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

Microsoft publishes secure isolation guidance for Azure and Azure Government
Microsoft publishes secure isolation guidance for Azure and Azure Government
Azure is a hyperscale public multi-tenant cloud services platform that provides customers with access to a feature-rich environment incorporating the latest cloud innovations. While a multi-tenant cloud platform implies that multiple customer applications and data are stored on the same physical hardware, Azure uses logical isolation to ...
Strategies to stand up a modern gov software factory + cloud PMO
Strategies to stand up a modern gov software factory + cloud PMO
Today’s government organizations face ever-increasing and evolving mission demands, requiring greater speed and agility to modernize IT. Some agencies have discovered a path to success by establishing software factories and cloud PMOs to accelerate development and delivery of better mission apps. To learn more about this new approach, we ...
Azure Blueprint for NIST SP 800-171 R2 is now available in Azure Government and commercial clouds
Azure Blueprint for NIST SP 800-171 R2 is now available in Azure Government and commercial clouds
Disclaimer: Customers are wholly responsible for ensuring their own compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Information provided in this post does not constitute legal advice, and customers should consult their legal advisors for any questions regarding regulatory compliance. Our recently released Azure Blueprint for NIST SP ...
Extract data from print and handwritten documents using Azure Form Recognizer
Extract data from print and handwritten documents using Azure Form Recognizer
Now available in Azure Government, Form Recognizer is an AI-powered document extraction service that understands your forms, enabling you to extract text, tables, and key value pairs from your documents, whether print or handwritten. With just a few samples, Form Recognizer tailors its understanding to your documents, both on-premises and ...
Commercial best practices for DevSecOps in Defense
Commercial best practices for DevSecOps in Defense
The Department of Defense has taken several measures to integrate a DevSecOps strategy across its entire organization. For example, the DoD Enterprise DevSecOps Initiative is a joint effort on behalf of the Chief Information Officer and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment to integrate tools and services ...
Meetup replay: The rise of DevSecOps in gov software initiatives
Meetup replay: The rise of DevSecOps in gov software initiatives
“DevSecOps might be the most important thing that’s happened to security in the past 40 years,” said Ron Ross, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow, during a virtual Microsoft Azure Government meetup on May 27 to an audience of nearly 200 attendees. Ross along with CDR Thomas Sampson of the F-35 Joint Strike ...
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With 14 new services at FedRAMP High, Azure Government continues expanding compliance coverage
With 14 new services at FedRAMP High, Azure Government continues expanding compliance coverage
Microsoft now has 116 services covered by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO) for Azure Government. We continue to bring you more services at FedRAMP High than any other cloud provider, delivering on our ongoing investments in commercial parity and our commitment to ...
Join us online June 24: The future of IoT and edge computing in gov
Join us online June 24: The future of IoT and edge computing in gov
By 2025 roughly a quarter of all data generated globally will be created in real time, according to IDC. IoT and edge computing play an essential role in making sense of that data right at the source. As government agencies work to expand and become more responsive to real-time insights gathered through sensors and devices, this can enable ...
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CMMC with Microsoft Azure: System & Information Integrity (10 of 10)
CMMC with Microsoft Azure: System & Information Integrity (10 of 10)
This is the last in a ten-part blog series where we’ll demonstrate principles of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification aligned with Microsoft Azure. In previous blogs in the series we’ve explored access control, audit & accountability maturity, asset & configuration management, identification & authentication, incident...