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.

NOAA, Microsoft Will Advance National Climate Efforts Through Advanced Tech Partnership

Microsoft’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence tools will help NOAA further its climate and weather predictions and forecast modeling through research and development efforts.

Census Targets Data Modernization, Cybersecurity Ahead of 2030 Rollout

Officials at the Census Bureau want to give the agency’s operations a strong, data-centric approach to collecting and securing American demographic information.

Is the Pentagon Changing Fast Enough?

So far, two former defense insiders say, new service organizations are more promise than improvement.

Pentagon on Track to Award $9 Billion Cloud Contract in December

The Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

Government Makes Good Strides for Cloud Migration, Report Finds

According to the report, government and the public sector are strong in their cloud migration efforts, but lagging behind the private sector in other areas of digital modernization.

CISA Seeks Feedback on Baseline Measures to Secure Cloud Configuration

Initial baselines address Microsoft services, and baselines for configuring rival services from Google are up next. 

Cloud Training for All is Critical to Migration Efforts, Experts Say

Panelists at an ATARC conference highlighted the importance of workers, not just technologists understanding the cloud to enhance its efforts.

NOAA Looks to Transition Ground-Based Radio Processing to the Cloud

The agency plans to offer industry and academia the chance to demonstrate how cloud solutions could enable their radio processing objectives.

Federal Agencies Still Face Several Cloud Challenges, Watchdog Says

Years after prior watchdog reports, agencies still have not fully implemented Government Accountability Office recommendations.

The Air Force Has A Plan To #Fixourcomputers and More

After airman complaints go viral, USAF CIO promises to make the service’s IT more generally reliable and capable.