Cloud migration has long been one of Federal agencies’ top IT initiatives, from Cloud First to Cloud Smart and now the May 2021 executive order on cybersecurity, which calls on agencies to accelerate movement to secure cloud services. The COVID-19 pandemic furthered the cloud push, as agencies moved services online to facilitate remote work and […]
As the Department of Defense (DoD) moves from a primarily on-premises IT environment towards a cloud-native one, one question has been top-of-mind at the agency: How can cloud providers create a cloud environment for government use that is compliant with stringent regulations at the Pentagon?
U.S. Air Force CIO Lauren Knausenberger detailed the service branch’s continuing migration to cloud services at the AWS Summit, Washington D.C. event in 2021. She focused on the buildout of its Cloud One cloud computing platform—which has a majority of its systems hosted with AWS—and the benefits that the platform is bringing to the Air Force.
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Government mandates and practical necessities are pushing government to the cloud. Cloud solutions can scale quickly, save budget, provide better security, and ease staffing challenges. Adoption isn’t easy, however, and security priorities like zero trust architectures add to the complexity. Still, U.S. government cloud spending will grow to over $8.5 billion by fiscal year 2023, according to Bloomberg. For ISVs, the opportunity for expansion in the government space is substantial and promising.
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While government agencies have made steady progress toward the cloud as they aim to modernize their technology environments, many Federal, state, and local organizations say they’re still at the early stages of their journey. As traditional data management software become outdated, the clear next step is cloud.
Despite increased media coverage in the security community and the rapid shift to the cloud in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, research from Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 reveals that supply chain security in the cloud continues its growth as an emerging threat for both government agencies and organizations.
Are you a government leader committed to embracing new technologies as they emerge? Are you part of a team that wants to be at the forefront of innovation? Is your agency concerned about not being agile enough to make quick, pivotal decisions and solve critical government objectives?
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) oversees lawful immigration to the United States and became an early cloud adopter among federal agencies. In 2014, the agency began moving some workloads out of two legacy, on-premises data centers and into the cloud with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to overcome delays in infrastructure delivery and speed application development
Federal systems integrators (FSIs) are essential to IT modernization in government, but struggle to consolidate disparate legacy data centers and clouds from multiple providers.
The Federal Data Strategy (FDS), a 10-year roadmap, is designed to help Federal agencies leverage data for strategic advantage and serve the public. Its importance is amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic as agencies confront new requirements for data analysis and sharing, and must enable access and security for a widely dispersed workforce.
The growing COVID-19 pandemic made robust virtual care a necessity for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and its more than 87,000 active personnel. In October 2020, the USCG met this critical need, operationalizing its Coast Guard Care Anywhere telehealth initiative with the deployment of the ViiMed enterprise virtual care platform.
Pressure on Federal IT systems has never been greater than over the past year, as the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a rapid
shift to mass telework, increased cyber threats, and challenged Federal teams to rethink traditional processes. Many agencies had strong IT transformation strategies in place –2020 provided the impetus and opportunity to shift those efforts into overdrive.
Federal technology teams are experts at monitoring their on-prem data and systems. The importance of monitoring doesn’t change when migrating to a cloud environment. In fact, not continuing your monitoring protocols can have significant impact on your budget and drive-up your cloud usage costs.
In a hybrid world, Federal IT teams need the ability to move workloads seamlessly, develop and manage applications that run anywhere, leverage emerging technologies, and ensure security across environments. However, tying together the right hardware architectures, microchip components, and container platforms to effectively achieve this can be challenging and costly.
Making real-time, data-driven decisions requires the ability to store, search across, and analyze
massive amounts of data. From identifying and addressing network security incidents to tracking
the COVID-19 pandemic to meeting changing warfighter requirements, agencies need realtime visibility into their data and network operations.
Migrating data and applications to the cloud is making information more accessible and portable, and the Army’s new Enterprise Cloud Management Office (ECMO) will build out cloud architecture over the next five years to help the Army develop stronger data inventory and software capabilities.
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More Federal agencies have implemented work-from-home policies than ever before, as the COVID-19 pandemic has completely shifted the work landscape. A small percentage of the Federal government was previously authorized to work remote before the pandemic – the transition was a large test for agency resiliency.