Cloud

André Mendes looks back and forward

The former top tech official at the Department of Commerce looks back on a career in federal IT and previews where he thinks the AI and quantum revolutions will take us.

How a push to the cloud helped a Ukrainian bank keep faith with customers amid war

Ukraine’s largest bank preserved economic stability for 20 million customers amid an ongoing war with Russia.

Why smart multicloud policies are a golden ticket to modernizing IT infrastructure

COMMENTARY | A multicloud approach to cloud computing is used for better data control, allows access to the best services from each provider, and offers more flexibility as IT leaders can optimize workload placement based on workload requirements.

White House looks to scale FedRAMP with automation

The cloud security program is being restructured to respond to the proliferation of cloud offerings.

DISA looks to the open market for secure web browsing contract

A contracting notice indicates that the Defense Department is looking to compete the service that protects its systems from web-based attacks.

How the U.S. Postal Service is doing cloud 'right'

The United States Postal Service CIO explained her agency started its cloud journey early and maintains a business objectives focus for migrations.

UK regulator targets competition in cloud industry

In a case with echoes for the U.S. market, Great Britain's competition regulator is investigating cloud vendor lock-in.

Google centers public sector strategy on alliances with integrators

This global tech giant's relationships with Accenture's federal subsidiary and Deloitte help show how partnering strategies are evolving in the government market.

DHS issues new IT plan to tackle workforce, AI and CX challenges

The department is planning to establish a DHS IT Academy with training and upskilling for its workforce.

House cloud bill gets Senate counterpart

The Multi-Cloud Innovation and Advancement Act was introduced in the House of Representatives in August.

OPM has a plan to take its tech 'from the Flintstones to the Jetsons'

The personnel agency recently released its first IT strategic plan in nearly a decade.

Army hopes big-data techniques can help secure its clouds

“Multifactor authentication will not be enough,” said the Army’s senior cyber leader.

13 JWCC task orders have been awarded, with more in the works

DISA Director Lt. Gen. Robert Skinner said that the DOD’s enterprise cloud contract has made $200 million in task order awards, with more on the way.

Oracle’s cloud network gains top secret approval with intelligence agencies

The IT services company received accreditation from the Intelligence Community to host Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information on its cloud infrastructure.

DHS extends timeline on enterprise cloud strategy

The department’s much-anticipated ECLIPS contract won’t debut in fiscal 2023, as officials plan for another industry event this fall.

DOD pushes cloud buyers to JWCC

The Defense Department's top tech official directed defense agencies to tap the multi-vendor Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract for new cloud acquisitions and is requiring all top-secret cloud buys across the Pentagon and military services to use the vehicle for top secret capabilities.

GSA considers changing the way it pays for cloud software

The agency is exploring how it can best align industry payment practices for software-as-a-service offerings on its own IT Multiple Award Schedule.