Tag Archives: TechAmerica

Commission Releases Blueprint for Federal Cloud Computing

The TechAmerica Cloud2 Commission released its highly anticipated report Tuesday on how the federal government should adopt cloud computing technologies, including a Cloud First Buyer’s Guide for Government. The Commission made 14 recommendations in its report in the areas of trust, transnational data flow, transparency and transformation. “Today’s recommendations by …

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Wyle’s Rick White Joins Commission on Fed Cloud Computing

Rick White, chief technology officer for Wyle’s Information Systems Group, has been appointed to TechAmerica’s Cloud 2 Commission, the company announced Friday. The commission, established last year by TechAmerica, focuses on how to best structure a cloud business model that supports the federal government’s business improvement objectives and supports global …

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Deloitte's Robin Lineberger Awarded 'Outstanding Achievement Award in Industry'

Robin Lineberger, chief executive officer at Deloitte Federal Government Services, has been awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in Industry by Bethesda’s chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Presented annually, this industry recognition honors those whose contributions to the public sector are felt beyond their organizations and whose …

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Jim Sheaffer Joins TechAmerica’s Cloud Commission

CSC announced this week Jim Sheaffer, president of North American Public Sector, will join TechAmerica’s Cloud 2 Commission. Sheaffer will serve as vice chairman on the new commission charged with investigating U.S. cloud deployment leadership opportunities. The commission will discuss and recommend public policies relating to Obama’s Cloud First initiative. …

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Wyle’s Tom Anderson to Chair TechAmerica

Wyle announced today Tom Anderson’s appointment as chairman of the public sector of TechAmerica for 2011. TechAmerica is comprised of more than 1,200 public and private-sector companies, offering the technology industry various solutions to significant issues. The organization seeks to provide members with innovations to advance business. Anderson, president of …

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New NIST Website Details Forthcoming Strategy for Trusted IDs in Cyberspace

Just days after Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announced a proposed Identity Ecosystem, the National Institute of Standards and Technology launched a new website with more information on the Obama administration’s forthcoming National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, which seeks to help establish voluntary identity solutions and privacy-enhancing technologies …

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Capgemini’s Jose Garcia Joins TechAmerica Advisory Board

Capgemini Government Solutions Vice President of State and Local Government Jose Garcia has joined TechAmerica’s State and Local Government advisory board. Garcia will lend his public-sector experience to TechAmerica, particularly in areas related to state and local government. He will help the organization advance its business and policy priorities it …

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A Sneak Peek into National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

With National Cyber Security Awareness Month just around the corner, public and private sectors have already begun offering sneak peaks into what will transpire in October to educate citizens on safe and secure Internet use. NCSA, along with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis …

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CIOs See Cybersecurity as Greatest Challenge

Chief Information Officers at various federal agencies believe that cybersecurity is the greatest long-term challenge that they face, according to a survey conducted by TechAmerica. The IT infrastructure and IT workforce also remain areas of greater concern. In the survey, several CIOs reported that they see millions of attempts per …

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Calls Increase for Cyber Coordinator

TechAmerica has joined in calling on the Obama administration to quickly appoint someone to the position of cyber coordinator. The calls for someone to be appointed to the position have increased in the past month, with members of Congress joining the fray. Phil Bond, the president of TechAmerica wrote an …

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