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Cloud and Defense Meeting on the Hill - February 12

Join the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group on Thursday, February 12 from 12 - 2 p.m. on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building, room 2168. Defense IT leaders will discuss the new DoD cloud strategy, how they balance security concerns and requirements, and the future of the DoD’s relationship with public cloud service providers.

This lunch meeting is complimentary.  Space is limited. For more information and to register, visit


Cloud Acquisition: How to Buy - March 11

Join the Cloud Computing Exchange for the next quarterly meeting on Wednesday, March 11 from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Tower Club at Tysons Corner for a conversation on Cloud Acquisition - How do Buy. Maynard Crum, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Programs, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration, will lead the conversation.

This breakfast is government only and registration is complimentary. RSVP to Caroline Carpenter at (703) 883-9000 ext. 103 or Space is limited.




Cloud Connect: The Multi Cloud Balancing Act



On November 18 the half day Cloud Connect event discussed the current state of cloud play and future cloud outlook. The event took a close look at what works, what doesn't, and which cloud solutions will accelerate Federal cloud adoption moving forward. 


2014 Cloud Computing Brainstorm



MeriTalk's Cloud Computing Brainstorm took place on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Click here to see photos from the event. For more information, please contact Caroline Carpenter at (703) 883-9000 ext. 103 or 


The App Gap

Feds spend $62 billion annually on legacy systems. Download our infographic to discover the path forward, and how cloud is bridging the gap.


The Latest on Government Cloud Applications


Visit our news page to keep up with government cloud apps news as it happens. Want cloud news delivered straight to your inbox? Subscribe for monthly updates.


 New Report Examines Cloud Data Stewardship Challenges


Agencies want to double their cloud use - but, 89 percent of Federal IT pros are apprehensive about migrating and giving up control. Download MeriTalk's recent report, "Cloud Control: Moving to the Comfort Zone," to examine data stewardship challenge in the evoling cloud landscape. 


IT Superhero Persona Quiz


Discover your alter ego. Take the IT Superhero Persona quiz. Then, recognize a real Federal superhero for a 2014 Merit Award.


The Cloud Evolution: How Can Feds Navigate the Path to the Cloud?

Microsoft has earned the FedRAMP seal of approval and can help guide agencies on their journey to the cloud with a wide-range of options that provide flexibility and scalability. Read the article.



Cloud Confusion: Is Private Cloud Holding Feds Back?

MeriTalk's study examines the benefits of private vs. community vs. hybrid cloud and details how Federal agencies can benefit from network-enabled cloud solutions. Download the report here.


Staying Safer in Cyberspace: Cloud Security on the Horizon

This paper offers a framework for integrating cloud computing, cyber security, and mobility programs in a way that enables the Federal government to realize the benefits. Read the full report.



Shared Services: Ready or Not?

MeriTalk's recent study, "Shared Services: Ready or Not?" examines the current state of shared services within the Federal government. Download the report to learn more.


Mark Day Highlights GSA Initiatives to Promote Cloud Adoption

Cloud computing promises Federal agencies some attractive benefits, but several obstacles stand in the way of those anticipated advantages. Read the full profile here.

Stay up to date on the latest cloud computing news


The FedRAMP OnRAMP provides transparency into the certification process.

Learn how the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group is helping to educate lawmakers and the public about cloud computing here.


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Case Studies: See what other agencies are doing to meet the FCCI requirements


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