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NASA Turns to Cloud for Next-Gen Earth Missions

NASA officials predict that the agency’s latest state-of-the-art satellites – launching soon – will generate an unprecedented amount of data that will be difficult to manage and optimize with NASA’s current software. Therefore, NASA researchers have turned to cloud computing to make the most of that treasure trove of information.


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MeriTalk Live: StateRAMP Filling Key Gaps for SLED Cloud Certifications

Following on the successes of the FedRAMP program that certifies cloud services as secure to use for Federal government agencies, the home-grown StateRAMP program is forging ahead with similarly vital services to state and local governments and institutions of higher learning, state, and industry leaders explained on October 5 during MeriTalk’s StateRAMP: Taking the On-Ramp to Secure SLED Cloud Solutions online event.


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Pentagon Completes Market Research Work for JWCC Cloud Deal

The Department of Defense (DoD) has completed the market research phase for its proposed multi-vendor Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) cloud contract, which the Pentagon announced in July following its decision to cancel the single-vendor $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract.


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DISA Creates New Hosting and Compute Center

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has created a new Hosting and Compute Center (HaCC), and has named Sharon Woods, the executive director of DISA’s Cloud Computing Program Office (CCPO), as the HaCC acting director, a DISA spokesperson confirmed to MeriTalk.


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DHS Awards Peraton $2.7B Data Center and Cloud Optimization Contract

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has awarded Peraton a nearly $2.7 billion dollar contract to aid the agency’s move to the cloud, according to an Oct. 4 award announcement posted to


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Upcoming Events
Cyber Central

Join us as we explore increasingly hot button cyber issues that are top of mind in the new Administration, Congress, and wider cyber community. […]


The milCloud® 2.0 Bootcamp Series returns on November 17 in Arlington, Virginia. Join AWS and GDIT for a half-day event to explore how mission partners can leverage AWS GovCloud on milCloud® 2.0 to get the flexibility and choice needed to meet virtually any cloud need. […]


Bite-Sized Cloud

Despite Federal agencies’ hunger for change, the idea of moving and modernizing myriad critical services from private servers to cloud infrastructure can seem overwhelming. […]

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Braving the Cloud Storm

MeriTalk, in partnership with RedSeal, explored the challenges of comprehensive multi-cloud security and the need for improved visibility. We examine the steps agencies are taking to clear the security fog and offer recommendations for finding calm in the cloud storm.


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The Time is Now

With two of the Cloud Strategy programs of record – the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) program and milCloud 2.0, it is clear there is a massive opportunity to transform the DoD mission with accelerated migration.


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Past Events
AI World Government

The 3rd Annual AI World Government provides a comprehensive two-day forum to educate federal agency leaders on proven strategies and tactics to deploy AI and cognitive technologies. With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, the current administration is announcing several new and updated AI initiatives. […]

Cyber Reset

StateRAMP, the new public-private partnership advocating for consistent approaches to cybersecurity standards from cloud providers in the state and local government (SLG) IT marketplace, is set to rewrite the script for how SLG IT organizations embrace and deploy secure cloud services. […]


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