U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States and became an early cloud adopter among federal agencies. In 2014, the agency began moving some workloads out of two legacy, on-premises data centers and into the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to overcome delays in infrastructure delivery and speed application development

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Federal agencies are hungry for the cloud, and they’re breaking down migration goals bite by bite. So where are agencies starting? What cloud flavors are most appealing? And, what three steps can Feds take to set the table for success in scaling the cloud in their agencies?

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Federal systems integrators (FSIs) are essential to IT modernization in government, but struggle to consolidate disparate legacy data centers and clouds from multiple providers.

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The Federal Data Strategy (FDS), a 10-year roadmap, is designed to help Federal agencies leverage data for strategic advantage and serve the public. Its importance is amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as agencies confront new requirements for data analysis and sharing, and must enable access and security for a widely dispersed workforce.

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For Federal agencies, secure multicloud as-a-service can help protect against potential security threats, prevent service outages, and better optimize IT budgets. But, multicloud also brings new complexity and misconceptions.

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The past year demonstrated Federal IT’s vital role in government service delivery. Technology challenges were front page news. Employees quickly shifted to work from home – security was critical, networks were tested, and vendors put supply chains into overdrive.

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The growing COVID-19 pandemic made robust virtual care a necessity for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and its more than 87,000 active personnel. In October 2020, the USCG met this critical need, operationalizing its Coast Guard Care Anywhere telehealth initiative with the deployment of the ViiMed enterprise virtual care platform.

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Pressure on Federal IT systems has never been greater than over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a rapid
shift to mass telework, increased cyber threats, and challenged Federal teams to rethink traditional processes. Many agencies had strong IT transformation strategies in place –2020 provided the impetus and opportunity to shift those efforts into overdrive.

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Federal technology teams are experts at monitoring their on-prem data and systems. The importance of monitoring doesn’t change when migrating to a cloud environment. In fact, not continuing your monitoring protocols can have significant impact on your budget and drive-up your cloud usage costs.

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Multicloud deployments are now the norm for enterprise organizations, with a mix of public cloud solutions — SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS — and private cloud environments, either on-premises or with a provider.

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Federal environments are unique and mission partners building AI solutions for the network’s edge need highly customized infrastructure to realize the potential of AI for their missions.

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In a hybrid world, Federal IT teams need the ability to move workloads seamlessly, develop and manage applications that run anywhere, leverage emerging technologies, and ensure security across environments. However, tying together the right hardware architectures, microchip components, and container platforms to effectively achieve this can be challenging and costly.

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How can Federal agencies focus on elevating their cloud security posture, without worrying about compliance? Providing the public sector compliance at scale – it’s time to make the path to cloud seamless and cost efficient, no matter what your needs.

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Making real-time, data-driven decisions requires the ability to store, search across, and analyze
massive amounts of data. From identifying and addressing network security incidents to tracking
the COVID-19 pandemic to meeting changing warfighter requirements, agencies need realtime visibility into their data and network operations.

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The U.S. Army, alongside the joint services, is committed to a broad operational imperative: transition from the industrial to the information age and ensure – across every domain – data is used as a strategic asset to drive mission success.

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Migrating data and applications to the cloud is making information more accessible and portable, and the Army’s new Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) will build out cloud architecture over the next five years to help the Army develop stronger data inventory and software capabilities.

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As cloud adoption accelerates, it facilitates cost optimization, agility, and productivity outside of the traditional office, among other benefits. However, cloud acceleration also means more applications, data, and users are exposed to security threats.

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ThunderCat Technology and Dell Technologies help agencies evolve the remote work environment and enable a digital workplace through optimizing workloads, supporting applications and data, and managing increased networking capacity and security needs, remotely. Deliver tailored digital experiences to your workforce for increased productivity and worker-satisfaction.

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More Federal agencies have implemented work-from-home policies than ever before, as the COVID-19 pandemic has completely shifted the work landscape. A small percentage of the Federal government was previously authorized to work remote before the pandemic – the transition was a large test for agency resiliency.

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We rarely use pen and paper in the workplace anymore, so why are some records still done by hand? Records are essential to all aspects of government, and in the age of IT modernization, the government is working on moving to electronic records management. Several policies are in place to help agencies navigate the transition. […]

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