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Raj Iyer: Army Seeks Unified Cloud for Digital Transformation Push

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, chief information officer of the U.S. Army, wants the military service to invest in cloud-based infrastructure as part of its new strategy to modernize information technology assets. Iyer told reporters at an Association of the United States Army event that the branch's Digital Transformation Strategy will reflect goals to pursue innovation and partnerships with the business sector.

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GSA Unveils Containerization Readiness Guide for Agencies

Containerization

The General Services Administration (GSA) has developed a guide to provide information on container technologies and help agencies facilitate container adoption. The Containerization Readiness Guide developed by GSA’s data center and cloud optimization initiative program management office provides tools to guide agencies as they consider containerizing applications.

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Army Seeks to Encourage Troops to Trust AI Through Project Ridgway; Col. Dan Kearney Quoted

Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. Army has launched a training program that seeks to encourage soldiers to use and develop artificial intelligence tools to gain military advantage on the battlefield. Through Project Ridgway, the Army wants commanders and service members to recognize the importance of digital data and how it could be put to use to improve survivability in future conflicts.

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Laura Stanton: GSA Eyes Cloud Marketplace

Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, assistant commissioner for the office of information technology category at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), said GSA plans to introduce a cloud marketplace that could be used by federal agencies as a one-stop shop for cloud platforms. "We keep hearing that agencies have to go multiple places to buy cloud," Stanton said.

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Accenture Federal Services Completes Acquisition of Novetta; Tiffanny Gates, John Goodman Quoted

Tiffanny Gates

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has completed its recent acquisition of Novetta, a McLean, Virginia-based advanced analytics company. The acquisition adds approximately 1,300 people, including software developers, data scientists, and specialists in machine learning, cyber, cloud, and information exploitation to AFS’ 11,000 person workforce. AFS adds a new National Security portfolio to its business to be led by Novetta President and CEO Tiffanny Gates. 

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State Department Eyes Cloud Service Providers for Enterprise IT Modernization

Enterprise IT

The State Department is conducting market research to identify potential vendors that could migrate its legacy information technology applications to multiplatform, multitenant cloud infrastructure. A sources sought notice posted on SAM.gov indicates the department is looking at enterprise application platform-as-a-service offerings for its cloud migration effort.

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FedRAMP Seeks to Expedite Security Package Reviews With OSCAL Validation Rules

FedRAMP

The Federal Risk and Management Program (FedRAMP) has issued Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL) validation rules to help automate reviews of security packages and speed up authorizations. The OSCAL validation rules will enable cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations to perform self-testing to see whether all the required data is included in their security packages prior to submission to FedRAMP.

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Sev1Tech Secures Spot on GSA ASTRO IDIQ Contract; Joe Re Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech announced on Wednesday that the company has received two awards on the General Services Administration's (GSA) new potential ten-year ASTRO indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with no defined ceiling value. ASTRO focuses on providing innovative, future technology, products, solutions, and capabilities to the Department of Defense (DOD) across the all-domain battlespace.

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GSA Seeks to Automate Validation of FedRAMP Security Authorization Packages

FedRAMP

The General Services Administration (GSA) will soon issue XML-automated validations to enable cloud services providers seeking an authority to operate to check whether all the required data is included in their security authorization packages prior to submission to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

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