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Dawn Cutler Promoted to Navy Info Chief, Rear Admiral Rank

Capt. Dawn Cutler, deputy chief of information of the U.S. Navy, has been formally promoted to the chief of information post and to the rank of rear admiral (lower half), the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Cutler, who was nominated by President Barack Obama for the role of information chief, was confirmed …

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DISA to Reexamine Cloud Security Review Criteria; David Bennett Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency is reexamining its established rules for the security review of commercial cloud systems that it vets for the Defense Department, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu reports that DISA is revisiting the guidelines set in December, which were based on the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program and included additional …

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Jeff Barr: AWS Achieves DoD Authorization for Sensitive Workloads

Amazon Web Services has attained a provisional authorization from the Defense Department to help defense agencies process workloads in an AWS cloud platform. Jeff Barr, AWS chief evangelist, said Thursday DoD agencies that use the AWS GovCloud (US) tool will be able to deploy applications for unclassified data under the DoD’s …

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Army’s Katherine Hammack: Governors, Congress Open to BRAC

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill and state governors are starting to become more open to the idea of allowing the Defense Department to realign and consolidate military bases, an Army assistant secretary has told Federal News Radio. Shefali Kapadia writes that Katherine Hammack — assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment — …

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