8a STARS GWAC

8a STARS GWAC contract vehicle delivers highly qualified and experienced federal contractors for information technology and IT-related services.

DoD Pentagon

DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing

The Department of Defense strategic initiatives are to develop a new course of action with cloud computing, which will help military services and their missions, as a whole. This new direction will also engage commercial cloud services vendors, a pre-existing source, to immediately leverage commercial sector cloud innovations for DoD operations. Further information available at DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing. This new development in Military use of cloud computing, which has the potentials to optimize DoD operations, is a move toward collaboration and efficiency which helps the military to be more effective with mobile devices and other related cloud technology. DoD is ready to implement new cloud approaches to further progress these DoD priorities for cloud computing benefits. DoD priorities for Cloud Computing The key part of DoD’s strategy to… Read More »DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing

Accelerate Cloud

Navy and Marine Corps accelerate cloud

The officials of the Navy and Marine Corps are looking for opportunities with commercial cloud computing services to move more military data to commercial solutions. This process will help create a system in which they will be able to shift their public data to Amazon’s cloud. Further information available at Why the Navy and Marine Corps accelerate cloud adoption?. Reason for Navy and Marine Corps accelerate cloud The main reason of accelerating cloud adoption by the Navy and Marine Corps is to reduce more than a billion dollars in duplicative IT data center spending. The Navy and Marine Corps have been faced with federal budget shortages requiring the pursuit of IT efficiencies through secure cloud IT services and which they control and to accelerate this process with emerging cloud computing… Read More »Navy and Marine Corps accelerate cloud

Military Cloud

DoD Cloud Way Forward

As DoD Cloud Way Forward comes ahead and provides an institutionalized, efficient method of soliciting offers from small businesses for cloud computing technology services, all task orders are requested, awarded and managed using the GSA STARS II GWAC Multiple Award Contract. Therefore, GSA has propelled the DoD cloud way forward for comprehensive development of this department initiative. As a side benefit of cloud service, the SeaPorte Multiple Award Contract contributes to the Nation’s engine of job growth and Veteran employment opportunities. Importance of DoD Cloud Architecture is an importance of DoD Cloud strategy encouraging that cloud service providers and a DoD cloud customer keep in mind the end goal of a integrated business Micro-services cloud framework for future interoperability. Ideally, a well designed DoD Cloud Strategy will prevent multiplicity and… Read More »DoD Cloud Way Forward

Cloud Security

DoD Security Requirements for Cloud

The GSA STARS II multiple award contract facilitates an effective and powerful method of contracting for professional support services and helping small business involvement. The Navy encourages new innovative cloud industries to have a chance of accomplishing efficiency and effective use of cloud computing in maritime application. Further information available at DoD Security Requirements for Cloud. Cloud computing firms have been coming forward to develop comprehensive cloud computing technology processes while providing world class services at lower cost. However, there is a need to understand the protection requirements of cloud in military application. Security is best accomplished from a micro and macro approach, which includes building new security frameworks and enhancing existing secure frameworks, evaluating mission and risk, and systems integrity examinations. DoD Security Requirements for Cloud All DoD Information… Read More »DoD Security Requirements for Cloud

Cloud Through 8astars

Procurement of Cloud Computing with 8aSTARS II

Procurement of cloud computing services is a simple process. The 8a STARS II task order process is streamlined so that you can implement cloud computing for your department in a timely manner. Further information available at Purchasing Cloud through 8a STARS II. Purchasing Cloud Computing through GSA 8(a) STARS II To comply with the acquisition processes; the awardees have the opportunity to complete for 8(a) STARS II task orders in fair competition with performance based statements of work when required. Opportunities are available in a e-commerce style portal which presents solicitations for task order competition. The contract prohibits time and materials orders and undefined orders. Each indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) is for a base of five (5) years with two five (5) year options which… Read More »Procurement of Cloud Computing with 8aSTARS II

Navy Cloud Radar

Does cloud computing create cost efficiency for the Navy?

