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TSA’s Cloud Future Will Be A Hybrid of Agency-Approved Services

The agency released its Cloud Strategy 2.0, which calls for a mix of public and private cloud, but only from vendors pre-cleared by TSA.

Legacy Systems Held DHS' Biometrics Programs Back. Not Anymore.

The cloud-based HART system, which will house data on hundreds of millions of people, promises to significantly expand the department’s use of facial recognition and other biometric software, as well as its partnerships with external agencies.

How Federal Agencies Can Be More Proactive About Cloud Security

For starters, agencies need a deep understanding of user behavior.

Why It’s So Hard To Write Federal Technology Policy

As OMB's cloud lead, Bill Hunt, leaves his policy-writing role for an agency gig, he spoke with Nextgov about what goes into setting the IT agenda for the entire federal government.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Eyes Tech Sprints to Accelerate Advancements

The hope is to rapidly identify technological solutions for the agency’s toughest problems. 

Air Force Bids $95M Cloud Contract To Support Unified Cybersecurity Platform

The service plans to pick 15 vendors to support the LevelUP program with cloud-based DevOps platforms.

An Inside Look at All the Data CBP Collects About Everyone Crossing U.S. Borders

The agency is putting more data in the cloud and integrating more of its collection efforts.

Treasury Maps Out Its $1B Multicloud Future

According to the newly released acquisition roadmap, the T-Cloud contract will include, at least, offerings from AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle.

Agencies to Security Industry: Automate Cloud Compliance Faster

Cloud providers also want faster, more efficient FedRAMP compliance, and today, this is well in reach.

OMB Finalizes Long-Awaited Update to Internet Connection Policy

But practitioners will have to wait a few months more for the final use cases on which the policy is based.

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Pentagon’s DEOS Contract Protested

The Government Accountability Office will make a decision on the protest by Dec. 18

DISA is Merging Its Cyber Operations Into a Single Cloud-Based Platform

The Unified Situational Cyber Awareness capability would help cyber analysts keep tabs on every part of the Department of Defense Information Network.

A Closer Look at Federal Multicloud Adoption

A multicloud approach offers flexibility in infrastructure and could reduce federal technical debt.  

Defense Department Awards Its Other Multibillion Cloud Contract

The Marine Corps plans to test Defense Enterprise Office Solutions products in degraded environments.

Oracle Pledges to Keep JEDI Fight Alive In Court of Appeals

An appeal would bring Oracle’s fight with the Pentagon to over a year, as the department prepares to announce an award.

Multicloud Only Works if the Pentagon Starts Looking at It Holistically

By utilizing multicloud, Defense can move past the lag of legacy systems and begin replacing with new innovative technology.

CBP to Process Billions in Trade Revenue Using IBM Cloud

The “mainframe-as-a-service” model allowed the agency to migrate one of its more resource-intensive processes to the cloud.