Data

U.S. Cloud Service Giants Take Action Against Russia

The largest cloud providers in the U.S. are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

CXO Briefing

TMF Announces Two New Awards

The U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission and the Selective Service System are in line for IT modernization funding boosts.

Podcasts

Critical Update: Flashback to the Government’s Cloud Anxiety, Even Before SolarWinds

Re-writing the law for agencies to procure more secure cloud services is now mandated by executive order.

Cybersecurity

NSA Stresses Vendor Diversification in Guidance on Network Segmentation

Robust firewalls within and around a network are especially important in environments incorporating industrial control systems, which have been targeted in Russian state-sponsored operations.

Policy

US-EU Alignment on Tech Policy Shaky in Face of Russian Aggression

The conflict in Ukraine is reinforcing an industry-friendly argument for how the government should regulate cybersecurity.

IT Modernization

Oracle’s Cloud Can Now Host Select Top Secret Defense Data

The company will make use of special regions to store the government’s data.

Ideas

Attitudes About the Future of Work Have Dramatically Changed

Now it’s time to embrace hybrid work and enhance mission performance. 

Ideas

Is the Growth of Data Pedestrian or Problematic?

The intersection of cloud, edge computing and the exponential growth of data is going to increase the burden on organizations’ operations. 

CXO Briefing

Newly Uncovered Emails Intensify Republican Senator's Unease About DOD’s Cloud Contracts

A senior senator continued a back-and-forth with auditors over the Defense Department's now-canceled JEDI contract.

IT Modernization

In IT Modernization And Cloud Adoption, Don’t Overlook Employee Training

Training helps keep employees up to date on the latest tech and keep them engaged, according to GSA Cloud Optimization Director Thomas Santucci.

Cybersecurity

Corrected: FedRAMP Bill Includes Transparency Provisions for New Advisory Council

The legislation would create a public-private advisory council that would be subject to most of the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

Cybersecurity

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.

CXO Briefing

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.

Ideas

A Multi-Cloud Roadmap for Federal Agencies

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

Emerging Tech

DISA’s milCloud 2.0 to Sunset in Summer 2022

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

CXO Briefing

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.

CXO Briefing

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.

Ideas

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.

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