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SAP NS2’s Ted Wagner: Cloud Security Requires Right Mix of People, Processes, Tech

Ted Wagner VP and CISO SAP NS2

Ted Wagner, vice president and chief information security officer at SAP National Security Services, said government agencies should have the right balance of technology, processes and people to ensure that cloud security can better manage cyber threats in the digital landscape. Wagner wrote how SAP NS2 strives to have that balance by taking measures such as adopting machine learning, automation and behavior analytics in security monitoring efforts, attracting the top talent and getting the process right.

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Protest of Pentagon’s JEDI Cloud Contract Award Decision Likely to Continue Into 2021

Cloud computing

The Department of Defense reaffirmed its decision to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) in early September but a joint status report issued by the Court of Federal Claims Tuesday reveals several scenarios that could extend the JEDI contract protest into 2021, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday.

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Accenture Federal Services Names Christopher Copeland as CTO, Kyle Michl as Chief Innovation Officer

Christopher Copeland CTO AFS

Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal arm has appointed company veterans Christopher Copeland and Kyle Michl as chief technology officer and chief innovation officer, respectively. John Goodman, CEO of Accenture Federal Services and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Tuesday Copeland and Michl will help federal agencies advance their missions as they work to modernize their information technology systems.

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Okta’s Habib Hourani: TIC 3.0 Guidance, Adaptive Security Model Help Agencies Protect Cloud IT Environments

Habib Hourani Solutions Engineer Okta

Habib Hourani, a solutions engineer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), said the U.S. government is building policy around cloud computing platforms and an example of that is the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s issuance of the Trusted Internet Connections 3.0 Interim Telework Guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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US Navy Discusses Support of JADC2; Vice Adms. Jeffery Trussler, James Kilby Quoted

Jeffery Trussler Deputy CIO Dept of the Navy

The U.S. Navy has announced the service branch’s recent efforts to support the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2). The Naval forces operate in multiple domains and are focused on the Indo-Pacific region. JADC2 recently had a second test event where companies competed in a trial to test the technical capabilities of the new “internet of military things."

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