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Deloitte expands government reach

Deloitte is ramping up its cloud services and expanding its government footprint.

On March 28 the company announced the acquisition of Day1 Solutions Inc., a cloud solutions provider with expertise in the Amazon Web Services Government Cloud environment. The firm is also opening new cloud studios, one of which will be in Washington, D.C. 

Day1’s cloud consulting work for government and commercial organizations covers areas such as systems integration, managed services and value-added reselling in support of AWS products.

“Most of Day1’s government customer base comes from the state and local government community,” Day1 founder and CEO Luis Benavides said.  The company has experience in meeting government cloud security compliance, including the Federal Information Security Management Act, Criminal Justice Information Services requirements and the Department of Defense Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide.  It has also worked in all AWS government cloud environments, including AWS East/West with FedRAMP, AWS GovCloud-US, and AWS C2S, Benavides said. 

In addition to its work in the federal space, Day1 also has several statewide government IT transformation projects through the National Association of State Procurement Officials public cloud contract vehicle. 

Deloitte’s three new cloud studios are planned to open over the next year in Orlando, Fla.; New York; and Washington, D.C. The company also plans to hire 3,000 new engineers in the same time period. The majority of the new hires will work out of the new studios to help organizations integrate, streamline and manage business operations in the cloud, Deloitte officials said.

The Washington studio will service clients in all markets in the area, but “given the concentration of government clients in the area it will likely serve as the hub for government capabilities, similar to the Rosslyn federal office,”  Benavides said.

About the Author

Susan Miller is executive editor at GCN.

Over a career spent in tech media, Miller has worked in editorial, print production and online, starting on the copy desk at IDG’s ComputerWorld, moving to print production for Federal Computer Week and later helping launch websites and email newsletter delivery for FCW. After a turn at Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology, where she worked to promote technology-based economic development, she rejoined what was to become 1105 Media in 2004, eventually managing content and production for all the company's government-focused websites. Miller shifted back to editorial in 2012, when she began working with GCN.

Miller has a BA from West Chester University and an MA in English from the University of Delaware.

Connect with Susan at smiller@gcn.com or @sjaymiller.

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