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ECS Selected as Transcom Cloud Service Provider

ECS has received a contract of an undisclosed value to provide managed commercial cloud services to U.S. Transportation Command. The company said Tuesday it will help Transcom automate and scale information technology systems, infrastructure and applications through the firm’s Cloud Center of Excellence. Fairfax, Va.-based ECS added its cloud delivery approach will allow …

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Federal Execs Expect IT Spending to Move Toward Gov't Community Clouds in Two Years; IBM's Andras Szakal Quoted

A new study underwritten by IBM has found that three in four information technology executives at federal agencies expect IT investment shifts in the next two years, FedScoop reported Monday. The survey found that 26 percent of agency program management and IT executives expect their agencies to spend on government-only …

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CSRA Adds AWS Commercial & Govt Cloud Platforms to GSA Schedule

CSRA has started to offer Amazon Web Services‘ commercial and government cloud platforms through the General Services Administration‘s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. Falls Church, Virginia-based CSRA said Thursday government customers can now buy AWS’ commercial and GovCloud services under Schedule 70’s cloud computing services special item number. Yogesh Khanna, CSRA chief technology officer, said the …

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DISA Gives Impact Level 2 Provisional Authorization to 23 Cloud Services; Terry Halvorsen Comments

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 …

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HP’s Stacy Cleveland: DoD Eyes Match Between Security Requirements, Commercial Cloud

The Defense Department is working to develop additional security standards and practices for the commercial cloud that are tailored to protect sensitive and classified information, C4ISR & Networks reported Friday. John Edwards writes that the agency is looking to adapt commercial cloud security to fit DoD requirements for hosting its data. Stacy Cleveland, …

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Lockheed-Esri Team Helps NGA Implement GIS Cloud Portal; Jason O’Connor, Jack Dangermond Comment

A Lockheed Martin–Esri team has launched a cloud portal for ArcGIS technology with the goal of helping U.S. intelligence and defense agencies organize and share geographic information. The portal is designed to allow National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Defense Department analysts access to protected GEOINT data through the Amazon Web Services …

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Agilex’s Roger Baker Sees Feds Working on Agile, Commercial Cloud, Data, Cyber in 2015

Agilex Chief Strategy Officer Roger Baker and other industry leaders expect to see the federal government take further steps to modernize systems and services in 2015 by adopting new practices and technologies, FedScoop reported Tuesday. Greg Otto writes that Baker pointed to agile management and operations, the migration to commercial cloud and data brokerage …

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