Tag Archives: FITARA

Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Communication, IT Governance Key to Agencies’ Tech Modernization Efforts

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, has said federal agencies should promote communication and reassess current information technology governance frameworks in an effort to advance technology modernization and comply with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. Puvvada wrote in an FCW commentary piece published Monday that the re-evaluation of IT governance structures …

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IMC Adds CyrusOne Data Center, Cloud Services on GSA Schedule Contract

Innovative Management Concepts has begun to offer CyrusOne‘s data center hosting and cloud management services to government agencies via the General Services Administration‘s Schedule contract vehicle. CyrusOne said Wednesday IMC will also take space in the former’s Sterling, Virginia-based data center facility under the strategic partnership. The two companies aim to help government …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh on Federal IT Trends to Watch in 2017 & Cyber’s Info Mgmt Aspects

Work to implement the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act along with continued digital transformation, cloud computing and data analytics initiatives at agencies were among several topics that led the federal IT landscape in 2016. The federal and commercial technology market landscape also shifted this year as the former Dell Inc. closed …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Software-Defined Networking, Micro-Segmentation Key to Application-Level Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director for the U.S. public sector at VMware, has said government agencies and companies should adopt the software-defined networking model in order to meet the requirements of applications and manage big data workloads amid the use of cloud platforms. Schneider wrote that the implementation of an SDN …

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Nutanix Names Sean McLaughlin Civilian Sales Director

Nutanix has appointed Sean McLaughlin to oversee the growth efforts of the company’s federal civilian agency business as director for civilian sales. McLaughlin’s new role entails collaborating with customers and industry partners to utilize the enterprise cloud platform toward a shared services strategy, targeting Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scores and building up …

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InQuisient Introduces FITARA Fast Track Tool for Acquisition Process Automation

InQuisient has unveiled a new tool that aims to help federal chief information officers meet Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act requirements. The company said Wednesday FITARA Fast Track works to assist CIOs by providing an automated daily management tool to streamline the acquisition process. The tool also aims to function as a portfolio …

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Mary Davie: GSA Modifies Agreement With Esri to Consolidate Geospatial Software Contracts

The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service has modified its agreement with geospatial software provider Esri in an effort to consolidate duplicate contracts for software licenses. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner of the integrated technology services office at GSA’s FAS, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the new deal with …

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Carahsoft: Open Source Cloud to Drive Savings, Agility in Federal IT

An integrated open source and cloud computing technology presents a potential investment area for government agencies that seek agile and adaptable federal IT solutions, Carahsoft Technology said Monday. The company noted that cloud adoption works to help agencies generate savings and meet requirements in government mandates such as FITARA and FedRAMP. Software-as-a-service …

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Unisys’ Casey Coleman Foresees IT Strategies in 2016 Federal Sector

Casey Coleman, vice president of the federal civilian business group at Unisys, has forecast that agencies will aim to implement strategies to centralize common information technology functions, strengthen cybersecurity and refine IT acquisition processes over the next year. She wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that she observed many agencies eyeing …

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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Cyber Info Sharing, IT Reform Bills See Progress

Chris Smith, vice president of technology at AT&T‘s government solutions unit and a former chief information officer from the Agriculture Department, has described his outlook on current developments in cyber-related legislation in a Federal News Radio interview. In that conversation posted Monday on Federal News Radio that he sees progress in movement toward legislation of cyber information …

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Agilex’s Roger Baker: Incremental, Agile Methods Key to Gov’t IT Systems Development

Roger Baker, chief strategy officer at Agilex, wrote in a blog post published Monday that he learned during his service in federal government that an incremental and agile development methodology could improve the success rate for information technology programs. Baker said the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act offers an opportunity …

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