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10/31/2019
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An AWS protest of JEDI isn't such a sure thing

The clock is ticking. Amazon Web Services, after losing the competition for the Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft, has 10 days to decide if it will protest. While many believe it's a given the company will file a protest with the Government Accountability Office, several procurement and IT experts say there's a good chance it won't. Why? It depends on the quality of the debriefing and whether AWS wants to risk damaging its relationship with a customer as big as the DOD. Billy Mitchell has more.


A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.


Gov Actually Episode 34: The history and importance of whistleblowers

Gov Actually is back with a brand new episode focused on the history and importance of whistleblowers. The concept has blown up the news cycle in recent weeks, playing a central role in Democrats’ campaign to impeach President Donald Trump. In the new podcast, hosts Dan Tangherlini and Danny Werfel dissect the governmental function of whistleblowers and reflect on their personal experiences with them while serving in federal agencies. Listen to the new episode.


DHS’s Donna Roy named CIO of CFPB

Donna Roy is set to depart DHS after a nearly 13-year run, she announced to her colleagues Wednesday. Roy will take over as CIO of CFPB in coming weeks. “I am looking forward to watching this team lead the path to the cloud, drive operational efficiency, stay hyper-focused on delivering faster—better—cheaper for our customers, and ensuring a strong cyber posture by continuing to lead the federal government with identity management capabilities,” she wrote in an email to her DHS team. Billy has this one too.


DLT Solutions to be acquired by Tech Data

DLT Solutions is set to be acquired by Tech Data. While Tech Data has a General Services Administration Schedule 70 contract, the acquisition of DLT, a company that helps tech companies sell to the government, will serve to deepen Tech Data’s involvement in this area. Tajha Chappellet-Lanier has the story.


Federal IT leaders discuss Cloud Smart and more

At the VMware Public Sector Innovation Summit, FedScoop spoke with federal IT leaders about the administration's Cloud Smart policy, the adoption of virtualization technology and more. Links to exclusive videos of those discussions are below.


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