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State Department’s next challenge: Synchronization of global cloud networks

“During the Pillars of Modernization virtual event hosted by FCW, Raj Iyer, the CIO for IT Reform at the Office of the Secretary of the Army, stressed the importance of utilizing all the benefits the cloud has to offer…” “Similarly, Eric Quinn the director of global IT modernization at the Department of State, said synching up different cloud networks across […] The post State Department’s next challenge: Synchronization of global cloud networks appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Press Release: Accenture Launches New Business Group with VMware to Help Organizations Move to...

“Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and VMware (NYSE: VMW) today announced an expanded partnership and the launch of a dedicated business group that will help organizations adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy — accelerating migration to the cloud, building modern apps more rapidly, and using the cloud as a foundation for innovation and new business models, ultimately realizing […] The post Press Release: Accenture Launches New Business Group with VMware to Help Organizations Move to the Cloud Faster appeared first on FedHealthIT.

GSA Technology Transformation Services awards $15M FedRAMP contract

Small business The Clearing beat out one other bidder to win a 3-year, $15M Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) contract from the General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Services. This contract was competed on the GSA Professional Services Schedule contract vehicle and funded by GSA TTS. Awardee Name:  CLEARING, INC., THE Contract Duration: 36 months Total Contract Value: $14,575,170.00 […] The post GSA Technology Transformation Services awards $15M FedRAMP contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Washington Technology: DHS makes tweaks to $3.4B cloud contract

“On the eve of proposals being due, the Homeland Security Department has made a few tweaks to its $3.4 billion Data Center and Cloud Optimization contract for cloud migration and integration services. Proposals are due Thursday for the contract to help DHS migrate its data centers to a cloud environment as part of a modernization initiative. DHS is looking for […] The post Washington Technology: DHS makes tweaks to $3.4B cloud contract appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FDA taps rising emerging tech leader to serve as Senior Technical Advisor for Cybersecurity,...

Sean Hanlon, a rising technology leader armed with perspective gained over nearly a decade in support of the Food and Drug Administration, to include time serving as the Emerging Technologies Team Lead with focuses on all aspects of Cloud and Mobile security, takes on a new challenge as Senior Technical Advisor driving Cybersecurity, Innovation, and […] The post FDA taps rising emerging tech leader to serve as Senior Technical Advisor for Cybersecurity, Innovation, and Technology appeared first on FedHealthIT.

Former HHS Consolidated Data Analysis Center leader re-joins the agency, to focus on IT...

Nicole Faison, an experienced Data and Predictive Analytics leader recently re-joined HHS OIG to serve as a Business Operations Officer, charged with managing information technology budget, business functions and procurement to support OIG-wide oversight activities.The post Former HHS Consolidated Data Analysis Center leader re-joins the agency, to focus on IT Business Operations appeared first on G2Xchange Health.

DHS, SBA, GSA IT Executives on cloud-based telework challenges

“When federal agencies pivoted to remote work in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they faced an overwhelming number of options for cloud-based collaboration tools. Agencies picked tools that worked best for them, but some then faced configuration problems when trying to speak to each other. Some also faced internal communication issues across components and directorates — which then […] The post DHS, SBA, GSA IT Executives on cloud-based telework challenges appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

FedScoop: FBI awards $13.5M risk assessment contract in move to CIA clouds

“The FBI is adopting the intelligence community’s real-time risk assessment practices for cloud computing. Telos Corporation announced a $13.5 million contract from the bureau Wednesday to integrate its Xacta solution — which is already used by the CIA — with the FBI’s clouds. The bureau wants to shorten the time it takes to grant contractors permission to access its systems […] The post FedScoop: FBI awards $13.5M risk assessment contract in move to CIA clouds appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

Federal Cloud Spending Tops $6.6 Billion with VA, CMS leading Civilian spend

“Federal agencies collectively spent $6.6 billion on cloud computing in fiscal 2020, up from $6.1 billion in fiscal 2019, according to a government spending analysis by Bloomberg Government. The analysis indicates agency spending on cloud services slowed slightly compared to other years in the decade-long uptick but suggests several potential reasons for slowed growth…” “Civilian […] The post Federal Cloud Spending Tops $6.6 Billion with VA, CMS leading Civilian spend appeared first on FedHealthIT.

DHS, SBA officials discuss Federal efforts around CDM-in-the-Cloud

“Strengthening cloud service capabilities over the past year has been an important step for Federal agencies to both deal with pandemic-era network service demands, and bolster cybersecurity by meeting requirements of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program while using cloud services. That was a core message from James Saunders, CISO at the Small […] The post DHS, SBA officials discuss Federal efforts around CDM-in-the-Cloud appeared first on G2Xchange FedCiv.

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