Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – accelerating compliance

Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency priorities. Azure Government was the first…

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Strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD – reducing risk

Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions, where should the DoD turn? In the new defense context of…

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A hybrid approach for the Department of Defense

Today, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is taking significant steps to modernize existing systems, opening the door for the use of emerging technologies to increase speed and agility. Accelerating adoption of cloud technologies is critical to the DoD’s ability to maintain the long-term strategic advantage of US military forces. However, the DoD still has…

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Optimizing defense systems with Advanced services

The proliferation of data from devices and sensors creates both challenges and opportunities for US armed forces. Today, data comes from both manned and unmanned platforms—ranging from form factors like the sophisticated instrumentation on a modern aircraft to the wearable gear.  The challenge in handling all this data lies in ensuring the intelligence delivered can…

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New eBook on strengthening cybersecurity for the DoD

The rapid evolution of technology and the exploitation of data, machine intelligence, and on-demand computing power is changing the requirements of cybersecurity. Fortunately, the tools available to the DoD are changing, too. Despite improvements in defensive capabilities, prevailing research still shows that, on average, it takes agencies more than 200 days to detect a significant…

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Aerospace and defense leader L3 Technologies selects Azure Government to accelerate innovation

Today we are pleased to announce that L3 Technologies, a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems and products used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms, has chosen Microsoft Azure Government as its primary cloud platform for expanding data analytics capabilities, optimizing IT operations, and delivering greater value to…

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A year in review for Azure Government

Looking back over the past year and seeing the progress we’ve made gives us a real sense of momentum as we continue to double-down on our investments in Azure Government in 2018. As the engineering lead for Azure Government, my team looks at everything from where we build datacenters, to what hardware and networking we…


Securing IaaS workloads for Department of Defense

  By Jason Henderson, Cloud Solutions Architect Kyle Hoyer, Technical Solutions Professional Derek Strausbaugh, Principal Program Manager, Azure Global A rapidly increasing number of DoD customers deploying IaaS workloads to Azure have been asking for guidance setting up secure virtual networks and configuring the security tools and services stipulated by DoD standards and practice. DISA…


Federal agencies continue to advance capabilities with Azure Government

We’re continuing to see agencies advance their capabilities using Azure Government. Two agencies have recently issued new Authority to Operate (ATO) designations for Azure Government: the U.S. Air Force with a DoD Impact Level 4 ATO for its Common Computing Environment (CCE) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with a FedRAMP High ATO. DoD…


Announcing the availability of DoD regions via Government CSP Program for Azure Government

We are excited to announce that partners can now re-sell Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 5 Azure Government regions to their customers through the Cloud Solution Provider Program (CSP). We’re committed to expanding partner opportunities to bring cloud innovation to their defense customers, and the availability of the DoD regions through CSP is an…

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