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Microsoft helps defense industry embrace digital transformation 

The allied defense community relies on a strong defense industrial base (DIB) to keep armed forces at peak readiness. The DIB is charged with the research, design, production, integration, sustainment, and service of everything from microelectronics, to platforms, to air fields, to C2 systems— all to serve military and national security needs. The DIB is...Read more

Enabling defense and intelligence missions with the cloud 

The impact of COVID-19 and the increasingly complex global security environment have made one thing is clear: defense and intelligence agencies must quickly adapt to change. Forces and defense organizations need to make decisions quickly, and data is the lifeblood of every mission. One aspect of military activity that has remained consistent since ancient times:...Read more

Honoring the female trailblazers of global defense 

We are nearing the end of Women’s History Month, a celebration of the profound contributions and impact that women have made across the United States and the world over. Established by U.S. Congress in 1981, Women’s History Month overlaps with International Women’s Day, a global holiday celebrated every March 8. This is a day for...Read more

How digital transformation is advancing Defense and Intelligence 

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, largely driven by exponential improvements in compute power, storage capacity, and global connectivity. These advances have ushered in a new ‘digital age’ in which data is the most valuable commodity and drives disruption across all industries—Defense and Intelligence included. As in other industries, defense customers are accelerating digital...Read more