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A vertical community of Federal cloud leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

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Federal agencies can now use cloud computing systems to store their most sensitive, unclassified data, through the recent release of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program High Baseline.
“This release allows agencies to use cloud environments for high-impact data, including data that involves the protection of life and financial ruin,” said the FedRAMP announcement. […]

Upcoming Events
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High on Security – FedRAMP’s Next Step: September 27, 2016 It’s no secret – the FedRAMP process has been widely criticized for its inefficiency, high costs, and lengthy duration.  While the release of the FedRAMP High Baseline has set the new standard for government cloud security, protecting agencies’ most critical, unclassified data in the cloud, […]

Research
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There’s no question Federal agencies are reaping benefits from the cloud – improved speed and agility, reduced complexity, and cost savings. But, as Federal mandates propel cloud forward, some welcome the boost, while others have cold feet. What’s causing Feds to warm up to the cloud? And what steps are they taking to realize its benefits? […]

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FedRAMP faces a wide array of serious challenges – fault lines in its foundation. But it’s mandatory for Federal agency cloud deployments and needs to succeed if the government is to ever capitalize on the promise of cloud. What can Feds do to improve and embrace the FedRAMP process? […]

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The Federal IT community recognizes improving Fed IT means overhauling how agencies procure and distribute IT services. With growing data and shrinking budgets, Feds are turning to cloud, “as-a-Service,” and OpEx vs. CapEx dollars. How can agencies best tackle cloud procurement? Download “Cloud as an Investment Strategy” to find out: The current state of cloud […]

Past Events
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On June 15, 2016, MeriTalk held its fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum in D.C. The event gathered more than 200 cloud thought leaders – industry and Federal alike – for a packed day of discussion and revelation. Event Abstract: The novelty of cloud is now reality across all corners of Federal IT.  […]

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Digital Services – How to Provide and Protect: May 19, 2016 As agencies shift to increasing cloud implementations, new capabilities are allowing agencies to advance existing missions and better serve citizen needs quickly and conveniently.   Scalability is central – allowing seamless response to changing workloads and user demands.  So why not for the migration of […]

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The FedRAMP process aims to assuage agencies security concerns and provide low-risk solutions for moving workloads to the cloud. As agencies demand more agile and practical solutions from FedRAMP-certified providers, many are utilizing a low-risk hybrid cloud model, using combinations of private cloud storage and public cloud compute to give them a pragmatic approach to incremental IT transformation. […]

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