Tag Archives: cloud migration

Acting Secretary Thomas Harker Describes Navy’s Domain Investment, IT Modernization Initiatives

Thomas Harker

Thomas Harker, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, said that the service branch's new budget request reflects its goals to balance multidomain investments and modernize naval forces. He said the Navy also moved to update its information technology network and key computer applications when personnel shifted to a remote work environment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Army Seeks Industry’s Help to Pursue Service-Wide Cloud Migration

Army SBIR

The Enterprise Cloud Management Agency, a new organization within the U.S. Army, asks the private sector for information on cloud and data management services. The Army wants to migrate applications to commercial cloud platforms and standardize data management across the service branch. Army applications will migrate to cARMY, a cloud environment the service intends to use for a variety of purposes.

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Perspecta Receives $38M to Support Defense Manpower Data Center for DOD; Jeff Bohling Quoted

Jeff Bohling

Perspecta announced on Wednesday that the company has received a potential five-year, $38 million contract award to continue supporting the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) with a mission-critical program for contractor management for the Department of Defense (DOD). Persepcta will modernize the Synchronized Predeployment and Operational Tracker - Enterprise Suite (SPOT-ES) to enable the DMDC to monitor threats in environments with deployed contractors.

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Avaya Names Darcey Harrison as VP of Cloud Acceleration

Avaya

Avaya has appointed Darcey Harrison as vice president of Cloud Acceleration for North America to help the company’s customers and partners migrate to cloud and support digital transformation. "We’re excited to have Darcey join our company at this exciting time, and I believe her industry experience and demonstrated leadership are a tremendous asset to the team,” said Frank Ciccone, senior vice president, North American Sales, Avaya.

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Accenture, VMware Launch New Business Group Under $3B Investment to Drive Cloud Strategy; Julie Sweet, Pat Gelsinger Quoted

Julie Sweet

Accenture and VMware have expanded their partnership and launched a business group to enable users adopt a ‘cloud first’ strategy. The new unit will accelerate migration to the cloud, develop applications, and leverage the cloud as a foundation for innovation and new business models to drive value. The new business group is part of Accenture Cloud First, which Accenture launched in 2020 under a $3 billion investment.

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DISA to Manage DoD’s Cloud Program Office by Jan. 31st

DoD Cloud Program

The Department of Defense (DoD) plans to shift oversight of enterprise cloud initiatives from its office of the chief information officer to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) by Jan. 31st. Vice Adm. Nancy Norton, director of DISA and 2018 Wash100 Award recipient, announced the DoD Cloud Computing Program Office's transition. 

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NAVSEA’s Mike Sydla on Using OTAs, Emerging Tech to Modernize Operations

IT Modernization

Mike Sydla, division director for information management resources at U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) industrial operations division, has said the command is working to implement a “digital first” mindset. Sydla told the publication in an interview that NAVSEA has been leveraging other transaction authority agreements and migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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Accenture Acquires Two International Companies to Advance Technology Capabilities; Ben Morgan, Jeffrey Russell Quoted

Accenture

This week, Accenture  has announced two new international acquisitions. Accenture reported the acquisition of Zag, a SAP and cloud solutions technology firm based in New Zealand, and entered an agreement to acquire Avenai, an Ottawa-based provider of consulting and technology services. The two international companies will add to Accenture’s growing technology portfolio. 

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GSA Launches ITAU Training Platform for Government IT Acquisition Workforce; Laura Stanton Quoted

Laura Stanton

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT and acquisition experts, within the administration’s Information Technology Category, have developed the IT Acquisition University (ITAU), an online training solution for professionals within government IT acquisition, the GSA reported on Thursday

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