Tag Archives: Azure Government

Microsoft Launches Azure Templates for DOD Security Implementation Standards Compliance

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Microsoft has released templates to help organizations ensure secure cloud transitions that comply with the Department of Defense’s quarterly-updated security implementation guide. Nirali Shah, program manager for Microsoft Azure Government, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the templates are meant to comply with the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Security Technical Implementation Guide that covers configurations for hardware, software and operating systems.

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Microsoft Federal President Rick Wagner Receives Fourth Consecutive Wash100 Award

Rick Wagner President Microsoft Federal

Rick Wagner, president of Microsoft’s federal arm, has received a Wash100 Award, the most celebrated award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for the fourth consecutive year. Wagner received his 2021 Wash100 Award for his leadership and efforts to drive digital transformation for federal agencies as they push adoption of the latest emerging technologies.

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Applied Insight Includes Azure Government Region to Cloud Emulation Services; Dede Dascalu Quoted

Dede Dascalu CEO Applied Insight

Applied Insight has enabled its emulation cloud product to support Microsoft's Azure Government Secret cloud region to help software vendors develop cloud-native tools in line with government security requirements. Applied Insight said Wednesday its SHIFT platform now emulates Microsoft's cloud environment designed for government clients' data and workloads that have been designated as secret.

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Byron Bright, Government Solutions President at KBR, Named to 2021 Wash100 for Driving Company Growth, Supporting Government, Military Customers

Byron Bright KBR

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Byron Bright, president for Government Solutions at KBR, as a recipient of the 2021 Wash100 Award, the most valued award in all of government contracting (GovCon), for his efforts to develop military technology solutions and capabilities as well as drive revenue and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for KBR. 

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Microsoft Azure Government Now Offers 142 Services With FedRAMP’s High Provisional Authorization

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Microsoft now has 142 cloud services certified with high provisional authorization to operate under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which aims to standardize the security of cloud products used in the federal government. The company said in a blog post published Thursday its offerings under the Azure Government cloud work to boost the security and compliance of federal agencies.

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Eric Brown: Microsoft Helps Defense Industrial Base Navigate Compliance Requirements Through Cloud Service

Eric Brown VP Microsoft

Eric Brown, vice president of Azure global mission platform engineering at Microsoft, said the company works to help Department of Defense customers and partners meet evolving compliance requirements through its Azure Government cloud platform. One of the compliance requirements that defense contractors should meet is DOD's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program and Brown wrote in a blog post published Tuesday how Azure Government and Microsoft 365 Government (GCC High) could help contractors achieve CMMC Level 3 and above.

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Toni Townes-Whitley on Microsoft’s Efforts to Help Gov’t Customers Ensure Continuity of Operations

Toni Townes-Whitley Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, president of U.S. regulated industries at Microsoft, has described how the company helped agencies increasingly pursue digital transformation efforts as the COVID-19 pandemic tested the government's mission resiliency. She wrote in a blog entry posted Monday that the departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense implemented Microsoft offerings, such as Bing Maps Platform and Azure Government, to support continued operations.

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Microsoft, Panasonic Team Up to Automate Law Enforcement Video Redaction; Eric Symon Quoted

Eric Symon Director Panasonic

Microsoft and Panasonic have partnered in an effort to help law enforcement organizations automate the process of editing sensitive content out of video files used as criminal justice evidence. Panasonic said Friday its IDguard identity redaction technology runs on the Microsoft Azure Government cloud platform and seeks to reduce manual editing on censorship tasks by 90 percent.

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