Nearly a dozen teams of technology vendors have been approved to provide IT infrastructure as a service to government agencies through Apps.gov, the General Services Administration's cloud computing portal. The new blanket service agreement makes it possible for federal, state and local government agencies to order on-demand virtual servers, cloud storage and web hosting as needed from GSA-approved service providers. Cloud vendors must satisfy FISMA's "moderate impact" data security level to par
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Eyak Technology, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska (pictured), bids for government business as an Alaska native-owned small business, and CEO Keith Gordaoff is a member of the Eyak people. Three of Eyak's other senior execs were formerly with systems integrator GTSI, based in northern Virginia. In September 2010, Eyak made a bid to acquire GTSI, but it withdrew the offer after the Small Business Administration temporarily suspended GTSI from bidding on future government contracts. That suspension was lifted in October 2010.
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