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The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are announcing a slate of innovative leaders to serve as facilitators for the upcoming  "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session being held in Alexandria, VA on April 23, 2014. Enjoying a great response thus far, industry participants include Boeing, Oracle, Google,SAP, Leidos and Capgemini. Government participants include the US Navy, US Army, US House of Representatives and GSA. The confirmed facilitator lineup is: •Prospective Customers & Missions: Phil Dixon - Google •Tentative Service Catalog: Roger Bernhardt - Boeing •Governance and Management: Colleen Dealey - Cloudbound •Service Provisioning: Dave Rose - Oracle •Service Level Agreements: Angela Smith - GSA •Sourcing and Acquisition Procedures: Young Nam - Virtustream D... (more)

MBO Partners Spotlights GovCloud Founder Kevin L. Jackson

Associate Spotlight Interview with Kevin L. Jackson, MBO Associate Since 10/2013 1) Tell us a little bit about what you do. I am the CEO and founder of GovCloud Network, LLC. In a consultative role, I help companies develop and execute targeted media strategies via social media channels to over 1.5 million professionals across 20 industry verticals. With a specialty in cloud computing, we and our partners also provide the critical technical training and business education needed to thrive through the use of advanced information technology. For more information, please visit www... (more)

ITAAC/ICH & TIA to Host Commercial Cloud Sourcing Brainstorming Session

The Information Technology Acquisition Advisory Council (ITAAC) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) are honored to team with NGA in hosting the first "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session, April 23, 2014 at TIA headquarters. This not for profit and free industry event is designed to improve cloud computing standardization and interoperability. Polly Shaffer, NGA Industry Innovation Advocate, will be presenting at the "Agile Sourcing Environment for Commercial Cloud" brainstorming session on April 23, 2014. Jointly hosted by the ITAA... (more)

PerspecSys Survey Reveals Cloud-based Security Concerns for 2014

Today PerspecSys announced the results of a survey conducted at the 2014 RSA Conference concerning the attitudes and policies of organizations towards cloud-based security. After polling 130 security professionals on the show floor of the RSA Conference, PerspecSys found that "an overwhelming 74 percent believe security for cloud-based data in 2014 will be a bigger concern than securing data on-premise. In fact, 66 percent of security pros still view the cloud as more difficult to secure than on-premise options." The survey found the following opinions concerning cloud security: 6... (more)

NCOIC Debuts Roadmap to Manage Cyber-Secure Hybrid Computing Environment

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 effectively. 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. ... (more)