The White House says it interprets proposed legislative language regarding Defense Department supervision of cloud computing solutions for intelligence analysis as not "intending to supersede" an ongoing intelligence community unified cloud architecture effort.
IBM has dropped its legal case against the CIA's award of a cloud computing contract to Amazon Web Services, with Court of Federal Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler granting on Oct. 29 the company's motion to withdraw an earlier motion to stay his ruling that the CIA didn't misevaluate bid proposals.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – Federal adoption of commercial cloud computing complicates efforts to secure network perimeters because "neither agencies nor their cloud service providers understand...
The Federal Cloud Credential Exchange will reduce the complexity of credentialing, speed up integration with identity providers, improve consumer privacy and ease of use, and cut agency authentication costs, said Douglas Glair, manager of digital partnerships and alliances at the Postal Service, during a recent presentation. The FCCX will serve as a single broker to authenticate consumers, so end-users won't have to obtain a new credential each time they interact with an agency application, he added.
This summer, MITRE unveiled the Secure Virtual Mobile Platform, an open-source, thin-client security solution for smartphones and tablets. Behind SVMP lies a virtualized Android operating system--it looks just like a normal mobile operating system from a hand-held device but it can run on an agency's existing cloud or data center systems.
Total known and unclassified federal information technology spending will hover around $70 billion annually through fiscal 2019 when measured in today's dollars, predicts the TechAmerica Foundation in its annual near-term forecast. The real-dollar stagnation in IT spending predicted by the foundation will disrupt agency attempts at IT transformation, said Trey Hodgkins, head of TechAmerica's global public sector government affairs policy team.
Amazon Web Services prevailed this week in a lawsuit to overturn a Government Accountability Office June bid protest decision that disputed Amazon's win of a CIA cloud services contract worth up to $600 million over 4 years, with additional options.
Generating and interacting with data in the cloud requires security capabilities dependent on the cryptographic keys--but managing these keys is complex in a cloud environment, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology in a recently published interagency report.
Amazon Web Services is challenging in the Court of Federal Claims the Government Accountability Office's June bid protest decision overturning its win of a CIA cloud services contract worth up to $600 million over four years, with additional options.
The Defense Information Systems Agency has expanded its enterprise service offerings in the cloud for the Defense Department and has a clear list of near-term capabilities it aims to provide, said an official speaking at the Aug. 9 Forecast to Industry at DISA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md.