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GSA Guiding Agencies to Better Cloud Decisions

Federal agencies are increasingly moving to cloud computing environments, but as cloud service options have become more diverse, the General Services Administration (GSA) is stepping up its efforts to help agencies with developing informed strategies to understand, anticipate, rationalize, and optimize major cloud architecture decisions.

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Feds Urged to Prioritize Security When Evaluating Cloud Moves

The value of data for the Federal government is only continuing to grow as agencies implement numerous data initiatives to drive smarter decisions and deliver better outcomes – including moving to the cloud.

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Cloud Structure Played Key Role in Higher Ed Prior to Pandemic Argues Rice University CIO

For some in higher education the pandemic did not really start something new in higher educational cloud structure or how classrooms of the future would look like.

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DoD OIG Seeking Cloud Capability for Mission Support

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Defense (DoD) is searching for cloud capabilities that will support its mission, according to a request for information (RFI).

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MeriTalk Interview: ATF Cloud Transition Lessons, Mission Payoffs

In this second installment of our two-part story on the nearly completed six-year cloud transition at the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Chief Technology Officer Mason McDaniel talks about the funding aspects and mission payoffs of this remarkable journey.

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CISA Releases TIC 3.0 Cloud Use Case

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released cloud use case guidance for its Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 program, the agency announced on June 16.

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DOI Launches Draft Solicitation for $1 Billion Cloud Acquisition

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has released a draft solicitation that would offer a single public cloud service provider up to $1 billion to support DOI’s transition to a single hybrid enterprise cloud cluster.

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GSA Issues Ascend BPA Supplement, no Award Dates Fixed Yet

The General Services Administration (GSA) has released a supplemental special notice to go along with its request for information (RFI) on GSA’s intent to establish a multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) known as the Ascend BPA for commercial cloud services.

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