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BAE Systems, Dell EMC Partner for Secure US Government Cloud Solution


BAE Systems, a Top 100 MSSP and British aerospace, defense and security firm, and Dell EMC have unveiled the federated secure cloud solution for the U.S. government.

The federated secure cloud is a hybrid cloud solution that meets Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements and features more than 900 security controls, according to a prepared statement.

It enables security administrators to automate patching and updates, minimize disruptions to end users and missions and reduce localized IT administrative costs, the companies claim.

What Does the Federated Secure Cloud Offer Government Agencies?

With the federated secure cloud, government agencies can leverage some of the highest assurance enterprise desktop services available, BAE said.

The federated secure cloud is designed to power government agency-level IT modernization or support small, forward-operating units, BAE noted. It also empowers users to collaborate securely through common business applications and provides users with common access to mission-critical tools.

Security administrators can use the federated secure cloud to analyze a cloud operating environment's users, data, infrastructure and tools, BAE indicated. That way, the federated secure cloud enables security administrators to assess the performance of an entire cloud environment.

In addition, the federated secure cloud provides zero-anonymity security, according to BAE. It ensures security administrators can monitor, track and control all software, hardware and user access to various clouds in real-time.

The federated secure cloud is now available. It allows government agencies to offer users common access to a customized catalog of services, along with optional managed services such as an enterprise help desk, system management functions and agency-specific application marketplaces.

BAE Doubles Down on Technology

BAE has been in evolution mode -- moving hard to further expand its managed services and digital expertise. That has required rebalancing the business a bit. The company in October 2017 announced it eliminated 1,915 jobs from its workforce. The company also strengthened its air, maritime and land sectors and removed management layers, including its platforms & services (P&S) UK and P&S international operating groups.

At the time, BAE planned to add a chief technology officer to join the company's executive committee, according to a prepared statement. The CTO would focus on BAE's technology development and innovation across its products, services and operations.

BAE supplies cyber, intelligence and security capabilities to government agencies and cybersecurity and network security capabilities to commercial customers. The company employs approximately 83,100 workers worldwide.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.