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  • Former Salesforce Exec Adam Bosworth to Take Senior Role at AWS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Former Salesforce Exec Adam Bosworth to Take Senior Role at AWS

    Adam Bosworth, formerly an executive vice president at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), is set to take a senior position at Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), Fortune reported Wednesday. Barb Darrow writes Bosworth most recently took charge of Salesforce's software development projects such as an Internet of Things initiative called Thunder. Bosworth previously served as a vice […] More

  • Carahsoft to Distribute Virtru's Google Apps Encryption Tool to Law Enforcement Agencies - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Carahsoft to Distribute Virtru’s Google Apps Encryption Tool to Law Enforcement Agencies

    Virtru will offer its Google Apps-integrated encryption tool to government agencies covered under FBI‘s Criminal Justice Information Services via Carahsoft Technology‘s portfolio for the public sector. Carahsoft said Tuesday the cloud-based encryption tool is already integrated into Gmail and will soon be available on Google Drive. “We are excited to offer this joint solution as it is ideal for law […] More

  • IO's Brian Fanzo: 'Shadow IT' Presents Security Threats, Worries Managers - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    IO’s Brian Fanzo: ‘Shadow IT’ Presents Security Threats, Worries Managers

    Chief executives and business line managers that use shadow information technology services are taking large risks against having convenience and efficiency, IO technology evangelist Brian Fanzo writes in an article for the company’s Data Centers blog. Fanzo describes shadow IT tools as cloud-based software and platforms offered as a service. He described how those technologies run outside […] More

  • Unisys Recognized for Google Apps Implementation; Steve Kousen Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Unisys Recognized for Google Apps Implementation; Steve Kousen Comments

    Unisys Corp. has been recognized by Forrester Researcher Inc. as an implementation partner for Google Apps due to Unisys’ ability to facilitate change management for robust training and communication programs. Unisys has implemented Google Apps for the National Archives and Records Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy Idaho National Laboratory, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: PV Puvvada, Unisys Federal VP Discusses Gov Transitions to Google Cloud Apps - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: PV Puvvada, Unisys Federal VP Discusses Gov Transitions to Google Cloud Apps

    The New New Internet recently reported Unisys had won $7.2 million to transfer 4,500 employees at the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration to Google Apps for Government, a cloud-based email and collaboration solution. PV Puvvada, Unisys Federal Systems group vice president for civilian agencies, caught up with ExecutiveBiz to discuss the NA cloud transition. The executive […] More

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    Report: Google Apps to Get Custom Email Routing, Filtering Feature

    Google‘s enterprise platform for the government and businesses is set to get a new feature for defining email routing rules, Computerworld reports. Juan Carlos Perez reports Google wants to bring its Postini email security offerings into Google Apps, with the goal of bringing all of Postini into the enterprise. Businesses, schools and government agencies use […] More

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    NOAA Email Now in Google's Cloud

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has moved its email system to cloud-based Google Apps for Government, Google announced Wednesday. Kennith Jackson, deployment manager at Google Apps, wrote in a blog post that it took six months to move NOAA’s 25,000 employees, contractors and associates to the new email platform. NOAA CIO Joseph Klimavicz said […] More

  • New Salesforce.com Cloud Platform for K-12 Schools - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Salesforce.com Cloud Platform for K-12 Schools

    Business and technology consulting firm Acumen Solutions has announced the SchoolForce K-12 Student Information Systems and performance solution. The cloud computing-based application was built on the Salesforce.com Force.com platform and integrated with Google Apps. The solution is built upon open standards and is delivered via the Software-as-a-Service model and includes core SIS information which includes […] More

  • Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google's FISMA Certification - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mike Bradshaw Comments on Google’s FISMA Certification

    Mike Bradshaw, director of Google’s federal services, is excited about the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for the company’s “Google Apps for Government” cloud computing services, which happened earlier this week. After meeting primary federal IT security measures, Google was certified for passing the security controls under FISMA and, now, a full suite […] More

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    Google Apps for Government Receives Green Light From FISMA

    Google has announced that it has received the first Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification for its Google Apps government cloud computing services, making it the largest contender in the federal adoption of the cloud. During an interview with Federal News Radio, Google Business Development Executive David Mihalchik explained that Google is now certified […] More

  • Google Apps Gets FISMA Certified, Paves Way for Government Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Apps Gets FISMA Certified, Paves Way for Government Cloud

    Google Apps has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation from the federal government. It is the first suite of cloud computing apps to receive FISMA certification, which should speed its adoption by federal agencies. FISMA applies to information systems used by federal agencies which seeks to provide mechanisms to ensure the […] More

  • Cloudy Dreams May Soon Be Realized - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cloudy Dreams May Soon Be Realized

    Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is widely seen as a champion of cloud computing for the federal government. In the near future, he may get his wish, as Google Apps looks set to receive FISMA certification. Kundra has spearheaded the launch of Apps.gov, where federal agencies can browse and purchase cloud-based IT offerings. He would like […] More

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