Microsoft announced that its Azure and Office 365 cloud service became the first commercial cloud to be awarded Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency, which allows the cloud to store the most sensitive, controlled, unclassified information. Microsoft also announced general availability of the service to all validated Department of Defense customers. […]
With new leadership and initiatives, GSA’s focused on accelerating government technology innovation and cloud transformation. But to get there we need open, interactive public-private communication and collaboration. GSA’s CIO, David Shive is the new Commissioner for GSA’s Technology Transformation Service (TTS) — which means he’s responsible for FedRAMP and 18F.
MeriTalk and GSA are working together to connect the new TTS leadership with industry and government to enhance collaboration on key issues – FedRAMP and 18F.
MeriTalk and GSA will hold a GSA Forum on FedRAMP and TTS/18F on September 13th at the Newseum in Washington D.C. where David and his GSA colleagues will talk about the future for FedRAMP and TTS. Get the discussion started now by joining in on the online conversation — we’ll consider your input to help shape the agenda for September 13th. We’re all ears.
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General Dynamics Information Technology is on a mission–to help agencies make sense of cloud computing. Cloud migration can be challenging–agencies are constrained by regulations, pressed by tight budgets, and limited by legacy systems. But, those anxieties don’t need to stifle innovation. […]
The merger of the two leading FedRAMP third-party assessment organizations is raising significant concerns about the ability of small and midsized businesses to compete for Federal cloud contracts. Coalfire, the No. 2 FedRAMP 3PAO, announced last month it has acquired Veris Group, the leading provider of the mandatory security assessments for cloud service providers that want to sell their products and services to Federal agencies. […]
The General Services Administration is working on a new approach to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which would allow agencies to bypass certain security requirements based on the type of data being collected. […]
Online portal dedicated to FedRAMP transparency and accelerating the government’s cloud migration. This resource empowers agencies to track your vendors of choice through their certification.
Non-profit, non-partisan coalition of technology companies and industry groups focused on educating lawmakers and the public about cloud computing, as well as other information technology issues.
Provides industry perspective in order to support, inform, and accelerate FedRAMP and broader cloud adoption across government.
Platform dedicated to supporting public-private dialogue and collaboration. The Cloud Computing Exchange brings together Federal leaders, project managers, industry, and other government IT community stakeholders for public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.