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December 17, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The Defense Department’s new JEDI cloud platform will support warfighters on the tactical edge. U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 prepare for refueling during Exercise Yuma Horizon 19 at Imperial County Air Field, California, last January to maintain squadron capability in a forward-operating environment. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Seth Rosenberg

Between now and Valentine’s Day, the U.S. Defense Department will begin to build out its unclassified department-wide cloud platform, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud, known as JEDI. And approximately six months after that, DOD will stand up its secret cloud environment, followed later by the top secret cloud, all part of JEDI, reported Dana Deasy, Defense Department chief information officer, at the AFCEA Nova Chapter’s Air Force IT Day in Arlington, Va., last Thursday.

April 24, 2019
 

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, was awarded a $7,269,740 firm-fixed-price contract for Microsoft enterprise services. One bid was solicited with one bid received.  Work will be performed in Fort Gordon, Georgia, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2020. Fiscal year 2019 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $7,269,740 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity (W91RUS-19-F-0122).

January 15, 2019
 

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, is awarded an estimated $1,760,000,000 value single-award, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Microsoft Enterprise Services for the Department of Defense (DoD), Coast Guard, and intelligence community. Support includes Microsoft product engineering services for software developers and product teams to leverage a range of proprietary resources and source-code, and Microsoft premier support for tools, knowledge database, problem resolution assistance, and custom changes to Microsoft source-code when applicable.

January 1, 2019
By Kimberly Underwood
The cloud landscape will continue to evolve as the commercial industry continues to invest heavily in cloud service offerings, including data storage, such as this Microsoft data center.  Microsoft

Heavy hitters in the commercial cloud industry, such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, are pushing cloud-computing capabilities to what they refer to as the intelligent edge. They are connecting Internet of Things devices and mobile applications with ever-expanding cloud capabilities and the advanced computing of artificial intelligence to create a so-called intelligent cloud, pushing out the results of advanced processing and data analysis to a user’s fingertips.

June 28, 2018
 

Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Washington, was awarded a $13,499,934 firm-fixed-price contract for non-personal consulting services for Enterprise directory, systems management, Army Golden Master sustainment support, SharePoint, and Enterprise service management system. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of June 27, 2019. Fiscal year 2018 operations and maintenance, Army funds in the amount of $13,499,934 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

 

May 24, 2018
By Maryann Lawlor
When considering data migration to the cloud, organizations must first understand their workload and application portfolio. credit: Shutterstock

Federal mandates and economic concerns are pushing businesses and government agencies to migrate their IT services to the cloud. As a result, decision makers must consider how to proceed in a way that meets compliance requirements in a timely, affordable and secure fashion.

Two data migration experts at experienced commercial organizations recently offered their advice to organizations that are just beginning on the data migration trail or are well on their way but hitting a few bumps in the road.

June 8, 2012
By Beverly Schaeffer

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has hired Leigh Madden as U.S. Air Force director of the company's U.S. Public Sector group.

January 15, 2011
By Henry Kenyon

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington, has promoted Jamie Wylly to senior director in charge of the company's U.S. Army Programs and Sales Division.