Cloud

Pentagon’s effort to supply department-wide cloud capabilities is delayed, again

Officials say they essentially underestimated how long it would take to review plans from the four cloud service providers.

Navy CIO says the service is 'on the cusp' of CAC-less cloud access

In an effort to bring the Navy's technology into the present day, CIO Aaron Weis says the service is testing solutions that would allow personnel to connect from virtually any (approved) device without a common access card.

Army sees results as it continues to expand its data-driven tools and cloud ecosystem

A senior official shed light on progress the branch is making in its modernization pursuits.

U.S. cloud service giants take action against Russia

The largest cloud providers in the U.S. are responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Oracle’s cloud can now host select Top Secret defense data

The company will make use of special regions to store the government’s data.

DOD's testing chief wants cloud contracts to allow for more security checks

The Defense Department's Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation recommended commercial cloud contracts be renegotiated to include independent cyber assessments.

Air Force doubles down on tech to stay on top of supply chain demands

Officials recently shed light on a system that explores “what-ifs” connected to needed assets.

Protecting containers and Kubernetes to support the modern warfighter

The sheer range of data sources and formats commonly used by containerized applications also means that containers need to be protected at the application level, rather than by a hardware or database-level solution.

DISA preps for a diverse hybrid cloud environment

The Defense Information Systems Agency is experimenting with using commercial containers in data centers to help prepare for a multi-vendor, multi-capability cloud environment.

DISA is done with MilCloud 2.0

The program, which has a contract set to expire in May 2022, was designed to help DOD users from the military services and combatant commands leverage commercial cloud services.

JWCC is not a cloud 'competition'

The Pentagon's latest multi-cloud effort, the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability program, could change how the department buys enterprise services, according to a top defense IT official.

GAO backs Microsoft's protest of $10 billion NSA cloud award to AWS

The Government Accountability Office agreed that aspects of the National Security Agency's evaluation of a major cloud award were "unreasonable."

DISA reorganizes cloud office

The Defense Information Systems Agency has reorganized its cloud offices, combining the Cloud Computing Program Office with DISA's hosting services directorate and ecosystem.

VA readies cloud-based data platform

VA Data Commons features computing infrastructure, co-located data and commonly used software services, tools, and apps for managing, analyzing and sharing data.

Microsoft nabs top secret cloud ATO

Azure Government Top Secret is now "generally available" for national security workloads, Microsoft announced in a blog post.

Lawmakers seek new probe into AWS JEDI collusion

Letters from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Attorney General Merrick Garland and acting Defense Department Inspector General Sean O’Donnell asking for information, documents and, in the case of the Justice Department, a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior on the part of Amazon Web Services.