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IBM Brings Cloud to Feds; Dave McQueeney Comments (WATCH)

Dave McQueeney

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has launched a new cloud-computing system specifically for the federal government.

According to the firm, “the Federal Community Cloud specifically designed to help federal government organizations respond to technology requirements more quickly. The secure, private cloud environment is part of IBM’s established and dedicated Federal Data Centers (FDC) that provide secure and comprehensive certified computing capabilities to federal government clients.”

The product is currently working towards Fed Ramp certification to comply with FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act) standards.

“The physical and virtual infrastructures of our federal clients can be monitored and managed more seamlessly using cloud models that ensure better security, standardization and automation driving lower costs, ” David McQueeney, IBM chief technology officer, U.S. Federal, said.  “Cloud-computing environments will dramatically accelerate and enhance government agency missions, opening the door to better decision making based on real-time data and laying a strong foundation for greater focus on innovation.”

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