Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

RSVP and join us for our Aug. 29 Meetup: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

The President’s Management Agenda (PMA) is calling on agencies to accelerate their IT modernization efforts with a continued focus on security. At this month’s meetup, we will discuss how agencies can navigate ATOs and TIC compliance, so they can realize the benefits of the cloud and achieve greater agility while strengthening their ...

New and improved Azure Log Analytics is now available in Azure Government

New and improved Azure Log Analytics is now available in Azure Government. This is biggest upgrade to Log Analytics since its launch and includes new features for powerful search, smart analytics, and even deeper insights. This upgrade provides an interactive query language and an advanced analytics portal, powered by a highly scalable data ...

Florida finalizes CJIS Technical Audit on Microsoft Government Cloud Services

The audit is to ensure compliance with the FBI Criminal Justice Services Security Policy At Microsoft, we consider compliance a commitment, not a checkbox. As part of that commitment, we seek opportunities to collaborate with the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) regulators and our customers on our approach to compliance, our ...

Criminal Justice Information Services – What’s new in v5.6 and being considered for v5.7

Microsoft helping agencies prepare for regulatory revisions As part of Microsoft's commitment to meet the applicable requirements of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, it is critical to prepare in advance for future requirements as well. With law enforcement deploying innovative solutions for camera technology, ...

Microsoft Partners with Federal Tax Administrators at Annual Conference

Microsoft hosts Commissioners, Top Deputies, and Legal Staff at Redmond Campus The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) Annual Conference was host to over 250 Policy leaders such as economists, top deputies, commissioners, budget directors and legal staff assembling to discuss state and federal tax policy. A foundation for regulatory policy is...

Evaluating Risk with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework Risk Assessment Checklist

Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of our Risk Assessment Checklist for the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) for Federal Agencies. The Checklist is available on the Service Trust Portal under "Compliance Guides". Microsoft worked with our Azure Blueprint Partner, First Information Technology Services (FITS), to develop a ...

Microsoft’s Commitment to Strengthening Cybersecurity

Microsoft is first and foremost a cybersecurity company. Governments, restricted industries, and millions of individuals depend on the security of our products every day. And with our cloud services, we have taken our commitment to security and compliance to the next level. For insight into how Microsoft handles security company-wide and how...

Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with New Jersey

Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 29 states. Meeting the applicable regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy is a long-term commitment for Microsoft. We don't consider it a checkbox, it is a commitment. As part of this commitment, Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum with New Jersey. This...

Azure Government, Supporting Critical Missions with the NIST CSF

Updated: 6/8/2017 Updated again: 7/10/2017 In light of Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is once again top of mind for our community. At Microsoft, we maintain a dedicated CSF program, integrated into the overall risk ...

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