The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) has begun offering
an open process that will enable governments, agencies and businesses to
create and manage a secure, hybrid IT computing environment quickly and cost
Known as the NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC™), the process defines
how to build a federated cloud infrastructure that provides a foundation for
information sharing within a secure environment, enabling a diverse group of
users to exchange data via their different technology applications so they
can work on a common project or problem.
"When you set up an IT infrastructure in a traditional manner, you get
traditional results. The NRRC represents a different way of doing business,"
said Tip Slater, NCOIC director of business development. "An interoperable
platform, with both cloud and traditional IT environments and a securi... (more)
Next month, the Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) will
introduce an open pattern that will enable governments, agencies and
businesses to create a secure, hybrid IT environment quickly and cost
effectively. Cloud computing expert Kevin Jackson has been named to lead the
team that will assist organizations in adopting the process, known as the
NCOIC Rapid Response Capability (NRRC), into their operations. “The NRRC
was initially developed for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to
test the ability of an open cloud environment to quickly collect, store ... (more)
Cloud computing transitions information technology (IT) from being "systems
of physically integrated hardware and software" to "systems of virtually
integrated services". This transition makes interoperability the difference
between the success and failure of IT deployments, especially in the Federal
government. Recent government IT failures like the healthcare portal roll
out highlight this critical difference.
Leading specialists serving on the federal health IT committee have voice
their concern about the lack of comprehensive interoperability. "I'm
concerned that this progr... (more)
By Ray Holloman, NJVC - For more than half a century, cloud computing has
changed names more often than a Hollywood starlet.
Utility computing. Time share. Thin client. SaaS. PaaS. IaaS. While concepts
have been added and capabilities grown, cloud computing was no more invented
by Amazon or other modern vendors in the last seven years reality invented by
reality shows. It's simply been advance, repackaged and repurposed for as
long as computer connectivity has existed.
In honor of Father's Day, NJVC looks up the family tree of cloud computing to
say thank you to six of the fathers... (more)
You are invited to attend the Cloud Webinar Series: Why State & Local
Governments Should be Prepared for Cloud. This educational webinar is brought
to you by RISC Networks, and will be hosted on BrightTalk.com at 12:00 pm on
March 26, 2014. The webinar will present Moving to the Cloud: Expert Insights
by Special Guest, GovCloud Network Founder (@GovCloud) Mr.Kevin Jackson. The
best practices of cloud migrations will be explored. A panel discussion of
the benefits of Cloud IaaS for State & Local Government will be presented.
The panel features the founder and Chief Analyst of RISC... (more)