Cloud and Infrastructure

Federal procurement is poised for reform—here's what to keep in mind

Increased collaboration between the private and public sectors will help all parties involved understand how best to modernize government systems while minimizing potential disruptions to critical operations.

Mapping cloud to mission

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service highlights how federal agencies have capitalized on cloud technology and how those lessons can help others evolve.

NGA wants industry info for cloud-based architecture plans

A proposed system would allow the agency to automate how it processes a range of data and shares it throughout the intelligence community.

DHS wants to deploy 'easy button' for cloud adoption

Deputy Chief Information Officer Beth Cappello said the department is developing a new contract vehicle to make it easier for coterie of components to buy cloud services.

Interior unveils $1B cloud solicitation

Data center consolidation and the movement of more core technology services are top priorities for the department in this acquisition.

Pentagon expects to award $9 billion cloud contract in December

The Pentagon’s chief information officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

CISA seeks feedback on baseline measures to secure cloud configuration

Initial baselines address Microsoft services, and baselines for configuring rival services from Google are up next. 

NOAA looks to transition ground-based radio processing to the cloud

The agency plans to offer industry and academia the chance to demonstrate how cloud solutions could enable their radio processing objectives.

The present and future of FedRAMP

The acting director of the General Services Administration's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) said his team is focusing on a future of automation.

Google surveys feds in fight with Microsoft for government market

The survey report tried to associate heavy reliance on Microsoft’s products with greater susceptibility to cyberattacks.

JWCC is not a cloud ‘competition’

The Pentagon’s latest multi-cloud effort , the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability program, could change how the department buys enterprise services, according to a top defense IT official.

Accounting for software in weapons systems

The Defense Department is still trying to figure out the best way to buy software and track that spending. But could the answer be in separating out those costs from the hardware required in major acquisitions?

Senate inches closer to FedRAMP legislation

Senators expressed concerns over potential conflicts of interest, high costs and inconsistent review processes during a roundtable meeting with federal officials and IT experts overseeing the General Service Administration’s cloud security authorization program.

DOD names cloud contenders in JEDI replacement

The Defense Department has invited Google and Oracle to compete for its massive warfighter cloud program alongside Amazon and Microsoft.

Google wants a place on the next big DOD cloud contract

The tech giant says it has met key technical and security thresholds and is interested in a spot on the upcoming Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract, the multi-cloud successor to JEDI.

GAO backs Microsoft's protest of $10 billion NSA cloud award to AWS

The Government Accountability Office agreed that aspects of the National Security Agency's evaluation of a major cloud award were "unreasonable."

Federal cyber leaders assess TMF awards

National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said he co-chaired a meeting with top federal cyber leaders this week to analyze current projects with investments from the Technology Modernization Fund.