Tag Archives: Amazon Web Services

Microsoft’s Brad Smith: Reforms Needed to Speed Up Bid Protest Process

Brad Smith

Microsoft President Brad Smith said the federal government should introduce reforms to expedite the protest process for contract awards. Microsoft has not started work on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded in October 2019 due to an ongoing protest filed by Amazon Web Services (AWS) in November of that year.

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Executive Mosaic Names 2021 Wash100 Award Recipients; Cast Your 10 Votes TODAY

2021 Wash100 Award

Executive Mosaic, the leading provider in connecting, promoting and branding government and government contracting (GovCon) executives of consequence, has announced the recipients of the 2021 Wash100 Award. “We are thrilled to honor the winners of the 2021 Wash100 Award, said Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic. With the announcement, Executive Mosaic will begin to accept votes for this year’s Popular Vote Rankings.

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Avaya Extends AWS Relationship to Support AI Capabilities

Avaya

Avaya has extended its Amazon Web Services (AWS) relationship, to expand artificial intelligence (AI)-powered customer experience capabilities for Avaya OneCloud CCaaS customers. Avaya will serve as an AWS Partner offering AWS Contact Center Intelligence (CCI) solutions. “Avaya continues to expand AI capabilities that are evolving the contact center into what is now the customer experience center,” said Eric Rossman.

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Sev1Tech Names Matt Jordan as VP, Cloud Center of Excellence; Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech has appointed Matt Jordan as vice president of Cloud Center of Excellence to accelerate growth of the Sev1Cloud practice, develop partnerships and drive innovation. Jordan has ten years of experience providing cloud-based solutions across the public sector. Throughout his career, he has developed partnerships with cloud providers to deliver innovative solutions.

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NETSCOUT Extends Smart Perimeter Protection to AWS; Paul Barrett Quoted

NETSCOUT

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS has extended its Smart Perimeter Protection to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company recently reported. The combination of NETSCOUT’s Cyber Investigator (NCI) and CyberStream software with AWS packet access services will enable efficiencies in mitigating novel security threats as enterprises move applications to the cloud. The solution will seamlessly integrate with AWS.

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Bipartisan Resolution Guides Creation of National AI Strategy; Rep. Robin Kelly Quoted

Rep. Robin Kelly

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have presented a bipartisan resolution that aims to establish a national strategy in pursuit of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM and other information technology companies have shown support for the resolution that highlights AI's strategic value, Hurd's office said Friday.

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DoD’s National Background Investigative System Directorate Implements DevSecOps

DevSecOps

The National Background Investigative System Directorate (NBIS) within the Department of Defense (DoD) has established integrated environments on Amazon Web Services’ GovCloud and installed DevSecOps tools to facilitate collaboration among developers, security teams, testers and engineers as part of its DevSecOps implementation effort.

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AWS Launches io2 for Amazon EBS; Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Paul Constantinides Quoted

Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the general availability of io2, the next generation Provisioned IOPS SSD volumes for Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), the company reported on Tuesday. AWS’ io2 volume will provide higher volume durability when compared to io1 Amazon EBS volumes, which will reduce storage failures and make data more resilient.

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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ViON Partners with Scality to Power Cloud Service Offerings; Tom Frana, David Kushner Quoted

Tom Frana

ViON and Scality have partnered to integrate RING8 as a core technology to power ViON's predefined cloud service offerings, including Object Storage-as-a-Service (OSaaS) and the long-term Archive-as-a-Service (AaaS). "RING8 is the perfect fit to extend our as-a-Service (aaS) solutions into object storage," said Tom Frana, chairman and CEO of ViON as well as a two-time Wash100 Award winner.

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