Azure Government

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

Deploying a Suspicious Activity Bot in Azure Commercial or Azure Government

Having spent many years in the Public Sector space, I have made a lot of friends on both the contractor and government employee sides of the aisle. So we are always having conversations about how Azure is making the world better both commercially as well as in the Public Sector space. Because of that, my mind is always thinking about how Azure...

Azure Blueprint illustrates the clear path to meet the Cybersecurity Executive Order

With the release of the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, agencies have new requirements to meet and document compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Agencies have a limited window to document their ...

How to prepare for one – The CJIS Security Audit

In Microsoft's continuous effort to provide resources and guidance to agencies to help them meet their CJIS regulatory requirements, Microsoft collaborated with Alan Ferretti, CJIS Security Analyst and Subject Matter Expert of the CJIS ACE Division at Diverse Computing and former CJIS Information Security Officer (ISO), to ponder the following...

Microsoft Azure Government Expands Support for Defense Industrial Base and Defense Contractors – Announcing Support for DFARS Requirements

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) by announcing support for Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) requirements for Azure Government Services. This allows DoD's mission partners to host Covered Defense Information (CDI) in Microsoft'...

Register and join us May 12: Defense Contracting: Delivering on the Demands of Secure Cloud for DOD

Register to join Washington Technology and Microsoft on Friday, May 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., for a free morning event, at the Ritz Carlton, Tysons Corner. Defense contractors, systems integrators and members of the Defense Industrial Base will gather to hear insights into technologies and strategies that can help deliver secure ...

Microsoft hosts Justice & Public Safety leaders at the 2nd annual CJIS Summit

Transparency is the foundation of Microsoft’s commitment to CJIS Compliance Founded on our commitment of transparency, Microsoft hosted the 2nd annual CJIS Summit, offering leaders in law enforcement the opportunity to collaborate directly with our compliance engineers, executives, and our Justice and Public Safety team. Attendees included...

Check us out at Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day tomorrow!

Strengthen security and compliance, uncover critical insights, and modernize infrastructure with Microsoft Azure Government Checkout the presentations tomorrow for Virtual Azure Gov Discovery Day event! You’ll hear from industry leaders, analysts, and experts featuring Tom Keane, general manager, Microsoft and Steve Michelotti, senior ...

The CJIS Security Policy – Analyzing the 13 Policy Areas: Part III

Better than a sleeping pill or a riveting read? Welcome back to the third and final post in this series on the CJIS Security Policy. Our last post ended with Policy Area 7 of section 5 concerning Network Diagrams. Policy Area 8 covers Media Protection and how to protect it both in transit and at rest. It also covers the proper way to dispose...

Announcing the Azure Government HackFest + Training Event – June 7-8 in Washington, DC

Join us! Microsoft Azure Government HackFest + Training, June 7-8 in Washington, DC. Calling all developers and IT pros in the DC-metro area in the Government space! The Microsoft Azure Government team invites you to register and participate in our HackFest + Training event, June 7-8, at the Microsoft location in Chevy Chase, Maryland. ...

Data security Q&A with John Molesky, Azure Security Engineering

In this post, we interviewed Azure Program Manager, John Molesky, from the Cloud Health and Security Engineering team with commonly asked questions regarding data security.  For many customers, moving to the cloud means a change in processes to manage data, including data destruction and spillage. John's answers help address those concerns...

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