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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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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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GSA Launches Updated FedRAMP Website; Ashley Mahan Quoted

Ashley Mahan

The General Services Administration (GSA) has redesigned the website for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) in a move to promote the use of cloud technologies to streamline online operations. GSA said Tuesday that the updated FedRAMP website is aimed at providing easy access to information on authorization procedures while simplifying the online experience through search and filter functions.

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Rep. Jim Langevin Lays Out Priorities as Chairman of New House Cyber Subcommittee

Rep. Jim Langevin

Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., will serve as chairman of the newly established panel within the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) that will focus on cybersecurity and efforts to advance innovation within the Department of Defense (DOD). Langevin said the new cyber, innovative technologies and information systems subcommittee’s agenda will focus on cyber force structure, artificial intelligence, supply chain safety, combatant commands and cyber infrastructure.

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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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Oracle-VMware Offering Achieves FedRAMP P-ATO at High Impact Level; Scott Twaddle Quoted

FedRAMP

Oracle Cloud VMware Solution has obtained Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) at the High impact level from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB), which has recognized the solution’s ability to adhere to stringent performance, security and compliance standards. With the authorization, government customers can operate VMware software-defined data centers in Oracle Cloud to manage and run critical applications and workloads.

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Stephen Russell on How Cloud Helps Advance DEVCOM Army Research Lab’s Work

Network Infrastructure

Stephen Russell, information sciences division chief at DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory (ARL), said ARL uses cloud and network infrastructure to conduct research, perform materials modeling and advance the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Russell also discussed the internet of battlefield things concept and mentioned his division’s efforts to advance tactical edge computing.

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VMware Enhances vRealize Cloud Management to Support Multi-Cloud Environments

VMware

VMware has announced innovations across its VMware vRealize Cloud Management portfolio of on-premises and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, which will enable customers to securely deploy and operate hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Customers have also leveraged VMware vRealize Cloud Management solutions to gain greater IT and business agility to increase business outcomes.

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ViON Forms Strategic Partnership with Cyemptive Technologies to Advance Enterprise Cloud; Tom Frana Quoted

Tom Frana

ViON Corporation has entered into a strategic partnership with Cyemptive Technologies to provide an Enterprise Cloud solution. ViON and Cyemptive support all stages of implementation, including Proof of Concept (POC), staging, on-site installation and Professional, Managed and Support Services. RING will provide comprehensive, native AWS S3 API compatibility to ensure all cloud applications that run on AWS can also run on RING.

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