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  • Tom Keane: Microsoft Debuts Internet-of-Things Hub on Azure Govt Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Tom Keane: Microsoft Debuts Internet-of-Things Hub on Azure Govt Cloud

    Microsoft has introduced an internet-of-things hub on the company’s Azure Government cloud platform in a push to help customer agencies connect, track and manage connected devices. Tom Keane, general manager of the Microsoft Azure team, wrote in a blog entry published Monday the IoT Hub is designed to help government users secure communications from  device to cloud and or vice versa. The […] More

  • StoneFly Integrates Disaster Recovery Tool With Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud Platforms - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    StoneFly Integrates Disaster Recovery Tool With Microsoft Azure, AWS Cloud Platforms

    StoneFly has combined its disaster recovery and backup tool with cloud platforms from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. The integration with AWS' Amazon Glacier and Simple Storage Service as well as Microsoft’s Azure Government and public cloud platforms seeks to equip StoneFly's DR365 disaster recovery system with repositories designed to secure data, StoneFly said Wednesday. DR365 has […] More

  • Susie Adams: Microsoft Provides Tech Support for VA Healthcare Access Tool - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Susie Adams: Microsoft Provides Tech Support for VA Healthcare Access Tool

    Microsoft has provided its government cloud platform and database technology to the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to help VA launch a web-based tool for military veterans and family members to access their healthcare data electronically. Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft’s federal business, said Thursday VA’s Access to Care platform is built and hosted in […] More

  • Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO From VA - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO From VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has granted authority-to-operate certification to Microsoft‘s Azure Government cloud platform through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Microsoft said Wednesday the FedRAMP High ATO designation confirms that Azure meets security standards needed to handle sensitive VA workloads such personally identifiable information and protected health information. The company also received FedRAMP approval in February to add 12 customer-facing services in Azure Government’s provisional ATO. […] More

  • Microsoft Adds Big Data, Analytics, Visualization Tools to Azure Govt Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Adds Big Data, Analytics, Visualization Tools to Azure Govt Cloud

    Microsoft has added two big data and visualization tools to the company’s Azure Government cloud platform. Tom Keane, a Microsoft general manager, wrote in a blog post published Monday the HDInsight and Power BI offerings are designed to help government agencies manage, analyze and visualize huge quantities of data in Azure. He said HDInsight works to help users build data and […] More

  • Microsoft Adds 12 Services to FedRAMP-Compliant Azure Govt Cloud Suite - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Adds 12 Services to FedRAMP-Compliant Azure Govt Cloud Suite

    Microsoft has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program approval to include an additional 12 customer-facing services in the Azure Government Cloud‘s provisional authorization-to-operate. The company said Wednesday it now offers 32 infrastructure and platform service offerings that comply with FedRAMP’s high-impact baseline requirements. Microsoft’s entire Operations Management Suite is certified for use in Azure Government and designed to help customer agencies utilize the hybrid cloud along with […] More

  • John Dancy: CSRA to Migrate Workload to Microsoft Azure Government Cloud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    John Dancy: CSRA to Migrate Workload to Microsoft Azure Government Cloud

    CSRA will transfer its workload to Microsoft's Azure Government cloud platform under a three-year enterprise agreement between the two companies. The deal also allows CSRA to use Microsoft's Office 365 software platform for the cloud environment, CSRA said Monday. John Dancy, chief information officer of CSRA, said the company aims to operate 70 percent of its applications […] More

  • Microsoft Introduces Azure Blueprint for DoD Impact Level 5 ATO - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Introduces Azure Blueprint for DoD Impact Level 5 ATO

    Microsoft has expanded the Azure Blueprint program in efforts to help Defense Department mission owners achieve authorization to operate under the Impact Level 5 baseline. John Molesky writes in a blog post published Monday the new Azure Blueprint release covers a DoD L5 Customer Responsibility Matrix and System Security Plan template to assist personnel who implement mission-level […] More

  • Microsoft's Azure Govt Cloud Gets DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft’s Azure Govt Cloud Gets DoD Impact Level 5 Provisional Authorization

    The Defense Information Systems Agency has granted Microsoft‘s government cloud platform an information level impact 5 provisional authorization that offers Defense Department personnel an option to use the cloud service to manage controlled unclassified data. Tom Keane, Microsoft Azure general manager, wrote in a blog post published Friday the company worked with DISA and other mission partners to help Azure Government meet cloud computing […] More

  • Microsoft Gets FedRAMP Board Approval to Add 8 Services to Azure Govt Cloud's P-ATO Certification Scope - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Gets FedRAMP Board Approval to Add 8 Services to Azure Govt Cloud's P-ATO Certification Scope

    Microsoft has added eight service offerings to the Azure Government cloud platform's provisional authority-to-operate certification coverage under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The company said Wednesday it secured clearance from FedRAMP's Joint Authorization Board to add the services to the cloud's P-ATO at the “high impact level.“ The addition of the services brings […] More

  • Microsoft Unveils New Azure FedRAMP High Baseline Guide - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Unveils New Azure FedRAMP High Baseline Guide

    Microsoft‘s Azure Government Engineering unit has released a new platform for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program High Baseline system that will serve as a guide to receive authority-to-operate designations. A blog post published Tuesday says the Azure Blueprint is now available on the FedRAMP High Baseline system and will work to help facilitate the use […] More

  • Microsoft Introduces Support Tool for Azure Govt Users in DoD - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Introduces Support Tool for Azure Govt Users in DoD

    Microsoft has released the Azure Blueprint tool for Defense Department clients in an effort to help Azure Government users at the agency attain authorizations to operate. Nate Johnson, a senior project manager at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Monday the Azure Blueprint has expanded in a push to aid DoD customers that utilize the Azure Government cloud platform […] More

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