A lot happened this week around the federal government’s move to cloud computing and related technologies – everything from GSA’s Dave McClure announcing that current IaaS BPA holders will be the first to go through the FedRAMP certification process, to the federal government announcing a $200m “big data” investment to GSA Chief Martha Johnson pushing shared services and Amazon and NIH announcing plans to put human genome project data in the cloud. The links below give you more information.
- GSA IaaS vendors to get priority in FedRAMP certification process (FedLine, 3/20)
- US Government commits $200 million to big data (InformationWeek Government, 3/29)
- Commerce to run cybersecurity lab in the cloud (WBJ FedBizDaily, 3/30)
- GSA Chief pushes shared services (Federal Computer Week, 3/29)
- USDA CIO to join Accenture as US Federal Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (Accenture, 3/27)
- Amazon and NIH to put human genome project data in the cloud (Amazon Web Services, 3/29)
Michael Hettinger is VP for the Public Sector Innovation Group at SIIA.