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Microsoft Launches Azure Templates for DOD Security Implementation Standards Compliance

Microsoft

Microsoft has released templates to help organizations ensure secure cloud transitions that comply with the Department of Defense’s quarterly-updated security implementation guide. Nirali Shah, program manager for Microsoft Azure Government, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the templates are meant to comply with the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide that covers configurations for hardware, software and operating systems.

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Perspecta Accredited to Evaluate State, Local Government Cloud Offerings; Rocky Thurston Quoted

Rocky Thurston SVP Perspecta

Perspecta has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation as a third-party assessor of cloud products or services under the State Risk and Authorization Management Program. The ISO 17020:2012 accreditation permits Perspecta to conduct evaluations of cloud information technology offerings intended for state and local agencies, the company said Wednesday.

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Amy Gilliland: GDIT Shifts Focus to Support Federal IT Modernization Efforts

Amy Gilliland President GDIT

Amy Gilliland, president of General Dynamics’ information technology business and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said the company is focusing more on how it is delivering technology platforms to government clients to support their IT modernization efforts amid expectations of federal budget constraints. "We have shifted our investment approach to not just partner with companies that have very leading-edge capabilities and new ideas, but to focus squarely on the implementation side, which means we have the right skills to deploy commercial products, support and operate them in an agency environment,” Gilliland said.

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Microsoft Federal President Rick Wagner Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Rick Wagner President Microsoft Federal

Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft’s federal arm, has received a Wash100 Award, the most celebrated award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fourth consecutive year. Wagner received his 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to drive digital transformation for federal agencies as they push adoption of the latest emerging technologies.

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Analysts Say Increase in Federal Cloud Spending Bodes Well for AWS

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Adam Selipsky, former president and CEO of Tableau Software, is set to succeed Andy Jassy as CEO of Amazon Web Services in May and will return to AWS as analysts predict further growth for the company driven by a potential increase in federal spending on cloud contracts, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. “I believe that AWS will increase its footprint by 25% to 30% over the next 12 to 18 months, given the federal opportunities,“ said Dan Ives, a technology, internet and media analyst at investment firm Wedbush Securities. “We believe that this is a golden age within federal cloud."

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Dana Barnes, SVP of Palo Alto Networks' Public Sector, Wins 2021 Wash100 Award for Driving Cloud Adoption & Digital Transformation

Dana Barnes SVP

Executive Mosaic is honored to present Dana Barnes, senior vice president of the public sector with Palo Alto Networks, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient for driving digital transformation and for his thought leadership across the technology and government contracting (GovCon) sectors. In Sept. 2020, Barnes was appointed as the senior vice president of U.S. public sector at Palo Alto Networks.

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ManTech’s Sandeep Shilawat Shares Key Considerations as Agencies Factor Cloud Into Digital Transformation Efforts

Sandeep Shilawat VP ManTech

Sandeep Shilawat, vice president for cloud and edge computing at ManTech International, wrote in an article published Tuesday that agencies should consider cloud as foundational to their digital transformation efforts. One of the first elements to consider as agencies factor cloud into their digital modernization plans is determining the cloud consumption model to ensure that they have the talent and other resources in place to support cloud efforts, he said.

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AWS Seeks to Support Space Startups With New Accelerator Program; Clint Crosier Quoted

Clint Crosier Director AWS

Amazon Web Services has launched a four-week program that seeks to provide technical, mentoring and business support and resources to space startups worldwide. AWS and investment group Seraphim will pick 10 companies to take part in the AWS Space Accelerator, which will take place in June and provide startups technical training to help them advance research and development efforts and growth initiatives using cloud.

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GovCon Expert & Deltek SVP Kevin Plexico Receives Second Consecutive Wash100 Award; Executive Mosaic CEO Jim Garrettson Quoted

Kevin Plexico Deltek

Kevin Plexico, senior vice president of Information Solutions for Deltek, has received a 2021 Wash100 Award, which marks his second consecutive Wash100 win, for his leadership and commitment to the government contracting (GovCon) sector and his vision to recognize federal contracting opportunities and the potential shifts to emphasize our nation's adoption of the latest emerging technologies.

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