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USDA, DHS, Labor, Treasury Failed to Fully Implement Cloud Security Practices
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Labor (DoL), and the Department of Treasury have not fully applied cloud security practices, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Cyber Central: Implementing Zero Trust in DoD’s Cloud Architecture
The Department of Defense (DoD) has made significant headway in adopting a multi-cloud architecture, and that movement is introducing powerful new capabilities. However, cloud providers and agency IT officials need to work together to prevent cloud complexity from negating cloud security, according to DoD cloud experts.
Rep. Schweikert Presses IRS for More Cloud Adoption
House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., grilled Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Daniel Werfel at a hearing this week about what he called the agency’s slow pace in adopting cloud-based technologies.
CENTCOM Hires Google AI and Cloud Expert Andrew Moore
The Defense Department’s (DoD) U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) is looking to advance its abilities in AI and cloud technology with the recent hiring of Andrew Moore, the former director of artificial intelligence at Google’s cloud business.
USDA to Drive Cloud Adoption Across Department With STRATUS Contract
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to drive cloud adoption across the department with a new centralized cloud basic ordering agreement it calls STRATUS, according to a pre-solicitation notice USDA released last week.
Energy Dept. OIG Flags Weaknesses in Agency Cloud Security
The Department of Energy (DoE) has not been keeping up with adequately monitoring and authorizing its cloud services, according to a new report released by the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
IRS ECM System Failed to Meet All Cloud Security Requirements
The IRS’s Enterprise Case Management (ECM) System failed to meet all established cloud security requirements identified in reviews stretching back to 2021, according to a recent report from the Treasury Department’s Inspector General (IG).
USSOCOM CTO Talks Benefits of Multi-Cloud Hybrid Strategy
The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is pursuing a multi-cloud hybrid strategy that gives users greater choices and changes the portion of computing that remains on-premise – which is critical when bringing capabilities to disparate environments – the agency’s top tech official said on March 21.
DIA Upgrading JWICS With Modern Cloud
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is doing a major upgrade of the Federal government’s 30-year-old top-secret network, with cloud services playing a major factor in the modernization effort, a senior DIA official said on March 23.
FTC Looking at Cloud Market for Security, Competition Risks
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on March 22 that it is gathering data on the U.S. cloud computing market and its service providers to get a better handle on the market power of providers, their impact on competition, and “potential security risks.”