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Advancing cloud capabilities to meet national security missions 

National security mission leaders need the latest tools to deliver on critical mission objectives. At a recent Microsoft Classified Mission Clouds event, I met with customers and partners across the national security community to understand their mission needs and explore how Microsoft capabilities can help them serve their missions and solve their most pressing challenges. Aligning...Read more

Microsoft expands on cybersecurity commitments for U.S. government agencies 

Fostering U.S. economic growth and prosperity hinges on our collective ability to create a safer world. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently met with President Biden, cabinet officials, educational institutions, and top executives from some of the largest tech, financial services, insurance, and energy companies to address the critical challenge of cybersecurity. As the White House...Read more

Uncovering new unknowns: How to approach EDR & logging Cyber EO milestones 

Our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) has covered considerable ground to date — from demystifying the Zero Trust journey to providing strategies for securing critical software and classifying agency data — but there is still work to be done as we look ahead to the next wave of approaching milestones....Read more

EO Strategies for Securing Critical Software & Classifying Agency Data 

So far in our ongoing series on the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) to bolster the U.S. Government’s resilience against cyberattacks we’ve taken a look at what’s next for federal agencies and then mapped out major milestones. Two of those milestones are on August 10, 2021, focused on critical software and classifying agency data...Read more

Helping state and local government agencies address cyber security 

Cyber-attacks against state and local governments are increasing and accelerating – even before COVID, two-thirds of attacks targeted state and local organizations. From January to May of 2020, there was a 350% increase in phishing attempts, with attackers taking advantage of the fear and uncertainty driven by COVID. With a nationwide workforce moving to remote...Read more

Mapping the Cybersecurity Executive Order Milestones 

The recent Cybersecurity Executive Order lists July 11 as the first major deadline for all Federal civilian agencies to provide updated plans for adopting cloud technology and implementing a Zero Trust Architecture. To help agencies meet this immediate need and to accelerate their long-term journey towards secure cloud and Zero Trust, Microsoft has recently published...Read more

The Cybersecurity Executive Order: What’s Next for Federal Agencies? 

U.S. economic growth and prosperity hinges on our country’s ability to secure our most critical assets and invest with confidence in innovative technology that the American people can rely on. The Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order (EO) emphasizes cybersecurity as a national priority, and represents a bold step in outlining concrete actions to strengthen security...Read more

Enabling digital transformation in six key areas of transportation 

Government transportation agencies and transit authorities across the country share a universal commitment to protect and connect people as they drive on roads, highways and bridges or travel aboard buses, subways, streetcars, and light- and commuter-rail systems. Managing transportation systems that people rely on every day comes with great responsibilities, especially as agencies work to...Read more

Microsoft and RSM: Holistic Disease Management Solutions 

Overview For more than 30 years, RSM has been providing Microsoft Dynamics implementations for customers across industries from the basic “out of the box” model to a complex architecture featuring automation, dashboards, system integration and custom development. I recently sat down with Phillip Haase, Principal overseeing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Public Sector Practice at...Read more

The Power of a Purpose-Driven Career: Insights from Women Leaders in Government 

Mary Kaye Vavasour, Senior Program Manager, Web Applications at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and Kim Nelson, Executive Director of State and Local eGovernment Solutions at Microsoft, met just this year and have built a professional alliance with a combined 80+ years of working with technology in the public sector. The two recently sat...Read more

Next-generation cloud innovations further enhance national security 

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Addressing Audit Log Storage for U.S. Federal Government Customers 

At Microsoft, we offer a rich set of robust security and compliance capabilities in Office 365 and Microsoft 365. One of these is the ability to better understand account activity – like documents accessed, and mailboxes accessed – through audit logs to assess if, how, when, and to what extent a security incident has occurred....Read more