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Five earn Cloud Innovation awards

Dec. 17, 2013 - 11:20AM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY Staff writer   |   Comments

Five federal employees will leave the Federal Cloud Computing Summit on Tuesday with Cloud Innovation awards. The Advanced Mobility Academic Research Center, which organizes the summit, gave awards to:

Matt Goodrich, General Services Administration — As program manager for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), Goodrich created a unified framework for security authorizations for cloud services for all federal agencies.

Jennifer Gray, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services — Gray, HHS’s federal cloud lead for enterprise architecture, led the effort to have HHS become the first agency to grant an agency authority to operate through the FedRAMP process for a major cloud provider.

Roopangi Kadakia, NASA — Kadakia, Web services executive for NASA, a helped to build a Web strategy for NASA that enables website and Web application owners to migrate into the cloud and build standards-based solutions that are secure and cost effective.

Julie Mintz, Defense Information Systems Agency — Mintz, planning integration branch chief for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cross-functional solutions center, earned the award for her work in developing processes for using FedRAMP authorization packages.

Tony Cossa, GSA — Cossa serves as the travel and transportation director for the Office of Travel, Motor Vehicle, and Card Services for GSA. He was awarded for leadership in the effort to give GSA’s national customer service center a modernized, cloud-based solution built on Software as a Service (SaaS) capability.

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