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Spotlight: New marketplace lets intelligence community test-drive cloud tech

The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.

NASA's JPL deploys private cloud based on Red Hat OpenStack

The long journey of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to the cloud is nearing its end. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, or JPL, announced this week that it has built a private cloud based on Red Hat's OpenStack Platform.

Microsoft sues DOJ over secret 'gag orders'

Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice Thursday, targeting laws that force technology companies to hide the existence of subpoenas, warrants or other court orders that collect customer data.

VA seeking enterprise cloud broker in cloud push

The Veterans Affairs department is looking to move more aggressively to the cloud, and adopting VA CIO LaVerne Council's "buy first" strategy is an important first step. In a Request for Information the department put out last week, the VA expressed its desire to acquire an enterprise cloud services broker, or ECSB."

Spotlight: Texas hears testimony on improving cloud innovation

The Texas Department of Information is working to enable the state and local governments to buy cloud services directly from providers like AWS in order to reduce costs.

IG: DoD far off track on data center consolidation

The Defense Department lags in meeting key milestones required as part of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, or FDCCI, according to a new report from the DoD Inspector General.

DISA updates cloud security requirements guide

The Defense Department's chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency on Friday issued an update to its Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide, which updates guidance from January 2015.

GSA tweaks FedRAMP process, adding preliminary review

The General Services Administration expects that by adding a preliminary readiness assessment, cloud service providers hoping to move through the federal government's cloud computing authorization program, known as the FedRAMP, will be able to do so more quickly.

Cloud first strategy turns 5 years old

The government's "cloud first" strategy turned five years old last month, marking a period when many agencies overhauled services by consolidating their data centers and moving programs to the cloud.

18F issues draft RFQ for FedRAMP dashboard

In seeking a better sense of the certification process under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, the General Services Administration's innovation agency, 18F, issued a draft request for proposals for a dashboard.