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Washington, DC, United States capital, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. The location of federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House and Supreme Court.

Digital Transformation in Government

Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work

Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work Many organizations have used Digital Transformation as a way to fundamentally change the way they provide value to customers by integrating technology. Government organizations seem to be quite behind due to many reasons, such as not cultivating a culture that supports transformation, and not considering social distance for health, adopting cloud efficiency, or remote work as priorities. Critical factors for enabling Social Distance Remote Work in Government Many governments are now embracing Digital Transformation. However, many of these projects fail due to the rigidity of the processes followed. Agile software factories are one of the most important tools that can be used to make this process run smoothly. We discuss the five most important aspects of Digital Transformation for… Read More »Government Digital Transformation using Smart Technology for Social Distance Remote Work

Software Factory

Software Factory Best Practices with Automation and DevOps

Software Factory Best Practices Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Netflix are just a few of the giants among the many organizations that have disrupted the application development and deployment paradigm. Despite them being from very different industries and using their applications and infrastructure for unique and abstract purposes, there are a few common themes that underlie almost all of these journeys. Many of these organizations gradually built up to their own mix of these practices, which have now become common-place. While it took most of them close to a decade to fine-tune their approaches, knowing about them can give any organization looking to make a similar leap a clear head start. A paradigm shift with devops methodology One of the most common trends seen in many organizations that are now leading… Read More »Software Factory Best Practices with Automation and DevOps

Kubernetes advance Innovation

How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation with STARS II government contracts?

How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation for Air Force Kubernetes with STARS II government contracts? Cloud services have revolutionized the way enterprises do business. Innovations have become common-place due to the capabilities offered by cloud technologies and the ease of adopting these to software development and enterprise business processes. In the 1990s and 2000s, many applications were monolithic and experienced long development cycles and quarterly or annual deployment cycles due to the difficulties of maintaining stability and post-deployment issues. Other issues included the giant tasks of managing on-premise physical servers, which could take from days to weeks to purchase and restore in case of failure. The introduction of Virtual Machines came as a welcome change which further reduced these deployment times down to the range of hours. Containers improved these… Read More »How does AWS Kubernetes advance Innovation with STARS II government contracts?

DevSecOps Center of Excellence KPI

DevSecOps Center of Excellence for Software Security with Cloud Native Computing DevOps Training and DevSecOps Best Practices

DevSecOps Center of Excellence for DevOps Training of Cloud Native Computing with Software Security The almost universal trend of switching from a traditional waterfall-based Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to more contemporary agile approaches has made way for faster delivery of software products. DevOps training has become the default solution to this issue which is becoming increasingly relevant in current times. It brings together development and operations teams so that their processes are not isolated from each other. This leads to products being more resilient because operations teams are more adept in identifying and preparing for recurring or potential issues. Despite all this, application security issues continue to plague software, causing both financial loss and tarnished reputations. Security was brought into the mix as a solution to this condition. This… Read More »DevSecOps Center of Excellence for Software Security with Cloud Native Computing DevOps Training and DevSecOps Best Practices

Cloud Native Refactoring

Refactor to Microservices on 8a STARS II for Maximum ROI

Code Restructure to Microservices for Maximum ROI on 8a STARS II Cloud technologies have revolutionized how organizations build applications. Especially in cases where new applications are being built, leveraging the benefits of the cloud can help to maximize ROI. This is not just through the upfront and on-going cost-reductions, but also indirectly through other benefits such as microservices performance and scalability which will be experienced in the long run. More and more Defense and Federal organizations are opting to migrate their applications to the cloud due to the difficulties in managing legacy hardware and large technical teams. Cloud services pricing can be much more economical due to the economies of scale enjoyed by enterprise public cloud providers. However, the process becomes more complicated for legacy applications. This is mainly due… Read More »Refactor to Microservices on 8a STARS II for Maximum ROI

DoD Pentagon

DoD Priorities for Cloud Computing

The Department of Defense strategic initiatives are to develop a new course of action with devsecops, agile, and 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 agile 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… 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 agile devsecops and 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 devsecops 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… 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 agile, devsecops, 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… 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