Federal agencies face a mandate to seek cloud computing resources first when searching for avenues to host data and information technology resources.
Through its ongoing cloud coverage, TheNewNewInternet keeps readers abreast of how GovCon firms are working with agencies to help them transition into cloud environments and new product releases aimed at helping carry out that process.
TNNI, this site’s affectionate nickname used by readers and Executive Mosaic staffers, also includes coverage of the role cloud contractors play in the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
FedRAMP is the federal government’s designated agency-wide program for clearing cloud products and services for use in agencies.
CGI Federal announced that it received approval from the FedRAMP program‘s joint authorization board to provide cloud services to federal agencies.
The board comprises of chief information officers from the General Services Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security that are responsible for granting contractors the program’s authority-to-operate designation.
Autonomic Resources, who also holds an authority-to-operate designation under FedRAMP, unveiled a new platform aimed at helping agencies run a private cloud using a Red Hat virtualization platform.
U.S. government customers can purchase the company’s private cloud stacks for infrastructure-as-a-service systems.
DLT Solutions has started to offer Amazon Web Services cloud products to government agencies at the federal, state and local levels via three contract vehicles.
The Herndon, Va.-based company will offer the products on contracts with GSA and the National Institutes of Health.
DLT also will include Amazon cloud technologies on the National Cooperative Purchasing Alliance vehicle, which includes more than 90,000 agencies city, county and state levels.