According to the recent news, it has been got to know that the Navy would like to initiate a better plan for concluding legacy data centers as they would like to shift military data to secure commercial cloud facilities. So, it has been clear that the Navy wants to increase to the utilization of cloud computing in future IT processes. It has been expected that the utilization of cloud computing services with a effective strategy to gain cost efficiencies on more than 12,000 servers and enlarge its original range of 67 data center consolidations. Security is further enhanced when systems are consolidated on the cloud. Now, the question is – does cloud computing create cost efficiency for the Navy? Cloud computing surely creates cost efficiency for the Navy and Marine… Read More »Does cloud computing create cost efficiency for the Navy?

Cloud Microservices

Cloud Native MicroServices

Information Technology leaders agree that Cloud Native MicroServices facilitates mobility. Further information available at Cloud Native MicroServices. However, portability can be hindered when data is congested in stove-piped data storage systems. The requirements for mobility originate from the need for rapid access of information with location independence. Rapid access to information is the key for rapid knowledge supported decision making. Cloud computing to enterprise mobility Cloud Computing Technologies helps develop enterprise portability and efficiency. It also drives the flexibility of working environments and builds organizations’ adaptability. cloud computing empowers two sorts of versatility, expanded access and lower cost of operation in working environments. The first one is cloud computing permits representatives to move all the more sensitive data into a single security point inside of the organization itself. The second… Read More »Cloud Native MicroServices

Navy 8astarsii

Cloud Computing Task Order on GSA 8a STARS II

Cloud computing task order on GSA 8a STARS II is a systematic process, which includes consideration of the Department of the Navy cloud acquisition strategy and GSA GWAC task order processes for accepting and performing orders issued by a Contracting Officer within the span of the Multiple Award Agreement. Cloud Computing Task Order on GSA STARS II According to Section B through H, the information of Task order covers all relevant data that includes Line Items, statement of work or objectives, packaging and marking information, data rights, inspection and acceptance of the services, period of performance, security, and government property etc. Particular directions for responding to the Cloud Computing Task Order opportunities includes oral meetings, discussions, and cost approaches, accommodation of proposition, the choice criteria figures, the elements’ request of… Read More »Cloud Computing Task Order on GSA 8a STARS II

Navy Cloud Computing

Navy IT Savings in the Cloud

Navy IT Savings in the Cloud: Moving Navy data-centers, websites, and networks to secure cloud computing will more than likely reduce cost in IT spending and accelerate mobility of secure applications and secure data for fast paced decision making in critical operational environments. Further information is available at Navy IT Savings in the Cloud. Navy IT Savings in the Cloud Navy IT savings in the cloud is the best way that military branches can develop innovation, collaboration and efficiency. SPAWAR, which is also known as the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command recently indicates that they would like to use commercial cloud computing in its IT systems to gain inherent benefits. Although there has been slow implementation of military-grade secure cloud computing in a commercial cloud setting, the development and… Read More »Navy IT Savings in the Cloud

SDVOSB

Agile Development GSA 8a STARS II

Cloud computing with service disabled veteran owned small business firms on GSA 8a STARS II gains advantages from experienced veteran business owners. Veterans who have served retain institutional service knowledge combined with best commercial practices with know-how for lowest but most effective solutions such as cloud computing, on a pre-existing contract vehicle, GSA 8a STARS II, the preferred choice for Naval departments. Further information available at Cloud Computing SDVOSB on GSA STARS II. Cloud Native Computing for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program The SDVOSB Program originated by the Veteran’s Benefit Act of 2003 to help Service-Disabled concerns in seeking Federal Contracts. Here, Subpart 19.14 of the FAR applies for the same. It has been noted that Presidential Executive Order 13360 fortified the Federal government’s dedication to helping SDVOSBs and made… Read More »Agile Development GSA 8a STARS II