From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
A forecast released this week by IDC Government Insights projects that federal agencies will spend around $1.7 billion on private cloud computing services in fiscal year 2014, with that figure expected to grow to $7.7 billion by fiscal year 2017.
Contractors are already working to drive federal gains in this space, including Unisys Corp., which recently won a contract to move the Interior Department’s financial and business systems to the cloud in part through an application modernization center the company built in 2010.
As draw downs in foreign military engagements and the on-going sequester have intensified the spotlight on federal spending priorities in GovCon, projections such as these remind us that disruptive and transformative technologies will remain well funded where they can help agencies better expand and execute their missions.
Dell recently launched a new cloud computing portfolio to help federal agencies leverage cloud computing solutions while remain secure and compliant with National Institute of Standards and Technology and other federal body regulations.
“Government customers shouldn’t have to make a choice between solutions compliant to their standards and those that will meet or even boost the performance they’ve come to expect from their IT,” said George Newstrom, Dell Services VP and GM for the U.S. public sector.
The Potomac Officers Club is connecting and engaging GovCon executives who are innovating and building the next generation of these and other disruptive and transformative technologies with the federal leaders driving strategy and procurement in those areas.
These include executives such as Mike Janke, co-founder and CEO of encrypted communications firm Silent Circle, who spoke this week to a captivated executive audience at the POC’s ‘Secure Mobility in the BYOD Workplace’ Breakfast Symposium on the future of federal mobility.
Don’t miss the next opportunity to be part of the POC’s next can’t-miss event on August 22, which will focus on providing critical support to agency missions through big data and analytics.
Todd G. Myers, lead global compute architect for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and Ely Kahn, co-founder and VP of business development of Sqrrl, are among the speakers who will address the executive-only forum on how to drive value to agencies and taxpayers through their big data and analytics offerings.
On the heels of this week’s Mobility Summit, this event is a can’t-miss chance to continue to hone your focus on the federal big data and analytics opportunities of tomorrow and beyond.
Donald Fulop, Suzan Zimmerman to Join CACI’s BD Team
Denise Ho Lippuner Named Grant Thornton Public Sector Financial Mgmt Advisory Head
“Denise can help organizations improve the effectiveness of financial management and reporting while meeting complex and ever-evolving requirements,” added Carlos Otal, managing partner at Grant Thornton.
Mark Cleary to lead Northrop Electronic Systems Supply Chain
The 34-year company veteran served as director of business management in Northrop’s land and self protection systems division prior to his current appointment.
Mary Whitley on ICF’s Continued Support for an NIH Facility
The contract supports NIH’s Electronic Research Administration which reviews and implements about 190,000 grants worth $30 billion annually.
Whitley added that the company will “refine business processes and deliver systems engineering expertise based on industry best practices for the next five years under this contract.”
CSC’s Robert Wah Elected American Medical Association President
Andrea Fiumicelli, CSC VP for the healthcare industry, said Wah’s term as AMA president coincides with efforts to implement the Accountable Care Act and he will work to help CSC and its clients gain insights into health care trends.