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ICH/ITAAC Announces Second Agile Cloud Environment Event

Government representatives will have the opportunity to evaluate all candidate services

The 2nd Agile Cloud Environment event will be held on May 21, 2014 at TIA Headquarters. This event will focus on development of the Agile Cloud Environment Service Catalog. The meeting will feature a series of 30 minute presentations during which prospective government users of the "Third Rail" will voice their desires and expectations with regard to the postulated cloud services. This event will also serve as an opportunity for industry attendees to offer queries of their own to the government presenters.
The initial "Vendor Service Registration" period starts now and will close on May 21st. Any company interested in registering their service can do so at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PD7PV58 . There is a strong preference for services that  have following characteristics:

- Open and well documented APIs
- Available architectural artifacts as outlined in the PM ISE Information Interoperability Presentation ( http://www.slideshare.net/kvjacksn/pm-ise-information-interoperability-p... , Slide 16)
- Services with existing technical and operational support infrastructure
- Direct relevance to current Government mission requirements
- Services that embodying the 5 essential cloud computing characteristics as defined by NIST (On-demand self service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured service)

Following the second event, government representatives will have the opportunity to evaluate all candidate services for mission relevance and applicability. A technical team will also evaluate prospective services for interoperability using criteria outlines by Project Interoperability.

Questions may be sent to [email protected].

Please join the discussion on the Agile Cloud Environment group on LinkedIn
( https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Agile-Cloud-Working-Group-8103219/about )

 

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE