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Australian State Buys Microsoft Products for $26.5M; Ian Walker Comments

An Australian state has purchased $26.5 million in Microsoft software applications to upgrade an information and communication technology system, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday. Sylvia Pennington writes the Queensland state’s government is targeting $13.7 million in savings over three years with the purchase of Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud applications. The …

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Susie Adams: Agencies Migrating to Modern Microsoft Platforms

Government agencies have started moving to the newer versions of Microsoft‘s operating systems before the software company ends security support of its legacy platform on April 8, Nextgov reported Monday. Aliya Sternstein writes several agencies are purchasing Office 365 cloud software and replacing the Windows XP platform with newer versions of …

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Greg Myers: Agencies Ready to Test Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform

A group of federal government agencies is testing Microsoft‘s Azure cloud computing platform as part of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, InformationWeek reported Wednesday. William Jackson writes Microsoft received a FedRAMP provisional authority-to-operate approval for the cloud offering last fall. “The processes, people, technology, and infrastructure are all …

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GSA Tweaks FedRAMP Ahead of June Deadline; Maria Roat Comments

The General Services Administration plans to release an updated list of governmentwide cybersecurity requirements under its Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program, Federal News Radio reported Feb. 28. Jason Miller writes the revision to the baseline security standards comes ahead of a June deadline for agencies to use only FedRAMP …

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Microsoft, OAS Partner on Cybersecurity; Jose Miguel Insulza Comments

Microsoft and the Organization of American States and have struck a cooperation deal aimed at bolstering efforts to fight cybercrime in OAS member countries. OAS and Microsoft aim to encourage further government and industry cooperation on cyber monitoring and incident response through the alliance, OAS said Wednesday. “This partnership will have both hemispheric and …

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Grigor Barseghyan: Microsoft to Bolster Relationship With Armenia

Grigor Barseghyan, director of Microsoft‘s Armenia office, has announced the information technology company’s plans to build its partnership with the Armenian government in the coming year, ARKA reported Wednesday. Barseghyan told reporters at a demonstration seminar that Microsoft aims to help Armenia resolve the country’s brain drain and other issues …

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