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How is DoD is adapting and how are military leaders taking advantage of innovations in the commercial world to be more mobile and, in many ways simplify how they use their systems to meet their missions?
The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has reworked its relationship with Microsoft. CIO Roger Baker told In Depth that while daily operations won't change for VA employees, other vendors may be on the chopping block.
Microsoft has found several critical security risks in its Office and Internet programs that may leave people open to hackers this tax season. The biggest problem is in Internet Explorer software, because every single version of the program is at risk, the company said.
Tuesday, March 27th
Federal agencies are working hard to comply with the Cloud First mandate evaluating projects that are ready to move to public and private clouds. The concept of a Private Cloud is a computing model that uses resources which are dedicated to your agency. While virtualization is an important technological component of private cloud, the key differentiator is the continued abstraction of computing resources from infrastructure and the machines (virtual or otherwise) used to deliver those resources. Only by delivering this abstraction can customers achieve the benefits of private cloud - including improved agility and responsiveness, reduced TCO, and increased business alignment and focus. Most importantly, a private cloud promises to exceed the cost effectiveness of a virtualized infrastructure through higher workload density and greater resource utilization. Join us for a discussion on the benefits of Private cloud and next steps that should be considered.
Microsoft received 20 submissions in a contest to come up with new security technologies. The company's Blue Hat Prize will pay the winner $200,000.
Code written to test a hole in software from Microsoft escaped into the hands of hackers.
The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.
The department released a new RFP asking for a host of services. Interior made an award in 2010 to a Microsoft provider only to see a Google provider protest and eventually force the agency to pull back the contract.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.