Is Mission Driving Your Cloud Strategy?

In working with federal agencies, we’re seeing a new level of maturity in terms of the ability to use the cloud to dramatically impact mission, achieving much more than just cost savings. For example, the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Access to Care allows Veterans, caregivers and the public to access wait time and quality of…

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Building Real World Solution on Azure Government with Machine Learning 

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti sits down to talk with Vishwas Lele, CTO, Applied Information Sciences, about building real world solutions on Azure Government with Machine Learning. Vishwas describes a solution built for a classified customer in which machine learning is used to provide recommendations on relevant news articles…

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Benefits of Blockchain for Government Agencies

Kevin Leffew is a Solution Specialist for Microsoft for US SLG with a specialization in Blockchain and the Modern Workplace.  You can find him writing about all things related to blockchain, distributed systems, and digital identity on his blog (https://medium.com/@kleffew) and on Twitter @kleffew94 In today’s rapidly modernizing economy, the digital transformation of government organizations…

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Change the Way Your Agency Thinks About the Cloud  

Cloud migration should be at the top of every Federal CIO’s priority list. [1]Cloud technology offers agencies the tools they need to drive impact with innovation in a rapidly changing digital world. With the cloud, CIOs can bring about digital transformation to support agency missions, using technology as the foundation of new approaches to citizen…

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Empower Federal Employees with Modern Technology

In Gartner’s Top Seven Priorities for U.S. Federal CIOs, they maintain that revitalizing the IT workforce should be looked at as an opportunity for CIOs to improve the quality of employees their organization has.[1] One  way of doing this is by modernizing the workforce with new and innovative technology. CIOs can leverage updated technology as…

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How Government is Using IoT to Provide Better Services to Citizens

A recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) estimates that by 2020 the number of devices connected to the internet will exceed 30 billion.[1] This web of connected devices, or Internet of Things (IoT), gives government agencies a new and unique opportunity to leverage innovative technology to provide better services to citizens. While IoT…

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Azure Blueprint Automation: Web Applications for FedRAMP

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of a new Azure Blueprint Automation: Web Applications for FedRAMP. This Blueprint Automation deploys and configures Azure resources in a simple reference architecture and implements a subset of controls from the FedRAMP High baseline, based on NIST SP 800-53. Deploying the solution requires less than 10…

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Elevating the Value of the CIO

As the Microsoft Azure Government federal lead partnering with CIOs, I’m often asked: “What are the top priorities for modernizing government?” With new legislation empowering CIOs to take a greater leadership role in transforming the business of government, we’re seeing new opportunities to innovate while reducing technology debt A recent report from Gartner Top Seven…

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