Cloud and Infrastructure

DOD smooths funding path for entrepreneurs

The Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal makes it easier for entrepreneurs to present great ideas to the Defense Department.

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."

Coast Guard plans mobile access to law enforcement database

The Coast Guard is looking to give its enforcement personnel access to its safety and law enforcement database via mobile apps.

DOD testing director nominee wants cyber assessments for commercial cloud systems

The Biden administration's pick to lead the Defense Department's operational testing, Nickolas Guertin, called the department's inability to conduct independent cyber assessments of commercial cloud systems "a severe limitation."

Army CIO sets out to revamp IT policy

Army CIO Raj Iyer wants to overhaul IT policy so it doesn't stand in the way of the services' goal to become more technologically agile.

CISA releases final TIC 3.0 remote user use case

The guidance gives federal agencies instructions on applying network and multi-boundary security for remote users.

How the cloud eased the VA's pains during the pandemic

During the height of the pandemic, the Department of Veteran Affairs moved its increasingly popular video telehealth service to the cloud, one of about 100 applications scheduled to be migrated by the end of 2024.

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.

Keeping up with software cadence at the Air Force Test Center

Maj. Gen. Evan Dertien, commander of the Air Force Test Center, said the organization wants rapid software update capabilities for the USAF fleet, but that approach won't work in every use case.

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.

Navy looks beyond RMF to build cyber resilience

The Navy wants to fortify its cyber resilience to keep pace with rapid software development needs, but changing workforce habits has to come first.

Microsoft nabs top secret cloud ATO

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

State Department expands push to the cloud

The State Department wants to go all in on the cloud, starting with a new multiplatform toolset to add flexibility and innovation to IT services.

NSA, CISA issue Kubernetes security guidance

A new report, “Kubernetes Hardening Guidance,” details threats to the container orchestration environment and provides configuration guidance to minimize risk.

Coast Guard updates cyber strategy with focus on 'mission platform'

The updated document aims to provide a clearer map for the Coast Guard's cyber priorities, including mitigating vulnerabilities in the maritime supply chain.

Army tests climate model in Azure cloud

The Army Engineer Research and Development Center will test the scalability of its coastal storm modeling system, CSTORM-MS -- previously run on high-performance computers -- inside Microsoft’s Azure Government cloud.

Air Force taps Google Cloud for aircraft maintenance system

Project Lighthouse creates a unified ecosystem that will enable the Rapid Sustainment Office to optimize maintenance readiness, increase staff productivity and reduce costs.