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Trusted Internet Connections Interagency Working Group Update

For the past six months, the CIO Council’s Cloud Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Interagency Working Group (CTWG) has collaborated with private industry to determine how to best meet the FedRAMP TIC Overlay capability requirements. The CTWG was established as an …

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback: Joshua Brightwell

‘Expert Panel Feedback’ is the third series of installments from participants representing each team in the 2015 IT Solutions Challenge. In June groups met with experts in Federal IT and IT Acquisition to get feedback on their progress towards solving …

Cloud Computing Strategy

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Army Cloud Computing Strategy. The Army is working with key mission partners to enable success of a cloud-enabled network in support of a globally responsive and regionally aligned force.  We are …

NSF: Enabling a new future for cloud computing

Even if you don’t know what cloud computing is, you’ve likely interacted with a cloud today. Your email is stored there, your social media profile resides there – even the site on which you’re reading this article is probably hosted …

OMB Presents on Adopting a Secure Cloud for the Government

Earlier this month, Scott Renda, OMB’s lead for all things cloud computing, gave a presentation at the 2014 FOSE Conference on the path to adopting a secure cloud environment in the Federal government. The presentation covered various aspects of cloud …

NIST’s Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Workshop Video

Last month, The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) hosted their three day ‘Intersection of Cloud and Mobility’ workshop event. The event featured a ‘Cloud and Mobility Challenges for High Impact, Resilient Defense Applications’ keynote by Department of Defense …

Department of Energy Implements APIs in the Cloud

As part of the Digital Strategy,  the Department of Energy is making more high-value data sets available through Application Program Interfaces (APIs) – helping programmers develop new opportunities, services and products for citizens. Additionally, these data sets and APIs are …

Creating a Future-ready, Digital Government Today

The Federal government released The Digital Government Strategy on May 23, 2012. This 12-month action plan for the deployment of new technology is designed to enable the delivery of digital information and services anytime, anywhere, on any device, safely and …

Cloud Computing Update: Best Practices for Acquiring IT as a Service

The Administration’s Federal Cloud Computing Strategy requires agencies to default to cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable and cost-effective cloud option exists – however, the move to the cloud requires a dramatic shift in the way Federal agencies buy IT …

National Institute of Standards and Technology Releases USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap

Today the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), released the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap in support of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. NIST has a central role in defining and advancing standards, and collaborating with Agency CIOs, private …


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