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Leveraging the value of our partnerships to empower Defense and Intelligence 

Microsoft has developed one of the largest technology ecosystem in the world, which provides opportunities for our partners in the defense industrial base to digitally transform and deliver mission capability. With our partners we seek to: Help securely advance missions across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace to promote stability and security for people, nations,...Read more

Governments and the Cloud—4 key benefits of using Hybrid Cloud 

Clouds are ever evolving. In technology terms, we generally think of it as a ‘hyperscale cloud’, built with near infinite scale and almost limitless possibilities. The pragmatic reality of adopting cloud, especially within government, is shades of grey in nature. Alongside the challenges of simply ‘adopting the technology’ come political, policy, privacy, and regulatory requirements...Read more

AI at the tactical edge for search & rescue operations 

In the 1960s, military strategist John Boyd developed the concept of OODA – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act. This combat philosophy emphasized agility over brute force: If you see more, understand better, decide faster, and react more quickly than an adversary, you likely win. Boyd died in 1997, well before anyone had heard the term “edge...Read more

3 key outcomes of a more collaborative government 

As governments worldwide consider how best to safely welcome a majority of their employees back to the workplace, a fair question is how much that in-person interaction adds to the digital collaboration that has taken place over the past year. In other words, what exactly does it mean to facilitate collaboration within, and between government...Read more

5 elements of mobility that will drive digital transformation 

Mobility and transit are not only changing how people move around, they are key components of a changing urban landscape. Development of automated vehicles continued over the past year; electric vehicles are helping to tackle climate change; and a wealth of public and private mobility developments in cities have given residents more travel options than ever. Transit is also high on the public sector priority list, with the European Union, for example, pledging billions...Read more

Empowering governments to support skills and talent development 

Over the next five years, more than 149 million tech jobs are expected to emerge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning. Because of this, supporting global economic development lies in empowering workers with the skills they need to be successful and thrive in this digital economy. Earlier this...Read more

The critical role of public finance in the economic rebuild 

The current economic landscape To learn more about how public finance organizations can be a leading agent for the economic rebuild of our communities, register to watch this webinar “The key role of Public Finance Organizations in the economy rebuild.” During this webinar, you will gain strategic insights from other countries on how they are...Read more

3 ways digital transformation makes governments more responsive 

COVID-19 placed enormous demands on government services—demands that are not likely to go away. Moreover, the private sector now looks to government to facilitate the data transparency, digital processes, and data security needed to fuel recovery. Governments now understand those old ways of doing business no longer work. They need to become agile and flexible...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