Government Cloud

The new issue of IEEE Cloud Computing is now available! This special issue looks at how to balance privacy with legitimate surveillance and lawful data access. Some of the specific areas covered are: Balancing Privacy and Surveillance in the Cloud; Data Flow Management and Comp... (more)
In 2011, then United States CIO Vivek Kundra released the US Federal Cloud Computing Strategy [1]. In the executive summary he pointed to cloud computing as a key component of the US Federal Government's information technology modernization efforts: "Cloud computing has the pote... (more)
What do Government Executives Need to be Thinking about to Make a Successful Journey to the Cloud? By Matt Southmayd In 2011 the US Federal Government issued a Cloud First policy mandating that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utiliza... (more)
"Threats are always evolving and the days of ‘set it and forget it' malware and virus scanners are over if you want to keep your business information secure," explained Abel Sussman, Director of Federal Services at Coalfire, in this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair ... (more)
Winning Federal Cloud Business through FedRAMP The Federal Government's "Cloud First" policy mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Federal Risk a... (more)
Understanding FedRAMP and Overcoming Obstacles FedRAMP is mandatory for government cloud deployments and businesses need to comply in order to provide services for federal engagements. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Abel Sussman, Director for Coalfire Public Sector practice,... (more)
Cloud Computing Price-Performance Could Vary by 1000%! Yes, you read that right. The price/performance of your cloud computing infrastructure could vary as much as 1000 percent depending on time and location. High levels of variability have actually been seen within the same clo... (more)
"The federal government is the nation's largest consumer of information technology and this year alone the government is spending $2.1 billion on cloud technology. We help do the compliance assessments for companies to meet the federal security requirements," explained Abel Suss... (more)
E-book: Educate Yourself with Dell Insight Partner Views on Cybersecurity Data security breaches and hacker attacks on private businesses, health organizations and government agencies in the U.S. have grabbed headlines with increasing frequency, it seems. There is zero doubt about... (more)
Today I am especially proud and honored to publicly announce my appointment to the IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine Editorial Board!  I am truly appreciative to Dr. Alan Sill and Dr. Masin Yousif for their trust and confidence in nominating me to this position. As the world's large... (more)
How to Accelerate Government IT with a DevOps Boost The rapid adoption of digital business transformation processes and the ongoing deployment of open hybrid cloud platforms are enabling the achievement of software development bold goals. But when management consultants and indu... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the "Second Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, and the "Third Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 7-9, 2016, at Javits Cent... (more)
Security has long been the No. 1 cloud computing business concern. Although the apprehension is absolutely valid, cloud computing business decision and strategies are all too often driven by the many broadly shared misconceptions and misunderstandings. They include: Public cloud... (more)
Business leadership is both science and art. The scientific aspects revolve around finance, organization, products and service. Artistic aspects include relationships, market trajectories and business strategies. While many focus on the science through books and training, the art... (more)
Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here DevOps is the hottest moving target when it comes to software development methodologies. Many people fear that this fast-paced, barrier-breaking movement will leave information security best practices in the dust. Analysts provide recommendations to ... (more)
SAP/HANA Does Big Data for National Security While SAP is globally renowned as a provider of enterprise management software, the name is hardly ever associated with the spooky world of intelligence. That is one reason why I jumped at the opportunity to talk with SAP executives r... (more)
Software analytics company New Relic, Inc. announced a set of new features to its Software Analytics Platform that are designed to enable greater productivity for developers and agility for IT operations to meet business objectives. Collectively these updates reflect the shift by... (more)
Two-Thirds of Feds Say DevOps Will Put Them in the Fast Lane to the Cloud MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, today announced the results of its new report, "The Agile Advantage: Can DevOps Move Cloud to the Fast Lane?" The st... (more)
Three Steps for Integrating Security into DevOps The fate of CSO John in The Phoenix Project is a good parable for illustrating the dynamic and often conflicted relationship between Security and IT Operations. Security can either become a separate, obscure, and increasingly irre... (more)
"The Federal government today is in the midst of a revolution. The revolution is challenging the norms of government by introducing new ways of serving the people. New models for creating services and delivering information; new policies and procedures that are redefining federal... (more)
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