Silicon Valley's Coupa plans DC presence, hires federal leader

Silicon Valley-based Coupa Software will build a government sales team and eventually open a Washington, D.C. facility as it also names a new federal leader.

VA floats cloud-based Vista RFI

The Veterans Affairs Department wants help from industry on how it can get a cloud-based form of its Vista electronic health record system.

Microsoft first company through FedRAMP Accelerated

After 15 weeks, Microsoft is the first cloud security provider to complete the accelerated route through GSA's cloud security authorization program.

IARPA to announce data protection project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is planning to announce a project to increase data protection in the intelligence community’s private cloud in September.

Army launches challenge to find holistic micro-cloud solutions

The Army is initiating the Cyber Innovation Challenge, with the hope of finding and then delivering a holistic prototype micro-cloud management solution.

GSA planning cloud computing IDIQ

Contractors have been lobbying GSA for a comprehensive IDIQ contract for agencies to acquire cloud services and it looks like they might be listening.


5 IT predictions for 2016

2016 will be an exciting time to work in the public sector as new innovations come to the fore and existing initiatives start to bear fruit. Maximus Federal President Thomas Romeo shares his top picks for 2016.

Innovation achieved through teamwork and is crucial to future of security

With the federal marketplace so ripe with opportunities for emerging technologies such as mobility, big data and the cloud, you hear the word “innovation” a lot, but author and journalist Walter Isaacson warned that it is easy to lose sight of what it means to be innovative.

Get ready to dig for billions in cloud, mobility opportunities

There are plenty of cloud and mobility opportunities for you to sink your teeth into, but first you have to do some digging.

Accenture, Amazon Web Services form business group, aim to boost cloud migration

Accenture and Amazon Web Services are teaming up make migration to the cloud easier for federal agencies.

What 5 trends are driving a new digital economy?

Accenture has identified five emerging trends that reflect the impact that technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud are having on digital businesses and governments.

Defense agencies desire cloud but unsure of budget

Defense Department agencies would like to move 57 percent of their applications to the cloud by 2020 but only think budgets will allow 24 percent of these applications to make the transition, according to a new research eport.

Are you ready for the Internet of Things explosion?

You thought the Internet of Things was already growing fast, but it’s about to explode, according to new research, reaching 5.4 billion connections by 2020.

VMware vCloud Government Service gets FedRAMP approval

VMware’s vCloud Government Service provided by Carpathia has achieved authority to operate through FedRAMP.

NGA to merge CIO, IT services functions

In an effort to move to a services-based model and an intelligence community-wide IT architecture, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is merging its CIO and IT services functions.

Study finds agencies still apprehensive about cloud migration

Despite wanting to increase the use of cloud computing, federal IT professionals still feel apprehensive about migration due to concerns about potential roadblocks and security issues, a recent MeriTalk report found.

Is the Apple-IBM partnership a game-changer?

A new partnership between Apple and IBM could have a huge impact on the futre of mobile enterprise computing. FCW reporter Adam Mazmanian explores what the coupling of mobile, the cloud and data analytics will mean in the government market.

Private equity makes a SaaS play

Vista Equity Partners buys Social Solutions, a maker of a SaaS platform to improve the delivery of human services programs.

GSA considers adding cloud services to Schedule 70

The General Services Administration might create a new single category for cloud computing services on IT Schedule 70, but it wants some feedback first.

Oracle puts up early protest fight for $427M storage contract

Oracle Corp. has filed a pre-award protest of a contract to provide the Defense Department with on-demand storage infrastructure services.