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Report: In mixed cloud landscape, hybrid IT rules agencies

Nearly every government agency has begun migrating to the cloud, but the cloud is not ideal for every workload, so most agencies think it is unlikely they will move completely to cloud resources.

Federal cloud decision makers are looking for an off-ramp when it comes to FedRAMP

A majority of federal cloud decision makers would consider a non-FedRAMP-compliant cloud deployment, even though FedRAMP is mandatory for agency cloud deployments and service models at the low and moderate risk impact levels.

New IBM partnership leverages cognitive computing for California water monitoring

A partnership between IBM Watson and OmniEarth announced Friday is set to break new ground in water monitoring and environmental analytics in California – a  potentially disruptive change for water utilities countrywide.

Spotlight: Rep. Hurd says data center consolidation, not modernization fund, is key to funding IT upgrades

The Obama administration for months has been fiercely pushing its proposed $3.1 billion IT modernization revolving fund, but the chairman of a House panel overseeing federal IT issues said this week that that's not his preferred approach.

DISA plans cloud-based enterprise software for better DoD collaboration

The Defense Information Systems Agency is working to replace its successful enterprise email service with a cloud-based software as a service enterprise product called the Defense Enterprise Office Solution.

Commercial cloud providers will play key role in next iteration of MilCloud, says DISA

For the next iteration of the Department of Defense's MilCloud cloud computing solution, the Defense Information Systems Agency is looking for help from commercial cloud providers, reported Defense Systems.

Spotlight: AWS offers cloud training for vets

Amazon Web Services pledged to offer $7 million in cloud computing training to 10,000 service members, transitioning veterans and military spouses in an announcement Thursday.

Skyhigh Networks becomes first CASB to score FedRAMP certification

Skyhigh Networks this week became the first cloud access security broker, or CASB, to achieve Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, certification, the company announced Tuesday.

Spotlight: New marketplace lets intelligence community test-drive cloud tech

The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.

NASA's JPL deploys private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack

The long journey of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the cloud is nearing its end. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, announced this week that it has built a private cloud based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform.