Mark Schwartz, CIO of Citizenship and Immigration Services, pioneers new approaches to agile development.
Whether or not you are a fan of FITARA, it’s hard to disagree that agencies should embrace modernization. Although requests for information and proposals should be the starting point for that transformation, they have become a shelter for the status quo — a place where innovation goes to die.
The Air Force and FBI are adapting their approaches to enterprise IT to become more agile.
As agencies continue moving to the cloud, what’s the state of the migration in government today, and what opportunities and challenges remain? Those questions and many others were answered during the panel discussion, “Cloud in Government: Promise and Practice”.
An Interview with Richard Zulewski, Solution Architect, BAE Systems Intelligence & Security (I&S) Sector
Despite clear benefits to cloud computing in both the public and private sectors – from information sharing and efficiencies to cost reduction – questions remain, particularly in the federal government. What is the state of cloud adoption? What’s the demand for moving to the cloud? What challenges are associated with a cloud migration?
Individual DoD components are still, to a large extent, on their own when it comes to picking a provider and shepherding them through the military’s security approval process. The Navy hopes to change that beginning next month with a managed service it’s calling its “Cloud Store.”
Matt Goodrich, the FedRAMP program office director, said the cloud cybersecurity effort is gaining interest, and JAB is looking to take advantage of that attention through an improved authorization process.
DoD approved IBM to be its second Level 5 security cloud provider just as FedRAMP is finalizing its high baseline standard.
Organizations across the globe are increasingly looking to public cloud – not to reduce infrastructure costs because analyses show cloud is expensive, but to enhance the ability of the business to react more quickly and effectively to the increasingly dynamic marketplace.
The Air Force was an early adopter of a online concept: A self-service personnel portal for its service members. But that system, called MyPers, was getting a little long in tooth. It’s been undergoing a thorough update. Air Force CIO Bill Marion told Federal Drive with Tom Temin why the system is so important and what’s they’re doing.
GSA awarded six vendors a spot on a blanket purchase agreement to provide integration and implementation services for Salesforce tools.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) received specific funding for the first year and is conducting pilots try to improve the approval process of cloud service providers.
The Senate IT working group is circulating a discussion draft of a cloud bill to improve FedRAMP and create a new fund at GSA to help pay for cloud transitions.