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Oracle Secures Framework Agreement to Provide Applications to Canadian Government; Walter Dann Quoted

Oracle

Oracle has been awarded a Framework Agreement for the provision of secure cloud services to the Government of Canada, enabling the company’s Canadian federal government customers the ability to securely store, manage and process sensitive data and applications in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle reported on Thursday.

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IBM to Acquire WDG Automation to Expand Automation Capabilities; Denis Kennelly, Robson Felix Quoted

Denis Kennelly

IBM has developed a definitive agreement to acquire WDG Automation, a Brazilian software provider of robotic process automation (RPA) to expand its AI-infused automation capabilities across business processes and IT operations, IBM reported on Wednesday

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NOAA Releases Strategies for Cloud, Data Initiatives

NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued its data and cloud strategies aimed at improving the agency’s use of data to support related strategies in areas such as artificial intelligence and unmanned systems.

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House Armed Services Committee Proposes $740.5B NDAA to Establish National Cloud for AI Research Integrated Into FY 2021 NDAA

Artificial intelligence

The House Armed Services Committee has proposed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, which has included a bill that would create a national cloud infrastructure for artificial intelligence research, Nextgov reported Thursday.

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Unisys Achieves AWS Managed Service Provider, Well-Architected Partner; Anupriya Ramraj Quoted

Unisys

Unisys has maintained its membership in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program for the third year in a row and has been recognized as a member in the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program for its cloud offerings. 

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Kevin Cox: CDM Program Helps COVID-19 Response Agencies Counter Cyber Attacks

Kevin Cox

Kevin Cox, program manager for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program, said that having the necessary systems in place has enabled CDM to assist agencies that play a key role in the federal government’s COVID-19 response efforts to fight against cyber attacks during the pandemic. 

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CISA’s Christopher Krebs on Cloud Security, Workforce Diversity Issues Amid COVID-19

Christopher Krebs

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the agency is addressing operational challenges as the pandemic continues to require telework settings. Krebs told attendees during a recent virtual event that CISA seeks to ensure visibility in server management as agencies utilize cloud migration to handle remote work operations.

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FedRAMP Unveils Agency Liaison Program

FedRAMP

The program management office (PMO) for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has launched an initiative that seeks to train liaisons in sharing resources and knowledge about the cloud certification process. The new initiative seeks to help industry and agencies advance cloud adoption efforts and sets up a formal feedback mechanism for process improvement.

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