Tag Archives: Cloud

Treasury Considering New Cloud Vendor

The Treasury Department is seeking a contractor to host its main website and some others in a cloud infrastructure, Nextgov reports. Amazon’s EC2 cloud service currently hosts Treasury.gov and other Treasury websites, as well as the Energy Department’s websites, according to the report. The company received a potential two-year contract …

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WH Panel: Security, Emergency Programs Can Have Systems In Cloud

Agencies in charge of national security and emergency preparedness programs should move mission-critical systems to cloud computing infrastructures, a White House advisory panel says, according to Fierce Government IT. In its report, the White House’s national security telecommunications advisory committee also said the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program should include more …

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Report: Keith Alexander Supports Cloud-Based Info Sharing

Army Gen. Keith Alexander, National Security Agency director, believes the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Pilot Program should migrate to cloud computing, Nextgov reports. According to Aliya Sternstein’s report, retired military officials also support information sharing in a cloud-based environment. Internet service providers joined the program in May because the Pentagon …

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GSA Starting FedRAMP Certification For Cloud Providers

The General Services Administration will begin approving security certification applications from private cloud solutions providers, the agency announced Wednesday. Federal agencies will assess security of cloud products and services through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP. GSA said the program is intended to eliminate duplication, generate savings …

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DLT, Eucalyptus Partner to Deploy Cloud Platform; Brian Strosser Comments

DLT Solutions and Eucalyptus Systems have teamed to provide a solution that government agencies will use to assemble on-premise cloud computing platforms, the companies announced tuesday. Users will deploy private and hybrid infrastructure-as-a-service platforms while utilizing existing information technology infrastructure. Federal agencies are looking for solutions to consolidate their data …

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HP To Provide Cloud For UK Health Charity

A British health charity has selected Hewlett-Packard to provide its cloud technology to 300 facilities, the company announced Tuesday. HP Converged Infrastructure will provide a centralized infrastructure-as-a-services platform to Nuffield Health and the company expects 300,000 users to access the cloud. Nuffield Health operates 31 private hospitals, 65 fitness and …

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HP Adding Infrastructure, App Offerings To Cloud Portfolio

Hewlett-Packard is expanding its cloud management services to address infrastructure, applications and information for customers on cloud offerings. The company said the new additions to its Converged Cloud portfolio will help create hybrid clouds, cloud print solutions and manage applications. Earlier this year, HP Enterprise Services announced it is expanding …

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GSA Taking FedRAMP Cloud Provider Applications

The General Services Administration is taking applications from cloud service providers for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, according to a June 4 FedBizOpps post. Commercial and government providers may start applying for FedRAMP security assessment process once application form is available via FedRAMP website on June 6, 2012. …

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IBM Deploys New Big Data Solutions Line

IBM announced Monday it has released a new line of Big Data storage and technical computing systems. Part of its Smarter Computing effort, the new IBM systems were designed to target enterprise clients in the services and financing industry. The new line of IBM products include: Systems Storage DS3500 Tape …

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Microsoft Releases Office For Govt Cloud; Kirk Koenigsbauer Comments

Microsoft has released a new multi-tenant community cloud for government customers, the company announced Wednesday. Office 365 for Government stores U.S. government data in an isolated cloud, said Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate vice president of the company’s Office division. Koenigsbauer said it provides productivity and collaboration services with Exchange Online, Lync …

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GCE Big Data Cloud Supports USASpending Site

GCE announced Monday its big data and analytics cloud service will support the General Services Administration’s website for tracking federal spending, the company announced Monday. USASpending.gov was established as an online depository for federal spending information including grants, contracts, direct loans, and payments. The Reston, Va.-based company helped GSA relaunch …

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Ellen Rubin Comments On Terremark Cloud Expansion

Terremark is expanding its cloud capacity across North America by deploying a node at its Denver data center, the Verizon subsidiary announced Tuesday. The subsidiary has 50 data centers around the world that have colocation and cloud technology. Agencies and other enterprises evaluate reliability of physical infrastructure, connectivity and data …

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KnowledgeCG, SRA On GSA's First FedRAMP Third-Party Review List

KnowledgeCG and SRA International Inc. are approved to perform independent security reviews of cloud products and services in the federal government. The General Services Administration announced the companies will perform the reviews under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. KCG CEO Dusty Wince said in a company announcement that …

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