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….


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Microsoft’s Commitment to Strengthening Cybersecurity

Microsoft is first and foremost a cybersecurity company. Governments, restricted industries, and millions of individuals depend on the security of our products every day. And with our cloud services, we have taken our commitment to security and compliance to the next level. For insight into how Microsoft handles security company-wide and how we are working…


Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with New Jersey

Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 29 states. Meeting the applicable regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy is a long-term commitment for Microsoft. We don’t consider it a checkbox, it is a commitment. As part of this commitment, Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum with New Jersey. This brings the…


Azure Gov May Meetup Replay: Managing the Changing Hybrid Cloud Environment in Gov

For those who could not join us at the May Azure Gov DC Meetup, we are pleased to bring you the replay of “Managing the Changing Hybrid Cloud Environment in Gov.” The first segment kicks off with Azure Government updates then features Brian Harrison, cloud solution architect, Microsoft, who presents Microsoft Azure’s suite of services,…