Cybersecurity

NSA flags email vulnerability

Russian hackers have been taking advantage of a vulnerability in a commonly used email delivery software that gives hackers the ability to turn off network security, add privileged users and enable remote connections and subsequent penetrations, the National Security Agency says.

Cloud & Infrastructure

No quick fix for state legacy IT problems

Lawmakers have become increasingly concerned with how states deliver social services and how recipients can access benefits.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS trying to bog down JEDI with complaints, Microsoft says

When Amazon Web Services filed an agency protest with the Defense Department seeking clarity about technical aspects of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, Microsoft called it an attempt “to force a do-over to rescue its failed bid.”

Cloud & Infrastructure

Senators call for tech support for states’ legacy systems

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and 15 Democratic colleagues is asking for funding and regulatory changes that would allow federal IT innovators to help states whose legacy systems are failing under the demands created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Massive job losses crash state legacy unemployment insurance systems

Under the strain of nearly 10 million Americans filing for unemployment insurance in just the last two weeks, state legacy systems are crumbling.

All tech on deck: White House calls for online collaboration, services delivery

Agencies are being asked to look to already available tools for collaboration and citizen service delivery as government minimizes in-person interactions during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI injunction decision hinges on cloud storage definition

Conflicting interpretations of “highly accessible storage” are at the center of a federal judge’s ruling granting Amazon Web Services a preliminary injunction that freezes task orders on the Defense Department’s massive Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative cloud contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS calls for more JEDI procurement docs

Amazon Web Services wants to expand the administrative record in its lawsuit over the Department of Defense's award of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract to Microsoft.

Cloud & Infrastructure

No pressure from White House over JEDI, Esper says

Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he "never felt pressure from the White House" on the Pentagon's $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI delay pushes back classified cloud provisioning

When a federal court hit the brakes on the Defense Department's Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program, it also slowed the testing and rollout of a new system that automates user authentication and security auditing for classified provisioning.

Emerging Tech

TSA considers self-service security scans

Just as self-service boarding-pass kiosks have streamlined check in at airports, TSA is considering how technology can speed up security scanning of passengers and carry-on items.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD tries to shut down Oracle's JEDI appeal

Government attorneys argued that Oracle's allegations are moot, now that Microsoft won the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement.

Cloud & Infrastructure

AWS charges Trump pressured DOD in JEDI procurement

In a lawsuit, Amazon Web Services charges President Donald Trump personally pressured the Defense Department to deny AWS the cloud contract out of personal and political bias against company founder Jeff Bezos.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI award signals rise of hybrid cloud

Advances in cloud technology are making data and applications increasingly interoperable between clouds.

Cloud & Infrastructure

DOD picks Microsoft to build its cloud

The Defense Department's general purpose cloud will drive data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities to the edge, where they can be used in combat and strategic settings.

Cloud & Infrastructure

OMB revises Trusted Internet Connection policy

The update to the Trusted Internet Connection policy aims to make it easier for agencies to take advantage of current cloud and managed services technologies while still maintaining secure connections.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Pentagon IG reviewing JEDI

The Defense Department inspector general is probing DOD's handing of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition, including the development of requirements and allegations of conflicts of interest.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI contract on hold for DOD chief's review

The Pentagon will not award the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract until Defense Secretary Mark Esper reviews the program.

Cloud & Infrastructure

JEDI moves ahead after Oracle complaints rejected

The Court of Federal Claims rejected complaints by Oracle that conflict of interest and unfair requirements warranted a rebid of the $10 billion, 10-year Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Cloud & Infrastructure

What the latest JEDI filings reveal

Recent court filings provide a window into the development of the requirements and what the Defense Department hopes to get out of its planned massive cloud program.

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