On The Frontlines: Cloud Computing in Government

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Kevin L. Jackson


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 Ames
  • An in-depth Interview with Chris Kemp, CTO, NASA
  • Viewpoints Column-Economic Gains in the Cloud-Kevin Jackson, NJVC
  • Clear Visions of Future Cloud Formations with Subject Matter Expert
  • Cloud 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 Services
  • AT&T
  • Autonomic Resources partnered with Carpathia, Enomaly and Dell
  • CGI Federal
  • Computer Literacy World partnered with Electrosoft, XO Communications and Secure Networks
  • Computer Technology Consultants partnered with Softlayer, Inc.
  • Eyak Tech LLC
  • General Dynamics Information Technology partnered with Carpathia
  • Insight Public Sector partnered with Microsoft
  • Savvis Federal Systems
  • Verizon 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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