Watchdog Security Reviews Not Guaranteed in FedRAMP Revamp

Legislation recently clearing a key Senate committee stops short of requiring the Government Accountability Office to review vendors’ encryption practices and supply chains.

The Pentagon’s Cloud War is (Finally) Nearing Conclusion

Following the end of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, a new effort is taking shape.

A Multi-Cloud Roadmap for Federal Agencies

A good multi-cloud strategy provides a single set of management tools.

DISA’s milCloud 2.0 to Sunset in Summer 2022

A determination was made amid the agency’s Strategic Program Assessment process.

Special Report: Computing on the Edge

As other infrastructure needs improve—from cloud to 5G networks—agencies are looking at what can be done at the edge, from warehouses to low-Earth orbit.

GAO: NSA Erred in Technical Evaluations of $10 Billion Cloud Contract

The Government Accountability Office recommended the NSA reevaluate bids from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.

What Agencies Need to Do to Combat Shadow IT Driven by Cloud Sprawl  

Cloud sprawl happens when development teams spin up new cloud resources, forget about them, then move on to the next urgent task.

‘Slow-Boil Crisis’: DIA Needs More Capability to Track Russian, Chinese Tech Work

It takes years to train intelligence analysts, but the Pentagon doesn’t have “that kind of time.”

Amazon Web Services Announces Second ‘Top Secret’ Cloud Region

The region is designed for U.S. defense, intelligence and national security agencies.

How a Cloud-Security Scaffolding Can Protect Your Multicloud Landscape

Different cloud environments have different security needs. Here’s how to create a cloud-security scaffolding to strengthen protections while reducing manual support.

Biden’s Management Agenda Highlights Need for High-Tech Federal Workforce

To deliver better citizen services, the government will need a skilled workforce and the technology to support it, management officials said.

Commerce Opens Bidding For $1.5B IT Modernization Contract

The department is accepting proposals for its CATTS Enterprise Tech Contact.

Former CYBERCOM Leader Urges Collective Defense Against Cyber Threats

Retired general Keith Alexander suggested a collective defense posture.

What Google’s New Cloud Security Authorizations Mean for Its Government Customers

Company officials called the updates the result of a significant engineering effort.