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Marines Nearing Finalization of New Cloud Strategy; William Williford Quoted

The U.S. Marine Corps is making final touches on a new cloud strategy expected to receive approval before the end of 2018, C4ISR reported Wednesday. William Williford, executive director of USMC's Systems Command, told C4ISRNET at a recent defense summit that the strategy builds on the U.S. Navy's own version.

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USAF Consolidates Contracting Systems Into Single Platform

A directorate within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is combining four legacy contract writing systems into a consolidated contract management platform. The new unified platform, named Contracting Information Technology, will service over 4,500 contracting users by December 2019, and is being implemented across the U.S. Air Force, the branch said Thursday.

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DHS Looks to Update Cybersecurity Sensor System for Cloud Compliance

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to refine its system of cybersecurity sensors to adapt to the needs of more complex cloud platforms, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Jeanette Manfra, leader of the department's cybersecurity division, said that their current Einstein sensor system is not built to detect cloud threats, but the DHS is partnering with industry to address this.

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Army Official: JEDI Does Not Preclude Other Cloud Initiatives

Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee, deputy chief information officer for the U.S. Army, has said that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract does not preclude the implementation of other pilot cloud projects within the Defense Department. Yee made the remarks during a recent AFCEA luncheon, where Edward Siomacco, a deputy director at the Army’s G-4 headquarters, described a six-month trial commercial cloud effort being carried out by the Army Business Council, FCW reported Thursday.

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Federal CIO Says Agencies Doing Well in Seven Cybersecurity Performance Indicators

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said that federal agencies are performing well on seven cybersecurity key performance indicators outlined under the President’s Management Agenda, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Kent, however, did not specify in which cybersecurity KPIs agencies were showing improvement. The PMA lists 10 indicators grouped under three categories.

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Ken Rogers: State Dept. Eyes Cloud Optimization Approach

Ken Rogers, deputy chief information officer for business management and planning at the State Department, has said that his agency intends to begin consolidating its various cloud services contracts using enterprise licensing next year as part of an effort to optimize its approach to cloud technology. Rogers noted that this approach allows the department to move its clients “to that software-as-a-service layer where they can have a lighter lift,” reduce the time they spend on modernizing applications, “create efficiencies… remove some of the friction” and potentially bring about significant savings, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

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Army Eyes New Tech Platforms, Industry Partnerships to Manage Installations; Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Comments

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to implement cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to help increase operational efficiency at installations. Bingham oversees policies, resources and resources for the Army’s installation services and infrastructure, the service …

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DoD to Consider Interoperability, Cost, Security in Cloud IT Procurement

The Defense Department is considering security, cost, interoperability and user friendliness as key factors in the procurement of a cloud-based information technology platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Dana White, Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, told reporters Thursday the department will conduct a full and open competition for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition …

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