Federal 100: Alfred Rivera
Director of Computing Services
Defense Information Systems Agency
Rivera implemented the Defense Department’s first cloud computing initiative, the Rapid Access Computing Environment. It provides on-demand, dynamically provisioned Web services built on standard Linux and Microsoft Windows platforms for test and production environments.
RACE allows DOD organizations to provision Web services in a secure environment at a DOD data center and electronically pay for those services. RACE will continue to evolve and eventually will be deployed to DOD’s classified network.
“Alfred Rivera has been a true change champion for the DOD team,” said David Wennergren, a deputy assistant secretary of Defense and DOD’s deputy chief information officer. “Not only is he technically gifted but his innovative spirit and dedication have made the vision of a Rapid Access Computing Environment a reality for the department.”
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Rutrell Yasin is senior editor for Government Computer News. Follow him on Twitter: @Yasin36.