief information officers (CIOs) lack the data they need to make those choices, said Thomas Santucci, the director of the Data Center & Cloud Optimization Initiative project management office (PMO) within the General Services Administration. While the federal Cloud Smart strategy mandated […] The post GSA cloud executive on effective application rationalization in Federal agencies appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

HHS OIG taps Chief Data and Analytics Officer (Acting)

Building on experience overseeing a full range of policy, management, and operational activities related to Federal financial data and analytics and recent experience with the Department of Health and Human Services as Sr Advisor to the Chief Data Officer, this data lead takes on a new challenge with the HHS OIG. The post HHS OIG taps Chief Data and Analytics Officer (Acting) appeared first on G2Xchange Health, a service of MileMarker10.

FITARA hearing continues eight-year debate over definition of data centers

“The latest hearing on April 16 highlighted some of the ongoing challenges that agencies, Congress and the Government Accountability Office haven’t been able to solve in the six-plus years of FITARA…” “It’s been eight years and two administrations that the Office of Management and Budget and Congress haven’t seen eye-to-eye on the definition of data centers. A quick history reminder: […] The post FITARA hearing continues eight-year debate over definition of data centers appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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