Tag Archives: platform-as-a-service

FBI Releases Cloud Computing Service RFI

The FBI has issued a request for information on potential vendors of cloud-based  infrastructure as-a-service, platform as-a-service and software as-a-service offerings. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says the bureau plans to acquire PaaS and SaaS platforms from a cloud service provider with a large-scale commercial offering in an effort to comply with the …

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FedRAMP Board Issues Provisional ATO to 20 AWS Cloud Services

Amazon Web Services has obtained provisional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to offer 20 cloud services to government agencies. AWS said Monday the new provisional authority-to-operate at the “Moderate” baseline will centralize the maintenance for the P-ATO of 10 AWS services that are previously …

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House of Representatives Seeks Contractors to Support PaaS Cloud Migration Effort

The House of Representatives has begun to solicit proposals from potential vendors that can provide services to support the lower chamber’s migration to a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud platform. The House’s office of the chief administrative officer announced plans to move from the CAO-hosted public web environment to …

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Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO From VA

The Department of Veterans Affairs has granted authority-to-operate certification to Microsoft‘s Azure Government cloud platform through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Microsoft said Wednesday the FedRAMP High ATO designation confirms that Azure meets security standards needed to handle sensitive VA workloads such personally identifiable information and protected health information. The company also received FedRAMP approval in February to add 12 customer-facing services …

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Datapipe Obtains FedRAMP Certification for PaaS Cloud Platform

Datapipe has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification for the company’s platform-as-a-service offering to government agencies. FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board certified the Datapipe Government Cloud platform as compliant with 800-53 Revision 4 controls that cover privacy and additional security measures. Datapipe provides operating and security services to support an organization’s virtual operating system and virtual network layer through PaaS. Dan …

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DoD Taps Smartronix for On-Site Managed IT Services; John Parris Comments

Smartronix has secured a task order through a National Institutes of Health-run information technology contract vehicle to provide on-site managed services to  the Defense Department. The company said Wednesday it will deliver cloud services such as infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service to DoD and department-approved mission partners on premises. Smartonix received the order under the Chief Information …

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CenturyLink Secures Multistate Cooperative Contract to Offer Cloud Services

CenturyLink has received a 10-year contract to offer cloud and managed services to state and local government agencies that participate in the NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization. The company said Wednesday the NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions Master Agreement is awarded to cloud service providers with offerings that meet security and data protection standards. Marty Leavengood, …

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Utah State Govt Awards Carahsoft Cloud Tech Reseller Contract

Carahsoft has secured a contract from Utah’s state government to offer participating states, educational and local government agencies access to cloud technologies from the company and its authorized resellers such as SAP and ePlus. Carahsoft said Tuesday the potential 10-year NASPO ValuePoint Cloud Solutions contract was awarded through a competitive solicitation and evaluation process launched by the …

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MarketsandMarkets Forecasts 25.6% Cloud Computing CAGR in Education Market by 2021

A MarketsandMarkets report forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 25.6 percent for the global cloud computing in education market over the next five years. The 151-page report estimates that revenue for education-related cloud computing products and services will reach $25.36 billion by 2021 from $8.13 billion in 2016, the RnR Market Research said Oct. 6. Public …

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NEC Joins Red Hat’s Certified Cloud, Service Provider Program; Paul Smith, Hide Senta Comment

Red Hat has named NEC Corp. of America as a cloud platform and services provider after the latter company completed certification and testing requirements for enterprise cloud deployments. NEC will use managed, multi-tenant models to offer its portfolio of private cloud and platform-as-a-service offerings to government agencies through Red Hat’s Certified …

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Qualys’ Cloud Platform Gets FedRAMP Certification via CSP Supplied Path; Philippe Courtot Comments

Qualys Inc. has received Federal Risk and Authorized Management Program compliance certification for the company’s cloud platform following a security review by a third-party assessor. The certification, which Qualys earned through the Cloud Service Provider Supplied Package process, serves as a go-signal for federal civilian, military and intelligence agencies to leverage security and compliance cloud …

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Andras Szakal Receives Executive Mosaic’s Top CTO Executives Award

ANDRAS SZAKAL VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER IBM U.S. FEDERAL Andras Szakal is vice president and chief technology officer IBM U.S. Federal. He is responsible for IBM’s industry solution technology strategy in support of the U.S. Federal customer. Mr. Szakal was appointed IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of IBM’s …

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InfoReliance to Provide Amazon Web Services Cloud Systems to Justice Dept, GAO

InfoReliance will provide Amazon Web Services infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service cloud systems to the Justice Department and Government Accountability Office under a prime contract with DOJ.. The technology consulting firm said Friday the IaaS and PaaS offerings will work to facilitate security and service delivery for development, testing, quality assurance and production operations. The contract …

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BlackMesh Obtains FedRAMP Certification for Red Hat Cloud Platform-Based PaaS Product; Eric Mandel Comments

BlackMesh’s platform-as-a-service cloud offering has received a Federal Risk Authorization Management Program certification. BlackMesh’s SecureCloud PaaS product is based on Red Hat-built OpenShift cloud platform, BlackMesh said Tuesday. Red Hat’s OpenShift works to help developers build, run, manage and deploy cloud services and other applications. “Achieving FedRAMP certification for SecureCloud …

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