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Navy Eyes Commercial Cloud Providers for Long-Haul Telecom Services; Will Stephens Quoted

The U.S. Navy plans to kick off a prototype project in the spring of 2019 to determine whether to outsource long-haul telecommunications support to one or more cloud service providers, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The service currently relies on the Defense Information Systems Agency’s wide-area network for telecom services. 

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IBM Strikes $34B Deal for Red Hat; Ginni Rometty, Jim Whitehurst Quoted

IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for approximately $34B in a move both companies expect to create a global hybrid cloud provider. IBM said Sunday it will pay $190M in cash for each share of Red Hat under the deal that is expected to conclude in the latter half of next year, subject to approvals by Red Hat shareholders and regulators.

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House Lawmakers Ask DoD’s Inspector General to Initiate JEDI Cloud Contract Probe

Two House Appropriations Committee members have asked the Defense Department’s office of inspector general to investigate the requirements and solicitation process for the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Reps. Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) wrote a letter Monday to Glenn Fine, acting inspector general at DoD, to raise concern over the contract’s Defense Information Systems Agency impact level 6 requirement that a cloud service provider should meet.

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FedRAMP Issues 3 New Documents on Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released three new documents to clarify its process for continuously monitoring FedRAMP-authorized cloud service providers. FedRAMP said Tuesday the new continuous monitoring documents include a draft of the “Automated Vulnerability Risk Adjustment Framework Guidance,” which is intended to help CSPs build and deploy …

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FedRAMP Revamps Website, Guidance for Cloud Providers

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has refreshed its website to feature new guidelines and resource materials intended for agencies, third-party assessment organizations and cloud services providers, Homeland Security Today reported Tuesday. FedRAMP’s updated guidance includes digital identity requirements that are based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology as …

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FedRAMP Issues New Documents, Updates to Optimize Continuous Monitoring Process

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released new documents and updated existing guides in an effort to streamline, clarify and optimize its continuous monitoring processes. FedRAMP said Wednesday the new and updated documents integrate feedback from cloud service providers and Joint Authorization Board review teams. The documents are intended to clarify certain elements …

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Report: Interagency Group Unveils Draft Acquisition Guide to Facilitate Federal Cloud Adoption

A group of technology executives from the Federal Communications Commission, General Services Administration and other federal agencies has released a draft guide that seeks to help agencies streamline the procurement process in order to increase the adoption of cloud platforms in the government, Nextgov reported Thursday. The Cloud Adoption Survival …

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FedRAMP Adds New Requirements for ‘In Process’ Cloud Platform Designation

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced new requirements for cloud service providers that aim to obtain FedRAMP “In Process” designation in cooperation with an authorizing government agency. Cloud vendors that receive In Process designation are actively pursuing FedRAMP authorization and are added to the FedRAMP Marketplace website, which provides information on …

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Ashley Mahan: FedRAMP Cloud Service Authorizations Up 85%

The new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process has authorized more than 75 cloud service providers that include 41 third-party assessment organizations with 50 more CSPs in line for approval, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. David Thornton writes the program looks to streamline the time it will take a cloud …

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Matt Goodrich Unveils FedRAMP Authorization Baseline Cost Analysis

Matt Goodrich, director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at the General Services Administration, has said a mid-range cloud service provider would incur a total median cost of $2.25 million in order to get a FedRAMP authorization. Goodrich wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday a CSP would need to spend an additional $1 …

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