Cognitive Services on Azure Government – Intelligent Mission

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anna Roth (Senior Program Manager, Cognitive Services) about Cognitive Services in Azure Government. Anna discusses various aspects of how the technology works and how it enables developers to easily write code against the Cognitive Services APIs in any programming language they choose….


Microsoft Azure Enables NIST CSF Compliance: Identify Function

Today, as part of our ongoing support of the Cybersecurity Executive Order, I am pleased to announce the first in a series of documents on enabling compliance with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) through Microsoft Azure services. This first release specifically outlines how to implement the Identify function requirements using the services offered by Azure….

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Criminal Justice Information Services – What’s new in v5.6 and being considered for v5.7

Microsoft helping agencies prepare for regulatory revisions As part of Microsoft’s commitment to meet the applicable requirements of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, it is critical to prepare in advance for future requirements as well. With law enforcement deploying innovative solutions for camera technology, biometrics, jail/court/offender management, investigation and evidence solutions with…


Hear how contractors can drive IoT innovation in government – July 11 in Washington, DC

Gartner projects that 21 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. With the U.S. government market for the Internet of Things (IoT) beginning to take shape, we invite government contractors register to join Washington Technology and Microsoft to a free event, “How Contractors Can Drive IoT Innovation in Government,” Tuesday, July 11,…

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Announcing Microsoft Azure Government services in the Cloud Solution Provider program

We are excited to announce that Azure Government services are now available through the Cloud Solution Provider program (CSP). The CSP program enables partners to make Microsoft Cloud services part of their customer offerings, expanding U.S. government customer options in meeting their mission goals. With the CSP program, partners can now create high-value service offerings…


Microsoft Partners with Federal Tax Administrators at Annual Conference

Microsoft hosts Commissioners, Top Deputies, and Legal Staff at Redmond Campus The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) Annual Conference was host to over 250 Policy leaders such as economists, top deputies, commissioners, budget directors and legal staff assembling to discuss state and federal tax policy. A foundation for regulatory policy is the requirement for a secure…


Getting Beyond Lift-and-Shift on Azure Government Video – Part 2

Management wants you to move to the cloud. But if you simply lift-and-shift, you are missing out on tremendous opportunities to increase scalability and optimize resources, while also decreasing time and costs. In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti and Zach Kramer talk about the benefits of moving to PaaS. The…


Join us June 28! Azure Gov DC Meetup: IoT Strategies for Government

The rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) enables exciting capabilities to enhance agencies’ missions but also brings many challenges including security and strategies for integrating this evolving technology. Please RSVP to join us  for an evening of demos, use cases and best practices on how agencies can quickly and securely deploy IoT in…

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Evaluating Risk with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Risk Assessment Checklist

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of our Risk Assessment Checklist for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for Federal Agencies. The Checklist is available on the Service Trust Portal under “Compliance Guides”. Microsoft worked with our Azure Blueprint Partner, First Information Technology Services (FITS), to develop a streamlined guide for evaluating Federal information systems…

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Microsoft Expands Data Offerings for Government with General Availability of Azure IoT Hub on Azure Government

We’re excited to announce today that Microsoft has made IoT Hub available in Azure Government, the most secure and compliant cloud platform for U.S. government to run mission workloads. Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing industries such as utilities and retail, and now U.S. government customers and their partners will be able to more quickly…