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Federal cloud spending will hit new highs for 2018, report says

Ongoing efforts at IT modernization are fueling a potential 32 percent surge in federal cloud spending in fiscal 2018, according to an analysis by Bloomberg Government. Continue reading

Pentagon’s $1 Billion Cloud Deal May Signal New Era in Government Buying

The contract caught many industry players by surprise, in part due to the $950 million value and partly because it was awarded without a traditional government procurement. Continue reading

Pentagon’s Commercial Cloud Will Be a Single Award—And Industry Isn’t Happy

Pentagon officials released a draft request for proposal Wednesday that coincided with an industry day regarding the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement, an effort that began in September. Continue reading

Defense Department Drastically Cuts Nearly $1B Cloud Contract

The Pentagon will reduce the size of the contract from $950 million to $65 million. Continue reading

Pentagon’s first look at multi-billion dollar cloud program leaves many unsatisfied

DoD held an industry day to roll out its initial thinking about its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) Cloud program, and instead of putting to rest rumors and perceptions, officials opened the door to more confusion and uncertainty. Continue reading

Moving to the cloud for DoD becoming a complex acquisition affair

Within a matter of hours, DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit — Experimental (DIUx), expanded a third pilot into a full-fledged effort to make it easier for services and agencies to obtain cloud computing services. Continue reading

An ‘Easy Pass’ model for buying cloud services? DISA showing how it could work

Few experts these days say the reason to move applications and systems to the cloud is only for the savings. Continue reading

Botched VA Contract Shows How Not to Do a Cloud Broker Program

A Veterans Affairs Department inspector general’s report on how the agency blew $5 million on a botched cloud broker program should be mandatory reading for any tech-focused program manager or executive. Continue reading

Federal Cloud Spending Will Increase as Confidence Builds, NetApp Expert Says

The Federal CIO Council’s State of Federal Information Technology report, released Jan. 19, stated that Federal agencies spent more than $2 billion on cloud computing services in fiscal year 2016. Rob Stein, vice president of Public Sector for NetApp, said that amount will increase this year. Continue reading

Microsoft Gets Big Cloud Win in Defense Department

Microsoft’s Azure Government has become the first commercial cloud provider to receive official provisional authorization to host the Defense Department’s most sensitive controlled unclassified information. Continue reading