IBM’s IaaS cloud platform gets DoD impact level 5 authorization

IBM's IaaS cloud platform gets DoD impact level 5 authorization - top government contractors - best government contracting eventIBM has received provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to host impact level 5 data of Defense Department and federal agency customers through a multitenant cloud computing platform.

DISA said Tuesday it granted a 12-month PA to the company’s SmartCloud for Government infrastructure-as-a-service platform.

SCG encompasses compute, memory, network, operating system and storage provisioning services intended to help clients address production, development and test computing requirements.

The authorization marks the first IL5 for this service offering, DISA noted.

You may also be interested in...


General Dynamics Subsidiary Secures AWS’ Migration, DevOps Competencies

Amazon Web Services has recognized General Dynamics' information technology business for the latter's competency in cloud migration and DevOps. General Dynamics Information Technology said Wednesday it received the AWS Migration and DevOps Competency statuses in recognition of offerings that have supported federal cloud migration projects.

Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Begins Construction of Ram Air Turbine Wind Tunnel

Collins Aerospace, a business unit of Raytheon Technologies, has invested $18 million to build a wind tunnel in Rockford, Illinois, as part of efforts to simplify the process for testing ram air turbine products. Work is underway on the test platform at Collins Aerospace's center of excellence for electric power systems and the new structure is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022, the aircraft technology supplier said Wednesday.

Pilot training

SparkCognition, Intrinsic to Explore AI-Based Training Applications for Air Force

A team of SparkCognition's government services unit and Intrinsic Enterprises has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force to explore the potential use of artificial intelligence in military pilot training programs. The partnership will aim to develop a qualitative standards-based approach to gauge airmen's skills mastery using AI and machine learning through the Air Force Research Laboratory's Small Business Innovation Research program, SparkCognition said Wednesday.