IRS System Doesn’t Meet All Cloud Security Requirements, Watchdog Says

Treasury’s Inspector General found the IRS did not meet requirements like malicious code protection and timely risk mitigation.

FTC Seeks Info on Cloud Computing Market’s Influence

The Federal Trade Commission is asking for public feedback about the market power of cloud computing providers, among other information.

What's the Secret to Getting to the Cloud? Just do it

On the heels of a new federal cloud report, OPM officials tell The Partnership for Public Service what they learned in adopting cloud services and how to get started.

Cyber Criminals Are Increasingly Exploiting Cloud Environments, Report Finds

A new CrowdStrike report found that hackers and digital adversaries are relying less on malware, and more on unpatched vulnerabilities and data weaponization.

Good Government Report Details 5 Components of a Successful Cloud Strategy

The report—based on agency use cases—found that a successful strategy includes planning, testing, security, transformation and optimization.

DOD IG: Officials Failed to Identify Security Risks When Authorizing Cloud Services

An audit conducted by the Defense Department’s inspector general found agency components “may be unaware of known vulnerabilities and cybersecurity risks associated with operating their systems or storing their data.”

Microsoft Office 365 Now Available to Customers at Secret Classification

Microsoft’s productivity suite is now available at a more secure classification level.

Lack of Cloud Backups Poses a ‘Real Problem’ for Data Protection, Expert Says

A Veeam report found that a third of IT leaders did not think their cloud data needed to be backed up for security.

Navy Awards AWS Cloud Contract Worth Nearly $724 Million

The five-year contract gives the military branch access to the cloud giant’s full suite of commercial cloud services, trainings and certification programs. 

Let’s Make It Easier to Share Top-Secret Data With Allies, Intel Leader Says

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s CIO wants to expand collaborative workspaces—and resist the urge to mark everything NOFORN.

Pentagon: $9B Cloud Contract Gives Us ‘Leg Up’ on China, Adversaries

Defense officials explained the importance the department is placing on the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract.

Defense Policy Bill Features FedRAMP Authorization Act

Cybersecurity experts tell FCW that ‘authorizing FedRAMP is the first step to fully and robustly resourcing the program’ after it was established in 2011

Google Cloud Greenlit To Handle Sensitive Data Ahead Of Contract Reveal

The announcement comes just days ahead of the Pentagon’s expected reveal of contract winners for its $9 billion tactical cloud capability.

Ukraine Tech Chief: Cloud Migration ‘Saved Ukrainian Government and Economy’

“Russian missiles can’t destroy the cloud,” Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation explained.