Cloud Computing for the Government

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"Recently, I predicted that in 2013, cloud computing will provide the biggest disruption information technology has experienced in 25 years. These impacts extend to the $128 billion data center industry, which will never be the same as the traditional business model is disrupted, and n...
NJVC®, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia and supplier of Cloudcuity™ AppDeployer, and Virtual Global, a provider of cloud-enabled enterprise IT solutions based in northern Virginia, have teamed up to offer the top 10 transformational impact...
Today I am honored to be named a GovTech Innovator by Government Technology. My personal thanks goes out to Hilton Collins for letting me Hangout with him on Google+. Govtech.com is the online portal to Government Technology, a division of e.Republic, Inc. Government Technology and it...
Human-like technology. The potential downfall of the data center. Hyper-personalization of data. These are some of the responses IT leaders gave to us when we asked, “What will business technology look like in 2020?” In 2020, tech experts say, computers could learn from experience, mu...
A big THANK YOU goes out today to KCUR-FM Central Standard host Jabulani Leffall, producer Matthew Long-Middleton,and associate producer Danie Alexander for having me as a guest on this morning's show! Today the focus was on the US Government's mandate that federal agencies consider c...
NJVC, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, announces it will spotlight its Cloudcuity framework for delivering secure and unified cloud management solutions at the Gartner Data Center Conference, December 3 – 6, at The Venetian Resort Hotel ...
NJVC, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in northern Virginia, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson, vice president and general manager, cloud services, launched his second book, GovCloud II: Implementation and Cloud Brokerage Services—published by...
Congratulations to NJVC Cloudcuity partner Virtustream for being positioned as a visionary in the Gartner 2012 IaaS Magic Quadrant! Magic Quadrants provide a graphical competitive positioning of four types of technology providers, where market growth is high and provider differentiati...
NJVC®, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces CloudcuityTM AppDeployer, a new and innovative platform a s a service that allows developers to quickly create and publish software-as-a-service applications for sale in the cloud. C...
NJVC®, an information technology solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, and Virtustream, Inc., a leading enterprise cloud software company, today announced a new alliance to provide the Virtustream xChange cloud marketplace to government customers. Under the terms of th...
As my long-time readers have certainly noticed, the frequency of my posts have lengthened over the past few months. First, I would like to offer my apologies for being remiss in that department but I have had some extenuating circumstances. For over three years I have been closely o...
NJVC®, an information technology (IT) solutions provider headquartered in Northern Virginia, introduces Cloudcuity™, a new framework for the company’s cloud service offerings to help customers transition their technology applications to a cloud environment while cutting spending, impro...
Late last week  the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) released an important whitepaper that reviewed it's multi-year Pilot Texas Cloud Offering (PTCO). This project was designed to allow a small group of agencies to choose a virtual private cloud-based infrastructure...
TECHEXPO & CloudCamp have created a customized program for our recruiters and job seekers to participate in prior to the hiring event. The unique "unconference" is designed to spark group discussion between job seekers and employers through the exchange of ideas, knowledge and inf...
A big thank you to BISNOW and my fellow panel members for an outstanding discussion and very informative event, last week's Data Center Investment Conference and Expo. The federal marketplace is certainly being changed by cloud and the data center industry is certainly willing and able...
GSA is using the RFI process to collect information about alternative models and/or solutions for future cloud acquisition vehicles and processes that further these goals. One emerging concept in cloud computing is that of a 'cloud broker', an entity that manages the use, performance...
Late today the FedRAMP Program Management Office released the first list of certified Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs). These companies are accredited to perform initial and periodic assessment of cloud service provider (CSP) systems per FedRAMP requirements, provide eviden...
NJVC®, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and Gravitant®, a provider of cloud brokerage and management solutions for IT enterprises, announce a new strategic alliance. Under the terms of the partnership, the two comp...
NJVC®, one of the largest information technology solutions (IT) providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Jackson, vice president (VP) and general manager (GM), cloud services, will speak at the 2012 Emerging Threats and Cyber Defense Sym...
NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions (IT) providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, announces that a white paper addressing the risks and benefits of cloud computing for the intelligence community (IC)—co-authored by Kevin L. Jackson, NJVC vice president...
Next week at the Hyatt Regency in reston, Virginia, the Cloud Standards Customer Council will be holding it's Public Sector Cloud Summit. This two day cloud event will feature international public sector Cloud leaders to exchange information about current projects, futur...
Over the past years, government cloud computing has steadily moved forward from it's early beginnings as an interesting curiosity. Since Sunday's broadcast, I've been asked numerous times about my real answer to the question "Will 'Cloud Computing' Work In White House". Although I wou...
The National Cloud Technologist Association is bringing the CloudMASTER & CloudGURU certification classes to the Washington Metropolitan Area in 2012. First introduced in November at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, this continuing education program provides a s...
Thank you for the honor of being on your Top 10 List! Backupify is the leading backup provider for cloud based data, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter and more. With one account you...
NJVC®, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is pleased to announce that Kevin Jackson, general manager, cloud services, will participate in the “Security Assumption Buster Panel” during the National Institute of...
Cloud computing, a new approach in the provisioning and consumption of IT, has been described as a means to cut federal IT budgets. This panel of esteemed intelligence community technologists will discuss the implementation of cloud solutions (private, public, community and hybrid) fro...
NJVC®, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the Department of Defense, announces its lineup for the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo®, Oct. 16 - 20 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla. Visit the NJVC booth (#206) on the tradeshow floor to ...
NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions (IT) providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is pleased to offer live, compelling demonstrations on the company’s Streamlined NJVC Automation Products, Services and Solutions™ (SNAPSS™) at GEOINT 2011 Symposiu...
This afternoon I had a very interesting discussion with Mr. Jeffrey Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace. His firm is focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from product-centric to ...
Cloud computing, as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is a model for enabling “… convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly pr...
With GSA now issuing ATOs and Amazon launching its own government specific cloud, IaaS for government agencies is now a reality. This next step in this "Cloud First" march is a consistent platform on which agencies can securely develop their applications. To focus on this requirement...
My friends at Trezza Media recently published a couple of great online documents on GovCloud and Cyber. Your should especially check out the "Cloud Chopping Made Easy" by David McClure ..... and Jim Flyzik's viewpoint on building trust in cyberspace.
On Friday July 1, Infrastructure-as-a-Services for the US federal government became a reality with Authority to Operate (ATO) approval for the following vendors: Web Hosting: CGI Federal, Computer Literacy World, Eyak Technology, Computer Technologies Consultant, Savvis, and Federal S...
What a month! June has really been busy!! Just now getting around to doing a post about CloudExpo 2011 in New York. With over 5000 delegates in attendance, it was just a massive gathering of Clouderatti. Due to another engagement I had at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC o...
A few weeks ago I had the distinct pleasure of teaching yet another US Army cloud computing class. This time the venue was Ft. Gordon, GA and the students definitely got it!! Below are presentations from the excellent projects they completed. Thank you all for your focus and energy. ...
The Office of Management and Budget recently released a list of 78 projects slated for transition to cloud over the next year. The most common application, according to a FierceGovernmentIT, is email, with 14 agencies deciding to choose a cloud version. A close second is website hostin...
Last month Google and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency started sharing details about their "GEOINT on Demand" collaboration. The project, named Earth Builder, was built specifically to enable NGA to directly use Google’s cloud-based geospatial processing power. this capabil...
Today many Government organizations are attempting to leverage cloud computing technologies to spur innovation. Most have at least one cloud service and are embracing the cloud with the promise of efficiency, flexibility, and scalability. Cloud computing is seen by many as the next wav...
Are you going to DoDIIS? Schedule for May 1-5, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan, the conference highlights the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) commitment to developing and maintaining secure and reliable networks for Department of Defense personnel, services and information technology cus...
A TechJournal South article last week named Washington, DC, as a leading trendsetter in cloud computing. Citing a Microsoft sponsored survey, conducted by 7th Sense research, D.C. was highlighted as particullarly receptive to cloud computing. The survey interviewed information technolo...