Cloud Computing Exchange

A vertical community of Federal cloud leaders, project managers, industry, and government IT community stakeholders focused on public-private collaboration and best-practice exchange.

USDA, DHS, Labor, Treasury Failed to Fully Implement Cloud Security Practices

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Labor (DoL), and the Department of Treasury have not fully applied cloud security practices, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).


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Cyber Central: Implementing Zero Trust in DoD’s Cloud Architecture

The Department of Defense (DoD) has made significant headway in adopting a multi-cloud architecture, and that movement is introducing powerful new capabilities. However, cloud providers and agency IT officials need to work together to prevent cloud complexity from negating cloud security, according to DoD cloud experts.


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Rep. Schweikert Presses IRS for More Cloud Adoption

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., grilled Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel at a hearing this week about what he called the agency’s slow pace in adopting cloud-based technologies.


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CENTCOM Hires Google AI and Cloud Expert Andrew Moore

The Defense Department’s (DoD) U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is looking to advance its abilities in AI and cloud technology with the recent hiring of Andrew Moore, the former director of artificial intelligence at Google’s cloud business.


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USDA to Drive Cloud Adoption Across Department With STRATUS Contract

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to drive cloud adoption across the department with a new centralized cloud basic ordering agreement it calls STRATUS, according to a pre-solicitation notice USDA released last week.


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Upcoming Events
Zero Trust: The Next Federal Frontier

Join us to discuss the road ahead, including how Federal leaders can pivot off the new strategy to drive innovation while implementing zero trust, educate and train the workforce – and secure the nation in the years to come. […]

New & Next: Put Data to Work for Mission Success

Bite-Sized Cloud

Despite Federal agencies’ hunger for change, the idea of moving and modernizing myriad critical services from private servers to cloud infrastructure can seem overwhelming. […]

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Braving the Cloud Storm

MeriTalk, in partnership with RedSeal, explored the challenges of comprehensive multi-cloud security and the need for improved visibility. We examine the steps agencies are taking to clear the security fog and offer recommendations for finding calm in the cloud storm.


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The Time is Now

With two of the Cloud Strategy programs of record – the Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) program and milCloud 2.0, it is clear there is a massive opportunity to transform the DoD mission with accelerated migration.


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Past Events

USGIF invites you to join us for the GEOINT 2023 Symposium—the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation. With an average total attendance of more than 4,000, the event is a unique and unparalleled gathering of the GEOINT community, with attendees spanning government, military, industry, and academia. […]

Cyber Smoke - Where Fed IT Gets Social

Join MeriTalk for an evening of networking and honoring individuals who have made significant contributions across cyber programs in Federal IT, all while enjoying a cigar and cocktail on Morton’s patio. The Morton’s dining room is also available for dinner reservations onsite. […]

Cyber Central May 2023 - Public-Private Priority

Join MeriTalk for Cyber Central in Washington, D.C. on May 17 for an examination of the strategy, challenges, and opportunities it brings to public and private sector organizations. Government and industry IT leaders will explore cyber policy, zero trust, supply chain security, cloud security, information sharing, and more. […]


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