The U.S. Air Force Network Integration Center aims to complete cloud migration of USAF enterprise services soon, following the first phase's conclusion in November. AFNIC intends to move all USAF enterprise services within continental the U.S. to Microsoft Office 365, the U.S. Air Force said Friday.Read More »
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has said he believes artificial intelligence, machine learning and other emerging technologies could help build up the decision-making process and revolutionize the communications sector. Pai made the remarks Friday at the FCC-hosted Forum on AI and Machine Learning held in Washington, D.C.
Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service’s move to elevate the CIO role as part of a restructuring effort seeks to bring together information technology, data and business, Federal News Network reported Friday. His remarks came following the appointment of Matt Donovan, the branch’s undersecretary, as permanent CIO at the Air Force in addition to his role as chief management officer.
Presidential Innovation Fellows, HHS Partner on Tech Sprint to Improve Patient Experience, Treatment Access
Presidential Innovation Fellows and the Department of Health and Human Services have teamed up to conduct a tech sprint that seeks to improve patients’ experiences and access to health care. The 14-week sprint that commenced in October aims to convert open data from HHS, Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies into digital platforms, according to a Digital.gov blog post published Friday.Read More »
IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat for approximately $34B in a move both companies expect to create a global hybrid cloud provider. IBM said Sunday it will pay $190M in cash for each share of Red Hat under the deal that is expected to conclude in the latter half of next year, subject to approvals by Red Hat shareholders and regulators.Read More »
An online U.S. Air Force website has migrated from a Defense Information Systems Agency-managed server to Amazon Web Service‘s cloud platform. Wright-Patterson AF Base said Thursday the Air Force Portal migration was part of the AF Life Cycle Management Center’s initiative to help transition hundreds of separate applications onto hosting systems from cloud vendors such …Read More »
The Defense Information Systems Agency has implemented initiatives to simplify the review process for mobile applications, increase security and expand the availability of tablet devices for Defense Department military and civilian personnel. Approximately 1,600 customers use the classified communications service from the DoD Mobility Program, DISA said Monday. Jake Marcellus, the program’s …Read More »
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 …Read More »
Both chambers of Congress passed legislation that would establish a legal framework governing law enforcement access to overseas data. Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, or the CLOUD Act, would address foreign …Read More »