Less than three months after a wave of negative feedback from industry forced the General Services Administration to revamp the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, a new MeriTalk survey shows for the first time that many government IT officials doubt the value of the program in its current form. […]
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The novelty of cloud is now reality across all corners of Federal IT. As the march toward modernization continues, we’ve seen cloud powering change and driving progress. Join MeriTalk for our fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm on Wednesday, June 15th at the Newseum. We’re celebrating the five year anniversary of FedRAMP and the two year […]
Hybrid Cloud Transformation to support The Data Center Optimization Initiative: June 29, 2016 OMB sent a clear message with the release of its Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) – it wants to see clear, measurable cost savings from agency data consolidation efforts and it wants to see them soon. But where will these agencies realize […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]