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  • ViON to Support DISA Transition to Azure Govt Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ViON to Support DISA Transition to Azure Govt Cloud

    ViON has received a three-year, $1.4 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to support the agency’s transition to Microsoft‘s Azure government cloud. Herndon, Virginia-based ViON said Thursday it will deliver a capacity as-a-service platform; manage the Joint Interoperability Test Command’s public cloud migration; and test hardware in a secure environment under the contract. DISA issued the award through NASA’s Solutions […] More

  • AWS Adds Serverless Computing Service to GovCloud Region - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AWS Adds Serverless Computing Service to GovCloud Region

    Amazon Web Services has begun to offer a serverless computing service in the company’s GovCloud isolated cloud region for U.S. government customers. AWS said Thursday the AWS Lambda computing service is designed to help developers run code in GovCloud without provisioning or managing servers. Lambda works to execute code when needed and charge users only for the compute time […] More

  • Susie Adams: Microsoft Provides Tech Support for VA Healthcare Access Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Susie Adams: Microsoft Provides Tech Support for VA Healthcare Access Tool

    Microsoft has provided its government cloud platform and database technology to the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to help VA launch a web-based tool for military veterans and family members to access their healthcare data electronically. Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft’s federal business, said Thursday VA’s Access to Care platform is built and hosted in […] More

  • AWS Enters Agreement With Plano, TX to Provide GovCloud to City Agencies, Police - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AWS Enters Agreement With Plano, TX to Provide GovCloud to City Agencies, Police

    Amazon Web Services and the city of Plano, Texas, have entered into an agreement to give local government and law enforcement agencies access to the company’s U.S. government cloud platform. AWS said Monday the Criminal Justice Information Services agreement works to enable Plano’s city government and police department to use AWS GovCloud (US) to utilize encryption and other features […] More

  • CSRA Adds AWS Commercial & Govt Cloud Platforms to GSA Schedule - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 company’s role as a reseller […] More

  • Microsoft's Azure Govt Cloud Gets DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft’s Azure Govt Cloud Gets DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted Microsoft‘s government cloud platform an information level impact 5 provisional authorization that offers Defense Department personnel an option to use the cloud service to manage controlled unclassified data. Tom Keane, Microsoft Azure general manager, wrote in a blog post published Friday the company worked with DISA and other mission partners to help Azure Government meet cloud computing […] More

  • Joshua Newman: Salesforce Health Cloud Meets FedRAMP Security Standards - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Joshua Newman: Salesforce Health Cloud Meets FedRAMP Security Standards

    Salesforce.com‘s health cloud platform has met FedRAMP security standards requirements and has been included on the company’s moderate Authority-to-Operate for the Government Cloud platform, Salesforce said in a post published Monday. Joshua Newman, Salesforce chief medical officer and general medical officer of healthcare and life sciences, wrote the Health Cloud platform has been authorized for deployment on […] More

  • Vivek Kundra: Salesforce Releases 'Cloud Lightning' Platform for Govt Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Vivek Kundra: Salesforce Releases ‘Cloud Lightning’ Platform for Govt Clients

    Salesforce has introduced a technology platform that seeks to help public-sector organizations build applications intended to connect agencies with their employees, partners, suppliers and customers. Government Cloud Lightning has been developed as part of the company’s multitenant public cloud infrastructure and is designed for organizations at all levels of government as well as federally funded research-and-development centers and contractors, Salesforce said Thursday. Vivek Kundra, […] More

  • MobileIron Near NSA, NIAP Security Certifications for Mobile Device Mgmt Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MobileIron Near NSA, NIAP Security Certifications for Mobile Device Mgmt Tool

    MobileIron is in the process of obtaining two security certifications for its mobile device management platform, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company's MobileIron Core tool is under review by the National Information Assurance Partnership and the National Security Agency, Greg Otto writes. NIAP — a joint venture of NSA and the National Institute of Standards […] More

  • Michael Donlan: California DOJ OKs Microsoft Azure Gov't for FBI Criminal Records Access - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Michael Donlan: California DOJ OKs Microsoft Azure Gov’t for FBI Criminal Records Access

    Microsoft‘s government cloud offering is now available to law enforcement agencies in California after the state’s justice department established Microsoft Azure Government‘s compliance with federal data security and privacy regulations. Michael Donlan, vice president of Microsoft’s U.S. state and local government business, said Wednesday on the company website that compliance covers standards under the FBI Criminal Justice Information […] More

  • Mark Johnson: Oracle Expands Cloud SaaS Offerings for Federal Clients - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mark Johnson: Oracle Expands Cloud SaaS Offerings for Federal Clients

    Oracle has introduced three software-as-a-service platforms for U.S. federal agencies to manage human resources, sales, accounting and other enterprise functions in the cloud. The Oracle Government Cloud suite is designed to help agencies meet the U.S. government’s “First Cloud” policy and now includes Human Capital Management Cloud, Sales Cloud and Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud products, […] More

  • Susie Adams: Microsoft Aims to Create Gov't, Commercial Cloud 'Equivalence' - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Susie Adams: Microsoft Aims to Create Gov’t, Commercial Cloud ‘Equivalence’

    Microsoft is working with federal customers to explore how the Azure platform could work in a government-only cloud computing environment, GCN reported Wednesday. John Moore writes Microsoft has launched a series of private previews of its Azure U.S. Government Cloud and is slated to roll out the service this year. Susie Adams, Microsoft’s federal chief […] More

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