Azure Government

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

Announcing private preview of authorized DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code for Azure

To help Department of Defense (DoD) customers keep pace with mission demands, we’re announcing the private preview of DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for Azure – a set of preauthorized baselines that build standard environments in Azure Government to accelerate DoD adoption of cloud services.

Join us Jan. 27: Mastering cloud fundamentals for government in 2021

The accelerated adoption of cloud last year due to COVID-19 was phenomenal; advancing IT modernization for many organizations while also bringing a wealth of lessons learned. While much progress was made, many government agencies find there can still be challenges to getting started with cloud. With that in mind, we invite you to RSVP and ...

97 Azure Government services now authorized for DoD IL5 workloads

We continue to drive expansion of support for Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide (DoD SRG) Impact Level 5 (IL5) to all Azure Government regions. We’ve added 18 new services for a total of 97 services authorized for IL5 workloads in Azure Government – more than any other cloud provider. These services include a broad ...

Join us online Sept. 30: How government can put AI into action

Today’s AI solutions perform increasingly complex tasks that can enhance government’s mission; from predictive maintenance to language translation to improving farming and expediting disaster response. While the magnitude of impact AI can have on agencies is significant, there are many roadblocks to adoption and understanding optimal ...

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 ...

DoD IL5 scope expands to all Azure Government regions

Earlier this month we announced that Microsoft has expanded the IL5 Provisional Authorization (PA) granted by the Department of Defense (DoD) to all Azure Government regions. This expanded coverage brings more PaaS features and services at Impact Level 5 (IL5) to customers than any other cloud provider. With six regions across the United ...

Enabling government to advance the mission

Azure Government Secret now in private preview and pending accreditation  Azure Government Secret delivers comprehensive and mission enabling cloud services to US Federal Civilian, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and US government partners working within Secret enclaves. Developed using the same foundational ...

U.S. Air Force awards $30M+ Enterprise IT-as-a-Service contract to Microsoft

Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, Oct. 4, 2018 The U.S. Air Force has awarded a transformational $30+M agreement to Microsoft to provide secure network access to DoD data and applications as well as enable access for mobile and remotely located users. Microsoft has a longstanding 30-year partnership with the DoD and this other transaction ...

Azure DoD Regions Accredited at Impact Level 5 and Now Generally Available

Earlier today Tom Keane, General Manager, Azure announced that Azure Government is the first and only hyperscale commercial cloud service to be awarded an Information Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency. In addition, Azure Government regions dedicated to US Department of Defense customer ...

Department of Defense L4: FAQ

As more DoD customers look to leverage Azure Government cloud computing capabilities to modernize and create opportunities for agility within the mission space, there are a common set of questions that arise. We pulled the most frequently asked questions together to provide some guidance. Q: As a DoD customer, how do I acquire Azure ...