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USAF Awards Enterprise IT Network Experimentation OTAs to AT&T, Microsoft

The U.S. Air Force has awarded AT&T (NYSE: T) an $87.4M “other transaction” agreement and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) a $34.4M OTA to set up enterprise information technology networks for experimentation. Both companies will each test a commercial data and voice network service intended to help Defense Department users access applications and …

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ECS to Offer Microsoft Cloud Services Via Partner Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 12, 2018 — ECS has been named a direct partner in a Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) program that enables it to offer the latter’s cloud services to its public and private sector customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The science, technology and engineering company said Monday it will deliver Azure, Office …

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Report: Microsoft Aided Gov’t Response Against Hacking Attempts on 3 Midterm Election Candidates

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 23, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) helped detect and counter hacking attempts against three congressional candidates earlier this year and worked with the U.S. government to shut down the domain used and block the phishing messages, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Politico reported Thursday that Tom Burt, vice president …

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Microsoft to Launch Chat-Based Collaboration Hub for US Government Cloud Users

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 13, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has unveiled a chat-based workspace designed to support government cloud users as they communicate, collaborate, manage tools and access files, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. US Government Cloud Community clients will be able to use the Microsoft Teams workspace beginning July 17 …

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Microsoft Seeks to Develop New Defense Cloud Platform With Thales

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2018 —  Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Thales have established an alliance that aims to advance a new cloud platform intended to enable defense customers to store and secure classified and sensitive information within their information technology infrastructure while on the field, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The …

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Microsoft, Grant Thornton to Help Agencies Use Data Insights for Compliance

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 4, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has extended its partnership with Grant Thornton’s public sector business in efforts to help federal agencies derive insights from data to support compliance with the President’s Management Agenda and other regulations that target transparency and efficiency, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Grant Thornton …

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Microsoft Signs Cloud, IT Services Deal for Use Across Intelligence Community

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 18, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and the U.S. intelligence community have entered into a six-year, transformative agreement that will work to expand the use of the Redmond, Wash.-based company’s technologies across 17 IC agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Toni Townes-Whitley, Microsoft corporate vice president for industry, said …

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Microsoft to Provide IoT-Connected Vehicles With Cloud Integration for Event Demos With Kymeta

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 17, 2018 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and its partner Kymeta will hold demonstrations of land, maritime and first responder platforms that use the former’s cloud-based services and the latter’s KyWay satellite terminals as part of their presentation at two industry events this month, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Kymeta said Tuesday its …

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Insight Public Sector Wins Potential $653M DON BPA for Microsoft Software Licenses, Cloud Products

Insight Public Sector has won a potential three-year, $653.2 million blanket purchase agreement to help the Department of the Navy obtain Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) software licenses, cloud products and software assurance services. The U.S. Navy issued the BPA in accordance with IPS’ Federal Supply Schedule contract and policy and guidelines under the Defense Department‘s Enterprise Software …

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PwC-Microsoft Alliance to Advance New Cybersecurity Portfolio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 19, 2018 — PwC and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) have expanded their alliance to advance a new suite of cybersecurity services and tools that are geared to safeguard customers’ IT networks and data, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The product portfolio will cover enterprise security architecture, identity and access management, …

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