Following on the successes of the FedRAMP program that certifies cloud services as secure to use for Federal government agencies, the home-grown StateRAMP program is forging ahead with similarly vital services to state and local governments and institutions of higher learning, state, and industry leaders explained on October 5 during MeriTalk’s StateRAMP: Taking the On-Ramp to Secure SLED Cloud Solutions online event.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is working on setting up a Cloud Marketplace for Federal agencies, with the first phase of the project coming in fiscal year (FY) 2022 and a request for information also being worked on, a GSA official said today.
Federal agency demand for cloud service products in the General Services Administration’s (GSA) FedRAMP marketplace showed a 60 percent year-over-year jump in the first half of Fiscal Year 2021, as agencies continued their move to cloud services in order to deal with pandemic-driven tech needs and IT modernization priorities.
Cloud service behemoths Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft appear to be squaring off once again over a big Federal government cloud contract – this time a deal awarded by the National Security Agency (NSA) to AWS.
The Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) is partnering with Microsoft to use cloud-based tools and artificial intelligence (AI) to increase the scalability of ERDC’s coastal storm modeling system, ERDC announced July 14.
Defense Department Acting CIO John Sherman emphasized the Pentagon’s firm intent to move further toward adopting cloud infrastructures and zero trust security concepts at a June 29 hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems.
While the Federal government certifies cloud vendors as secure through the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), an official at the Government Accountability Organization (GAO) shared striking statistics about agencies going outside of the program for cloud vendors, which can lead to vulnerabilities.
The Treasury Department has issued another update in its search for a vendor for the department’s TCloud enterprise cloud contract.
The Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is looking for a cloud-based platform to deliver foreign service training.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) and Microsoft are arguing for a shorter duration of any further legal proceedings before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims over the Defense Department’s (DoD) Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract it re-awarded to Microsoft last year.
The General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking industry feedback through a request for information (RFI) on a governmentwide cloud acquisition strategy and blanket purchase agreement (BPA).
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is looking to purchase another cloud-based fully integrated phenotyping field rover.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) issued a request for information (RFI) for a cloud-based case management tracking system (CMTS).
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.
The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) is searching for a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Talent Acquisition and Hiring Event Management Software, according to an RFI posted on Beta.Sam.gov.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a second update to its quest for a cloud-based Common Enterprise Loan Origination and Servicing (CELOS) platform.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the private sector capabilities to support key capabilities of an Incident-Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS) program – body-worn cameras (BWC), video management systems (VMS), IT infrastructure, cloud-based storage systems, and other interrelated systems supporting incident-driven recordings.
With Federal government cloud spending on the rise, and four out of five Federal IT decision makers saying their agencies use multiple cloud platforms to satisfy different IT needs, cloud management capabilities are becoming more important than ever.
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has issued an update to its request for information (RFI) seeking industry input as it looks to invest in ship-mounted cloud computing infrastructure as part of the Navy’s broader future strategy for network-centric naval warfare.