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Microsoft’s HoloLens to Aid Int’l Space Station Crew Under NASA’s Project Sidekick

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft's HoloLens to Aid Int'l Space Station Crew Under NASA's Project Sidekick

Microsoft is working with NASA on Project Sidekick to provide virtual training and assistance to the crew of the International Space Station through the company’s HoloLens technology. The space agency said June 26 the project aims to leverage commercial technology for the ISS crew’s empowerment and efficiency. Sam Scimemi, director of the ISS program …

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Michael Donlan: Police Departments Cite FBI's Security Standards Compliance for Microsoft's Cloud Adoption

ExecutiveBiz - Michael Donlan: Police Departments Cite FBI's Security Standards Compliance for Microsoft's Cloud Adoption

Law enforcement agencies in California and North Carolina have started to adopt Microsoft's cloud platform due to the offering's compliance with the security regulations of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services. The Los Angeles Police Department and North Carolina-based Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are among the agencies that access fingerprint files, …

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Microsoft Inks Software Licensing Deal With Commerce Dept

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft Inks Software Licensing Deal With Commerce Dept

The Commerce Department has struck an agreement with Microsoft Corp. for the agency to obtain licenses of the company's software product. The department said Thursday it will have access to Microsoft software items and product updates under the blanket purchase agreement. Commerce intends for the three-year deal to achieve its productivity goals. Microsoft will also …

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MapR, Microsoft to Offer Hadoop On-Demand Via Azure Cloud

ExecutiveBiz - MapR, Microsoft to Offer Hadoop On-Demand Via Azure Cloud

Microsoft and MapR Technologies are planning to deliver MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop via Azure‘s cloud services and integrate MapR Distribution with Azure Data Lake. MapR said Wednesday the partnership aims to provide Hadoop to clients on demand and enable additional capacity for storage and analytics. Azure customers will also have access to the MapR-DB NoSQL database …

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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Data Governance Critical for Federal BYOD Programs

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft's Susie Adams: Data Governance Critical for Federal BYOD Programs

Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft‘s federal government business, has recommended that agencies implement user-focused security policies to manage personal devices in the workplace, GCN reported Friday. “It's about governance first,“ Adams told GCN in an interview. “Maintaining control over employee access to data regardless of the device becomes …

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Curt Kolcun: Forbes-Microsoft Cloud Report Looks at ‘Real-World’ Gov’t Adoption Stories

ExecutiveBiz - Curt Kolcun: Forbes-Microsoft Cloud Report Looks at 'Real-World' Gov't Adoption Stories

A new report from Forbes Insights and Microsoft predicts a surge in the adoption of cloud-based technologies among government agencies driven by scalability and potential cost savings. Forbes said Thursday the report titled From Promise to Reality: How Local, State and Federal Government Agencies Achieve Results in the Cloud shows familiarity with …

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Microsoft Execs: Continuous Detection, Uniform Standards Key in Federal Cyber Defense Efforts

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft Execs: Continuous Detection, Uniform Standards Key in Federal Cyber Defense Efforts

Many enterprise organizations will shift to a posture that sees them operate under the assumption that they have already suffered a computer security breach and cloud computing will be a factor in that approach, two cybersecurity executives from Microsoft have told ExecutiveBiz. Scott Price, general manager of the software giant’s …

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Michael Donlan: California DOJ OKs Microsoft Azure Gov’t for FBI Criminal Records Access

ExecutiveBiz - Michael Donlan: California DOJ OKs Microsoft Azure Gov't for FBI Criminal Records Access

Microsoft‘s government cloud offering is now available to law enforcement agencies in California after the state’s justice department established Microsoft Azure Government‘s compliance with federal data security and privacy regulations. Michael Donlan, vice president of Microsoft’s U.S. state and local government business, said Wednesday on the company website that compliance covers standards …

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Smartvue to Use Microsoft Azure Government for Cloud Video Surveillance Services

ExecutiveBiz - Smartvue to Use Microsoft Azure Government for Cloud Video Surveillance Services

Smartvue will deploy Microsoft‘s Azure Government platform to support cloud-based video surveillance services for government and military agencies in the U.S. The companies will combine cloud and video surveillance technology to provide agencies with scalability and data storage functions designed to secure sensitive data, Smartvue said Monday. “Smartvue is the first U.S. …

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Microsoft to Help NASA Scientists Work on Mars with Virtual Tech; Dave Lavery Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Microsoft to Help NASA Scientists Work on Mars with Virtual Tech; Dave Lavery Comments

Microsoft has partnered with NASA to develop a software technology for scientists to work on Mars in a virtual environment. Scientists will work to conduct science operations on Mars along with the Curiosity rover with Microsoft's HoloLens wearable technology that runs the OnSight software, NASA said Wednesday. “OnSight gives our rover scientists …

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