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Microsoft announced that its Azure and Office 365 cloud service became the first commercial cloud to be awarded Impact Level 5 DoD Provisional Authorization by the Defense Information Systems Agency, which allows the cloud to store the most sensitive, controlled, unclassified information. Microsoft also announced general availability of the service to all validated Department of Defense customers. […]

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Centrify and SailPoint Technologies have tools to address the tasks outlined in Phase 2 of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, according to representatives from the companies and DHS itself.






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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said that in order to crack down on cybersecurity attacks on the United States, he has compiled a team of “computer people” to discuss security procedures. Trump didn’t explain any specific policies that he or the team were working on.






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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly stressed the importance of working together to combat cyber warriors at his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly said that incumbent Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was “on to something” when he reached out to Silicon Valley companies for best cybersecurity practices.






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The Office of Personnel Management launched CyberCareers.gov. The website, which was created as part of the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, focuses on learning policies that will assist Federal agencies in building the cybersecurity workforce.






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