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Microsoft on securing defense supply chains

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Jay Bhalodia, managing director of security customer success for Microsoft, says that when agencies advance in their zero trust implementation efforts, they need to put themselves in the mind of their attacker.

Navy, Microsoft team up to figure out 'what’s possible’ with emerging tech

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The Naval Postgraduate School is formally partnering with Microsoft to jointly explore how cloud services, edge computing and other emerging technologies can be more rapidly adopted and integrated for modern national security missions. Engineers from the company will work shoulder-to-shoulder with students and researchers from the NPS to evolve commercial capabilities intended to help solve complex operational challenges increasingly faced by U.S. military forces — all via a new Cooperative…

Oracle cloud authorized to host top secret data for DOD

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Oracle’s cloud tech can now host some of the Air Force’s most sensitive data, the company announced Tuesday. Oracle cloud is now authorized to host top secret/sensitive compartmentalized information (TS/SCI) and special access program data, according to the company. Its accreditation applies to Air Force for now. The company built special “National Security Regions” that are walled off from the open internet to ward of adversaries attempting to access sensitive…

Army updates download policy for its Office 365 users

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The Army will allow users of its new Microsoft-based email and office suite to download and upload documents from their personal devices, a change triggered by complaints from soldiers. The update to the cloud-based system was announced by Army CIO Raj Iyer on LinkedIn Monday. The new policy will allow soldiers to sign documents, potentially giving them greater flexibility to work remotely with the suite known as Army365. The department…

Office 365 collaboration tools now available across Navy

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The Department of the Navy says it has moved all its 472,000 users to a Microsoft-based collaboration platform, marking a major milestone in the broad migration to a cloud-based office suite of tools. The Office 365-based system gives sailors, Marines, civilians and contractors access to Microsoft Teams, chat and remote-based work systems. The project, called Flank Speed, represents the Navy’s version of a broad new cloud-based DOD365 remote and in-person…