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Sunday, October 31, 2010

On The Frontlines: Cloud Computing in Government

Trezza Media Group released the latest installment of it's "On The Frontlines" series of government technology reports.

The "On The Frontlines" Publications are dedicated to showcasing the positive progress and best practices of the Federal Government Agencies and their strategic partners in meeting the goals of their Mission Programs and supporting the men and women who work on the frontlines.

This issue, Cloud Computing in Government, features the Trends and Best Practices on Cloud Computing in Government.

In this special report, you'll be able to read and view:

Cover Story on Cultivating a "Cloud-First Culture" Cloud Drivers with Government Leaders from GSA-OSD & NASA AmesAn in-depth Interview with Chris Kemp, CTO, NASAViewpoints Column-Economic Gains in the Cloud-Kevin Jackson, NJVCClear Visions of Future Cloud Formations with Subject Matter ExpertCloud Computing Resource Center Section

My personal thanks goes out to Mr. Tom Trezza Jr, Mr. Jeff Erlichman and Mr. Jim Flyzik for affording me the opportunity to contribute to this informative publication. 

GSA Awards Eleven US Federal IaaS Contracts  

According to Federal News Radio, GSA awarded eleven vendor spots in the first Federal cloud infrastructure-as-a-service award.

The winners were:

Apptis Inc. partnered with Amazon Web ServicesAT&TAutonomic Resources partnered with Carpathia, Enomaly and DellCGI FederalComputer Literacy World partnered with Electrosoft, XO Communications and Secure NetworksComputer Technology Consultants partnered with Softlayer, Inc.Eyak Tech LLCGeneral Dynamics Information Technology partnered with CarpathiaInsight Public Sector partnered with MicrosoftSavvis Federal SystemsVerizon Federal Inc.

Under the BPA, each of the vendors will have to go through the certification and accreditation (C&A) process at the moderate level under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). 

GSA will run the C&A process through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)

After they complete FedRAMP certification, all of these offerings will be available on the Apps.gov website. 

Cross-posted from Cloud Musings

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