Tag Archives: FISMA

GovCon Expert Bill Downer: CMMC’s Lack of Impact on Securing Supply Chains

Bill Downer

In my opinion, CMMC has nothing to do with supply chain management. CMMC is intended to serve as a verification mechanism to ensure appropriate levels of cybersecurity practices and processes are in place to ensure basic cyber hygiene as well as protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) that resides on the department’s industry partners’ networks. 

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ViON, Kaminario to Offer As-a-Service Flash Storage Tech to Fed Agencies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 19, 2017 — ViON has partnered with storage provider Kaminario to provide flash storage services to potential federal government customers in support of their IT modernization and cloud migration efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The companies will offer the Kaminario K2 all-flash storage array in an as-a-service …

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2 QTS Data Centers Get FISMA High Authorization, Accreditation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 19,  2015 — QTS Realty Trust has achieved FISMA high authorization and accreditation for its data center and colocation service facilities in Richmond and Atlanta-Metro, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The two sites, verified by Veris Group as the third-party assessment organization, offer a combined 2.3 million square feet …

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Potomac Officers Club’s FedRAMP Forum Panel Talks Cloud’s Evolution in Gov’t, Role of Vendors in Adoption

Executives from government and its contractors met Thursday at the Potomac Officers Club‘s FedRAMP Forum in Falls Church, Va. to discuss the governmentwide cloud computing initiative, as well as ways for vendors and agencies to collaborate further on cloud adoption. A panel of three executives from both sides of the public and …

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VA Wants Email, Office Software in Cloud Computing

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to move email and office software to cloud computing, according to a request for information posted Friday. The VA said it wants use the Cloud-Based Office Automation and Collaboration Pilot to implement automated and interoperable cloud-based office software. The VA plans for the pilot …

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White House Announces New Tool to Aid in Cybersecurity Reporting

The White House has announced an initiative that will make it mandatory for federal agencies to report compliance with cybersecurity regulations. This will be accomplished through a new software tool which will be released this month in a test version. The tool will collect information that is required under the …

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SAIC Wins $21 Million DoD Cybersecurity Training Contract

Science Applications International Corporation of San Diego, CA has announced that it will provide cyber security training to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel, under a prime task order through the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) ENCORE II contract. The contract has a 1-year base period of performance and 4 one-year …

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