DOD Cloud

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."

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.

White House nominates John Sherman for DOD CIO

John Sherman was named DOD's principal deputy CIO in 2020 and has been acting in the CIO role since January.

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.

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.

Hyten: Combat cloud would bolster collaboration with allies, partners

Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said building a combat cloud with correctly tagged data would allow service members, allies and partners alike to login from anywhere with their credentials and biometrics so the U.S. can take full advantage of the capabilities they have to offer.

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.

Questions on the impact of contract protests arise after JEDI

Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) said protests and lawsuits that can delay or lead to program cancellation could be holding up the Defense Department's technological progress, naming JEDI as the latest example.

West Point eyes cloud-based Common App platform

To widen the pool of applicants and collect data on prospective students, West Point is looking to a cloud-based Common Application platform.

Pentagon moves on from JEDI

The Pentagon plans to replace the $10 billion cloud contract with a new multi-cloud, multi-vendor contract called the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability.

DIU green lights 3 secure cloud solutions

The Defense Innovation Unit has selected three Secure Cloud Management prototypes that will help give users fast, secure and controlled access to software-as-a-service apps directly over the internet.

DOD CIO takes heat from lawmakers on 'delayed realization' of MilCloud 2.0

Rep. Stephanie Bice (R-Okla.) called it a "delayed realization of enhanced security" amid recent high-profile cybersecurity attacks.