It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s cloud. Cloud has been a buzzword in the technology world for a while now. So, what is cloud? Simply put, cloud is a style of computing that can scale IT-related capabilities as a service, and it’s used in many places today, including the government. Though it’s become… Read more »
Through interactions with federal stakeholders, we have identified common barriers that government agencies face during implementation of their cloud computing projects. This insight supports the foundation of the approach GSA is taking in this endeavor.
The goal of the Cloud SIN is to provide customers centralized, streamlined access to cloud computing services through IT Schedule 70 to meet their eligible government, state, and local needs. GSA customers can clearly distinguish cloud services from non-cloud IT products and services in order to get to the right solution quickly.
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Open source technology and cloud have a long and solid relationship.
Intelligence agencies are confronting a common set of challenges as they proceed on the ICITE journey: They must migrate their applications and data assets to a community IC cloud so they can be shared with other IC member agencies and deployed at scale when necessary, even as they continue to run them in their own… Read more »
This blog is an excerpt from our recent Industry Perspective, “Revolutionizing Government Facilities Management in the Cloud.” To download the full brief, click here. The US government owned and managed buildings and assets well before Thomas Jefferson signed his name to the Declaration of Independence. Today, federal government owns, leases, or manages more than 275,000 buildings… Read more »
This blog is an excerpt from our recent Industry Perspective, “Securing Your Data in the Cloud.” To download the entire brief, click here. When we think of data breaches, we might picture a TV plotline on shows like “Quantico” or real-life examples like Edward Snowden – where someone intentionally exposes sensitive information. But the reality… Read more »
This blog is an excerpt from our recent Industry Perspective, “Government in the Cloud: Strategies for Deploying & Migrating to Office 365.” To download the full brief, click here. We know that public and private clouds are a smart investment for government. Recently, hybrid cloud technology was identified as one of the top 10 strategic… Read more »
Whether you’re a stickler for standards or not, the U.S. federal cloud computing market is better off because of them. Thanks to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), there are now baseline requirements for securing cloud products and services in use governmentwide. But the work doesn’t end after an agency finds a FedRAMP-compliant vendor…. Read more »