Steampunk | February 14, 2023
Steampunk, an IT services and consulting company, has recently announced that it achieved the FedRAMP Technical Review and Analysis Support Services contract award.
It has been providing support to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the FedRAMP programs, with the tasks of cybersecurity, information assurance, and risk-based reviews for FedRAMP cloud service candidates of Joint Authorization Board's Provisional Authorization to Operate (JAB P-ATO) issue. It also undertakes independent cybersecurity risk assessments of cloud service for cloud service provider (CSP) candidates, collaborating with multiple discipline IT teams and resolving security or risk detection conflicts. With the support of FedRAMP, it has worked with the largest CSPs worldwide, like Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google, along with the monitorization of more than 30 CSPs.
For the task order on the DHS EAGLE II contract, it started working with FedRAMP in August 2016. It continued coordination with the FedRAMP programs for more than five years, expecting to review additional offerings over the next three years for an increase in demand for FedRAMP programs. It is also expected to partner with the General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Defense (DoD) of the United States government, securing cloud platforms for federal agencies.
Chief Growth Officer of Steampunk, Brad Cole said, "Steampunk's information security work at DHS has been part of the foundation of our company. We are thrilled to continue partnering with DHS to enable secure cloud modernization across the federal government and to bring our focus on service design to help drive improvements in the FedRAMP review process."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Steampunk, a federal contracting company, brings innovation to clients from the Homeland, Health, Federal Civilian, and DOD sectors. With its start-up culture and human-centered delivery approach, it is assisting federal agencies from design to development, enhancing their mission impacts and user experience. Being an employee-owned company, it invests in its employees to encourage and reward them for contributing to its growth. It offers services in IT solutions, modernization, disruption, machine learning, artificial intelligence, agile, design thinking, Human Centered Design (HCD), cybersecurity, data exploitation, cloud capabilities, cloud services, big data, digital platforms, development, security, and operations, government, and federal contractor services.
Carahsoft | March 01, 2023
On February 28, 2023, Carahsoft Technology Corp., the Government IT solutions provider and one of the global leaders in Execution Management and Process Mining, Celonis, announced the federal, state, and local governments of the United States can now access the Celonis Execution Management System (EMS) with the help of Carahsoft.
Public and private sector organizations’ processes function on many IT systems, including supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), and enterprise resource planning (ERP), which run in silos. The Celonis EMS is designed to identify and eliminate these process inefficiencies by freeing up resources and radically enhancing overall performance. It combines data across present systems and offers a real-time scanning of an organization’s business process. It reveals inefficiencies and calculates their impact on performance precisely. It then automatically resolves the issue or guides teams to do so.
With Carahsoft, the General Services Administration Schedule extended Celonis’ availability to Federal, Local and State Governments. As a result, the Celonis EMS is currently operational in key government departments and processes, from the transformation of finance, procurement, and administration to the change of mission-focused employee and citizen services. The citizen benefits and key agency includes improved efficiency and optimization of modernization and system transformation investments through visibility across siloed technology stacks and departments, end-to-end agency process transparency and checking if they meet KPI to improve efficiency and effectiveness and process simplification improves performance cost savings, operational efficiency, workforce productivity, and better customer experience.
Founded in 2004, a trusted government IT solutions provider, Carahsoft, integrates technological expertise with government procurement process understanding to help public sector organizations select and implement the solution. It is the largest government partner and the master government aggregator for a number of its best-of-breed vendors. In addition, it drives value for an extensive ecosystem of IT manufacturers, system integrators, resellers, and consulting partners. The company is based in Reston, Virginia, and its dedicated solutions teams support proactive sales, delivery of strategic solutions and marketing to help improve the productivity and efficiency of government IT.
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Rancher Government Solutions | February 10, 2023
Rancher Government Solutions (RGS) named Booz Allen Hamilton the inaugural recipient of its annual Innovation Partner of the Year Award for its excellent leadership in providing DevSecOps services as well as vital technical expertise to the Air Force's Platform One initiative, which aims to advance and re-imagine the Department of Defense's (DOD) approach to software delivery.
Rancher Government Solutions picked Booz Allen Hamilton for its expertise in advocating the adoption of Kubernetes and other cloud-native, open-source technologies to facilitate digital transformation and enhance mission success in the U.S. government.
The partnership between Booz Allen and RGS on USAF Platform One is an excellent illustration of how these transformative technologies promote innovation and modernization inside the Department of Defense (DOD). RGS, in conjunction with Booz Allen and USAF Platform One leadership, is supporting the innovative work of the Air Force and the Department of Defense with its technical knowledge across a variety of Platform One value streams.
Booz Allen, partnered with RGS as a key supporter of Platform One, is at the forefront of enterprise-wide software industrialization and innovation for DOD, the federal government, and private sector organizations that can leverage Platform One to accelerate delivery via continuous, reusable, flexible, and secure solutions. The U.S. Air Force has teamed with Booz Allen to commercialize Platform One's Big Bang product and Iron Bank container hardening services, accelerating the delivery of contemporary, secure mission capabilities at scale.
Platform One's primary concept is that business software services must be open, vendor-agnostic, scalable, and interoperable, with continuous delivery and extensive security. The Air Force required an innovative solution that would enable it to assume complete control of its infrastructure, adopt open architecture across the organization, and engage with industry partners in wholly unusual ways. Platform One was created to pioneer this concept and revolutionize the DOD's software distribution approach.
About Rancher Government Solutions
Rancher Government Solutions is designed to address the security and operational requirements of the U.S. government and military through application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes. Rancher is a comprehensive open-source software stack for container-using teams. It tackles the operational and security concerns of maintaining numerous Kubernetes clusters at scale and provides DevOps teams with tools for executing containerized workloads. RGS presently supports projects throughout the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and civilian agencies with U.S.-based American citizens with the highest security clearances.