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Skyhigh Networks’ Kevin Jones: Cloud Security Controls Key to Agencies’ Visibility Into Data, Employees’ Activities

Kevin Jones, vice president of public sector at Campbell, California-based cloud security access broker Skyhigh Networks, has said government agencies should adopt cloud-based controls to ensure visibility into data and protect them from security vulnerabilities and other cyber threats. Jones wrote that deploying cloud security controls seeks to enforce a …

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AWS Launches Online Software Marketplace for GovCloud (US) Region

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 15, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has unveiled an online marketplace for the AWS GovCloud (US) region that will work to facilitate the development of software products for government customers, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. AWS said Thursday independent software vendors can use the AWS Marketplace to customize, …

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Okta’s Chris Niggel: Data Security’s Future Is Linked to Identity Management

Chris Niggel, director of security and compliance at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), has said government agencies seeking to protect information systems from cyber threats should adopt security controls “that match the level of risk.” Niggel wrote that choosing such controls begins with the process of …

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AWS Eyes Defense Applications for AI-Based Image Analysis Tech

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 9, 2017 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has utilized an artificial intelligence service designed to help recognize objects, scenes and faces in images in a demonstration of its potential applications for Defense Department programs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday Amazon Rekognition is based on deep learning …

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CenturyLink Pursues IT, Telecom Work Under $50B GSA Vehicle; Erich Sanchack Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2017 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) will bid on work to deliver information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services to federal agencies through the General Services Administration‘s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it aims to provide its cybersecurity, cloud and managed …

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AT&T Eyes Work Under GSA’s $50B Contract for Telecom Services; Kay Kapoor Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2017 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will pursue work to provide telecommunications services and technologies to government agencies through its position under the General Services Administration‘s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Aug. 1 the EIS vehicle serves to replace the Washington Interagency …

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Accenture Closes Phase One Buy in Federal Cloud Market Push

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has wrapped up its acquisition of Alexandria, Virginia-based federal government cloud services provider Phase One Consulting Group for an undisclosed sum. Both companies first announced the deal in June and Accenture said Tuesday it made the acquisition to expand its Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and cloud offerings in the federal market. It marks Accenture’s seventh Salesforce-related …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh Pushes for Continued Enhancement of FedRAMP Process

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 7, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has urged the program management office for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to continue its push to streamline the authorization process in support of digital transformation in government, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. He said in a …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Cloud Key for Agencies to Manage IoT

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 2, 2017 — Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said agencies can utilize cloud computing technology to manage the volumes of data generated from the Internet of Things, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. “Cloud provides federal agencies with the improved flexibility, scalability and storage capacity they …

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Microsoft Launches Media Analytics, Cognitive Services Tools in Azure Government

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 26, 2017 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has added a media analytics tool and artificial intelligence platform to the Azure Government cloud in support of government customer needs, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company introduced the Cognitive Services White Glove Program on July 17 and the Azure Media Analytics technology on …

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