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Microsoft has announced that Azure Government Top Secret, its cloud offering dealing with modernizing infrastructure and data management tooling for classified U.S. Government operations, has hit GA.
The U.S. DoD today announced that it was shelving the controversial JEDI contract awarded to Microsoft, citing industry advances. It will now work with both Microsoft and Amazon on a new project.
Xiaomi has belied the Department of Defense's claim that it is a "communist Chinese military company" operating in the U.S. after it was added to the agency's investment blacklist.
Not only has the amount of capabilities for Azure Government been increased, but Azure Government Secret has been expanded as well, accompanying the announcement of a new cloud dubbed "Top Secret".
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Following a decision last week by the U.S. DoD to award Microsoft with the JEDI contract, Amazon is considering fighting back against the decision in order to find out why its bid was rejected.
Microsoft has been awarded the Department of Defense's JEDI contract, beating Amazon. Microsoft will now help the DOD develop tech to allow comms with soldiers on the battlefield and in remote areas.
Today, further details have emerged regarding Microsoft's five-year enterprise services contract with the U.S. Department of Defense, along with an official announcement from the tech giant.
Microsoft's President, Brad Smith, said today that the company will pursue the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud project. Smith's statement comes after other vendors have protested the program.
Even before bids are due for the U.S. Department of Defense's $10 billion cloud computing contract, IBM is now disputing the agency's intention to award the contract to a single provider.
The chief information officer at the US Department of Defense has stated that one of the DoD's top priorities this year will be completing the migration of almost all of its systems to Windows 10.
In a statement, former DoD Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen said that the department wanted to decrease its physical footprint of servers by migrating to “state of the art street technology”.
A new deal between Microsoft and the DoD will see the Enterprise Services team provide on-demand Blue Badge support for DISA. The arrangement includes assistance for both products and software.
A new congressional reports shows that every year the US government spends a shocking amount of money just to maintain ancient computer systems that it still uses; in some cases as old as 50 years.
The Department of Defense will upgrade over 4 million machines "from laptops to desktops to mobile devices, including Surface" by February 2017, which Microsoft calls "an unprecedented move".
In one of the largest cloud services deals the Department of Defense has ever struck, Microsoft is now set to power all things cloud-based for the U.S. Air Force.
Microsoft has announced it can now sell Office 365 services to any agency, service and mission partner for the U.S. Department of Defense, including email, calendar, Lync and SharePoint support.