Government agencies are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance workforce capacity, improve mission effectiveness and drive operational efficiencies. In a July 30 FedInsider webinar, Federal IT leaders discussed the “building blocks” of AI in the Federal government.






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The Court of Federal Claims ruled today that the Department of Defense’s procurement of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) has appropriately followed regulations, and can continue to an award of the contract.






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Teresa Carlson, vice president-worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS), applauded the Defense Department’s (DoD) pace of cloud service adoption, and said AWS services are sufficiently secure so that “there are no barriers” for DoD to use them.






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The Department of Defense has narrowed the competition for its $10 billion, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract to a choice between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, according to a DoD spokesperson.






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Federal Cloud Flag

If recent events are any indication, we could be seeing big changes to agency cloud migration plans in 2019. The Federal government could be rethinking its role in owning and operating its own data centers, strongly questioning whether that is a job best left to government employees.






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A multi-cloud environment offers Federal agencies the advantages of high resiliency combined with the agility to adapt quickly to changing mission and technology requirements. But if migrating workloads to one cloud environment expands the attack surface, imagine how multiple clouds can extend the attack surface even more.






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Industry partners would like more clarity and more Federal support of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the upcoming update to the 2016 National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan. This request came in the recently released responses to the request for information for the update.






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The benefits of Software Defined Everything (SDE) – in which a physical infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as services on demand – will change the way we design, build, and test new applications. In a virtual environment, operational costs drop precipitously as the pace of innovation accelerates. Containerization – a way to virtually run separate […] […]

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When the term “ubiquitous computing” was first coined in the late 1980s, it was envisioned as a sea of electronic devices “connected by wires, radio waves, and infrared,” that are so widely used, nobody notices their presence. By that definition, the era of ubiquitous computing arrived some time ago. Everything from movie theater projectors to […] […]

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Leaders at defense and intelligence agencies have a unique challenge–how to build a cloud environment that is secure, reliable, and delivers a wide variety of services.






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The Federal cloud crystal ball continues to become clearer as agencies work with employees to ease their cloud concerns, address vendor lock-in hesitations, and identify key areas within their agencies where cloud can really make a difference.






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War Fighter Cloud Military

Locked in our technology siloes, the word “cloud” has become common vernacular. Working in IT, we know what it means, and we know at this point the kind of potential cloud computing unlocks. It’s not a big step to say that it will underpin technological innovation for the foreseeable future.






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The Department of Defense’s (DoD) move to the cloud is fueled by the agency’s desire to improve interoperability and adopt emerging technologies, according to officials speaking during yesterday’s MeriTalk webinar. On the webinar, which was underwritten by AWS and Red Hat, Stephen Moon, senior solutions architect, DoD at Amazon Web Services, and Ted Brunell, chief architect, DoD at Red Hat discussed why cloud is mission-critical and how DoD sees it shaping the future.






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During an Aug. 8 webinar on VMware Cloud on AWS hosted by the Digital Government Institute, participants said that VMware and AWS are setting up a dedicated instance of the service called VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud (US). This instance is intended to meet standards set by FedRAMP, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR).






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Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility between cloud service providers (CSPs) and government organizations. CSPs provide agencies with a secure platform to operate on, but it is the responsibility of agency security leaders to ensure the applications that are being hosted have been hardened, according to security experts.






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