Federal 100: Alfred Rivera

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.”

Read more about the 2010 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Rutrell Yasin is is a freelance technology writer for GCN.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.