Microsoft in Cloud Deal With US Intel Community

Microsoft in Cloud Deal With US Intel Community

The deal, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, will also give Microsoft a shot at the controversial 10-year, $10bn cloud contract known as JEDI, which has been under close scrutiny by law-makers in recent weeks.

Microsoft has rolled its tanks onto Amazon's lawn thanks to a multi-million dollar deal to bring its Azure Government product into 17 United States intelligence agencies.

Through this latest agreement, the IC can leverage technology innovation, embracing interoperability and providing secure hyperscale cloud that extends to meet each of their 17 agencies right where they are. Chief among these offerings is Azure Government.

Microsoft Azure Government is a cloud platform designed specifically for the needs of government agencies that process confidential information, being physically isolated from the rest of the company's data centers.

On top of providing separate infrastructure, Azure Government has also been cleared by several of the cybersecurity assessment programs that the government uses to evaluate technology products. The spy groups will also be able to use other products offered by the Redmond, Washington-based software company, including its Windows operating system and its Office applications. Unlike many online publications, we don't have a paywall or run banner advertising, because we want to keep our journalism open, without influence or the need to chase traffic. Office 365 for US Government also supports USA federal security standards like both FEDRAMP Moderate and High, as well as industry regulations like CJIS in law enforcement, FERPA in education, or HIPAA in healthcare, along with many others.

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