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The Defense Information Systems Agency has given provisional authorization to 23 commercial cloud service offerings for the hosting of Defense Department data at Impact Level 2, which covers noncontrolled unclassified information. DISA said Monday the offerings comply with the moderate baseline of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). “The granting of these provisional authorizations is an important […] More
Red Hat has rolled out a consulting service aimed at helping government customers to implement and secure cloud-based information technology systems. The Red Hat Cloud for Government program is designed to offer tools and methods for agencies to manage cloud infrastructure and computing services in their data centers, the company said Monday. “Budget-strapped agencies want […] More
Lynne Chamberlain serves as vice president of business development for Red Hat‘s public sector. The more than 20-year industry veteran has been at Red Hat since 2004 and has previously held leadership roles at Unisys, HP and NetApp. In her Q&A with ExecutiveBiz, Chamberlain discussed her work with systems integrators, some of the newest cloud offerings […] More
Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received a provisional authority-to-operate from a third-party assessment organization under the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program. The P-ATO from Knowledge Consulting Group was for CTC’s Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop software-as-a-service offerings, KCG announced Wednesday. With this approval, CTC became the first company to have its SaaS tools complete the process and […] More
Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received approval from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to provide cloud hosting services to U.S. federal agencies. CTC won a provisional authority to operate certification for the unclassified remote hosted desktop platform it built initially for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the company said Friday. Knowledge Consulting Group assessed and validated the […] More
More companies will obtain FedRAMP certifications as agencies increasingly acquire cloud computing services, Autonomic Resources CEO John Keese told Federal Times in a story published Sunday. Andy Medici writes that Keese also said some companies are hesitant to go through the FedRAMP process because of cloud’s disruptive nature but that will change as agencies continue migrating into cloud environments. […] More
In the lead up to the government shutdown that took place earlier this month, leaders at firms that handle the federal government’s information technology systems found it difficult to prepare for the looming close of the government. Government contracting companies such as Autonomic Resources were only equipped with their outdated contingency plans from 2011 and an infinite […] More
Amazon Web Services has teamed up with several prime contractors that are competing on the Interior Department's $10 billion cloud hosting services project, FCW reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Aquilent, Autonomic Resources, Lockheed Martin, Smartronix and Unisys will integrate the AWS platform into their offerings for DOI. Ten companies in total won positions on the Foundation […] More
AT&T has received provisional authorization from a federal government program to offer its storage services to federal, state and local governments, GCN reports Wednesday. Rutrell Yasin writes that the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program has granted the company approval for its AT&T Storage-as-a-Service offering. As part of the accreditation, AT&T StaaS has documented and implemented […] More
In a piece analyzing the state of the GovCon M&A market for Executive Mosaic, Bob Kipps, managing director of KippsDeSanto & Co., noted that while the pace of defense and government services deals has declined in the first quarter of 2013 from the end of last year, companies still have “a strong appetite” for firms with depth in the right […] More
Federal agencies face a mandate to seek cloud computing resources first when searching for avenues to host data and information technology resources. Through its ongoing cloud coverage, TheNewNewInternet keeps readers abreast of how GovCon firms are working with agencies to help them transition into cloud environments and new product releases aimed at helping carry out […] More
The General Services Administration predicts a “steady rollout” of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program cloud security evaluation process, Federal News Radio reports. It was reported last week that Autonomic Resources’ cloud solutions were approved under the new FedRAMP standards, the first company to receive certification from the program. (Click Here, to read about Autonomic Resources' […] More
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