ICH Agile Cloud is an industry-wide effort targeted at developing an open and inclusive cloud service brokerage environment capable of rapidly provisioning innovative technologies to the US Government on a fee for service basis. This cloud services environment will favor existing commercial services over custom development, will incorporate industry standards and will enforce a consistent implementation environment. Additional key characteristics will include:
- Interoperable technologies;
- A consistent acquisition model;
- Standard technical assessment framework; and a
- Standardized service level management model.
This effort is in response to feedback from a number of Government organizations who advocated for a new compensation model that will implement agile ways to contract with partners, so that “getting a contract could be a simple as clicking a link”. The Agile Cloud consortium will work with all Government partners to develop and implement processes and high-performance technical solutions that allow globally distributed virtual teams to be formed on-demand, based on topics, people’s registered skills and security classifications.
This announcement also comes one week before the 2nd Agile Cloud Environment event, scheduled for May 21, 2014 at TIA Headquarters in Arlington, VA. This event will focus on development of the Agile Cloud Environment Service Catalog and plans to feature a series of prospective government user presentations.
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 .
Government representatives from the following organizations are expected to attend:
- Defense Intelligence Agency
- US Army
- Veteran's Administration
- General Services Administration
- US Navy
- Department of Homeland Security
- Office of the Secretary of Defense
- Defense Information Systems Agency
- Federal Aviation Administration
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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