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  • DoD’s long-term cloud strategy in stasis amid JEDI controversy

    The Defense Department’s new cloud strategy, unveiled just a month ago, is essentially meaningless until the multiple controversies around its JEDI contract are settled.

  • Shared responsibility in the cloud: Data security is your responsibility

    Bill Becker, vice president of product management for SafeNet Assured Technologies, explains the steps agencies can take protect their information.

  • Judge rules all-male military draft is unconstitutional

    In today’s Federal Newscast, after the National Coalition for Men sued, a federal district judge ruled in its favor, saying forcing only men to register for the Selective Service is unfair.

  • DoD’s new JEDI investigation is focused on one Amazon employee, court filings say

    The government’s motion indicates DoD has new reasons to suspect JEDI was afflicted by an improper conflict involving Deap Ubhi, who worked for AWS both before and after his employment at the Defense Digital Service.

  • DoD tries to clear its cloud fog

    Tom Temin outlines why recent cloud strategies released by the Defense Department read more like a way of backing into what the department has already been doing in cloud computing.

  • Ignore the Shiny Object. Focus on Outcomes.

    The cloud can help free people up from the undifferentiated heavy lifting of common problems like compliance or intrusion detection. Agencies can save hundreds of staff hours by utilizing automation tools offered by cloud service providers.

  • Cybersecurity and Analytics – Where AI Meets the Cloud

    Agencies need to think about how they intend to use AI. Everyone wants to apply it to cybersecurity, to keep data safe. But what about applying it to patterns and use cases around the data? Who is looking at it, and when?

  • The data is in the cloud – now what?

    The cloud has already made it possible for federal agencies to store vast amounts of data while reducing their reliance on expensive enterprise data centers. Now the cloud is making it possible for agencies to consider sharing that data and putting it to use in ways they never had the resources to consider before.

  • Reminder: No gifts for federal employees, even during a shutdown

    Agencies are reminding their employees that ethics rules and guidelines about accepting gifts apply during a government shutdown.

  • Contracting: A look back at 2018 and what’s ahead for 2019

    Nick Wakeman, editor in chief of Washington Technology joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the top contracting stories in 2018 and what’s ahead for contractors in 2019. December 31, 2018