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Thales Taps AWS, Microsoft, Salesforce, Google Cloud Platforms for Data Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 17, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and Google will provide cloud platforms for Thales‘ data security offering, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Thales said Monday the partnership aims to help customers manage encryption keys for data in the cloud with the use of technologies AWS Key …

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Microsoft Offers Cyber Training for Military Vets, Transitioning Service Members

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 14, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) will provide military veterans and transitioning service members training on cybersecurity topics such as cryptology, risk identification, access controls and incident response through the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Chris Cortez, vice president of military affairs at Microsoft, said …

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CSRA to Transfer Workload to Microsoft’s Azure Gov’t Cloud Platform; John Dancy Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 8, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has signed a three-year enterprise agreement with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) that will allow the former to migrate its workload to the latter’s Azure Government cloud platform, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Falls Church, Virginia-based information technology contractor said Monday the cloud migration will help …

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Microsoft to Move Michigan Tech Center to Downtown Detroit by 2018

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 7, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is set to relocate its Microsoft Technology Center in Michigan to Bedrock‘s One Campus Martius building in downtown Detroit by early 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Redmond, Washington-based technology company will occupy more than 40,000 square feet of space at Bedrock’s facility …

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Microsoft, Johns Hopkins APL to Help Identify Naval Uses for Augmented Reality Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 2, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have partnered with the U.S. Navy to determine potential naval applications of augmented reality technology, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Navy said Tuesday the disruptive technology laboratory at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock division will also work with …

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Microsoft Expands Azure Blueprint Program for DoD Information Impact Level 5 Baseline

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 26, 2017 — Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) has released an expanded Azure Blueprint program to help Defense Department mission owners fulfill security requirements under the Information Impact Level 5 baseline, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The new Azure Blueprint release features a DoD L5 Customer Responsibility Matrix and System Security Plan template …

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LinkedIn’s Kevin Scott Named Microsoft CTO

Kevin Scott, senior vice president of infrastructure at business social networking company LinkedIn, has been named chief technology officer at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Scott will report directly to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella as a member of the senior leadership team and will oversee “strategic, cross-company initiatives, ” Microsoft said Tuesday. …

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Microsoft, Qualcomm Fund Israeli Cybersecurity Startup Creator Team8

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2017 — Microsoft‘s (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Qualcomm‘s venture businesses have invested in the Israel-based cybersecurity startup creator Team8, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. A article by Bloomberg’s Gwen Ackerman reported that Nagraj Kashyap, corporate vice president at Microsoft’s venture arm, said the company intends to collaborate with Team8 to study cybersecurity challenges. About Executive …

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Air Force Taps Microsoft for Consulting Support Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 4, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has received a $34.4 million firm-fixed-price contract for consulting services to support the U.S. Air Force‘s efforts to update its Microsoft products. The company will develop new enterprise capacities for the Air Force Network to help address the military branch’s security mission requirements as part …

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Microsoft Awarded $927M DoD Blue Badge Tech Support Contract

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has received a five-year, $927 million contract to provide enterprise technical support for blue badge cardholder services at the Defense Department. The department said Tuesday that Microsoft’s software developers and product teams will provide proprietary resources, source code, consulting and knowledge bases to the Defense Information Systems Agency under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. …

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