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Tom Soderstrom: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Uses AI, IoT Applications to Manage Cybersecurity

Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said at Amazon Web Services’ Earth and Space Day held Tuesday he predicts new advances in technology will further drive breakthroughs, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Soderstrom told event audience that JPL utilizes artificial intelligence, internet of things devices, chatbots and digital …

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John Sherman on Microsoft Azure’s Addition to Intell Community’s IT Modernization Effort

John Sherman, chief information officer of the Intelligence Community, has said the inclusion of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform in the IC Information Technology Enterprise reflects his office’s efforts to search for alternative technologies in support of the community’s requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. ICITE is a program that seeks …

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Federal Govt ‘Spending Data’ Now Available via AWS Relational Database Service

The Treasury Department has launched the USAspending.gov database on Amazon Relational Database Service in an effort to provide citizens access to federal government spending data. USAspending.gov data related to federal contracts, loans, grants and employee salaries can be accessed as a public PostgreSQL snapshot on Amazon RDS, AWS said Tuesday. The database …

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Mik Cox: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Explores Internet-of-Things Technology

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has begun to experiment with internet of things in efforts to manage cybersecurity operations and connect with the public, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Samantha Ehlinger writes that Mik Cox, data scientist at JPL, said Wednesday at Amazon Web Services‘ re:Invent forum that although he believes IoT can help the lab to secure  operations, the lab also …

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White House Forms Public-Private Partnership for Climate Preparedness

The White House has established a public-private partnership comprising federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private businesses to provide information and tools in support of domestic and international climate preparedness efforts. The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness seeks to identify priority-information needs, expand access to data and develop an open-source platform for climate data sharing, the White …

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GSA 18F Team Conducts Study on Auction Via Micro-Purchase API

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has conducted an experiment on an auction that involved bidding via the micro-purchase team’s application program interface on the cloud.gov platform. Michael Torres and Alan deLevie, 18F acquisition management consultant, said in a blog post published Tuesday the auction used Amazon Web Services technology …

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18F’s Cloud Services Platform Gains FedRAMP Ready Status

The General Services Administration‘s 18F digital services team has received Federal Risk and Authorization Program Ready status for a cloud collaboration website the group built for government use. 18F said Monday it began to work toward the FedRAMP compliant evaluation process for cloud.gov and aims to obtain FedRAMP certification in November. “Getting Provisional Authority to Operate from …

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FedRAMP Releases Cloud Security Requirements For High-Impact Unclassified Gov’t Data

The General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program team has unveiled a set of high baseline requirements for agencies to protect unclassified sensitive government data stored in cloud environments. FedRAMP said Friday three authorized cloud offerings from Amazon Web Services, CSRA and Microsoft meet the program’s high baseline requirements. The products are AWS’ GovCloud technology, CSRA’s ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service platform …

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