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.
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 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.