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Google not to be renewing its contract with the Department of Defense, Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub could cause uproar.

Cloud Round-Up: Atlantean Datacenters, Google Uproar, and GitHub Drama

Google Steps Up and Steps Back from DOD Contracts Google divided opinions this week as it announced internally that it would not be renewing its contract with the Department of Defense, nicknamed Project Maven. The project, officially called Algorithmic Warfare Cross-Functional Team, has been hotly contested by both Google employees and outside detractors alike. It…

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Cloud Round-Up: Russia, Pentagon, and European Union Influence Over the Cloud

This week’s cloud news round-up focuses a lot on how the International market influences the cloud. Whether it’s Russia’s actions to block a single app from its citizens, a sizable government contract being announced in the United States, or the European Union’s approaching deadline for GDPR compliance, the actions of the government bodies around the…

The Department of Defense released answers to frequently asked questions about cloud adoption within the department.

US Department of Defense Releases Cloud Adoption FAQ

The Department of Defense released a set of answers to frequently asked questions about its initiative to accelerate cloud adoption within the department. Guided by the Cloud Executive Steering Group (CESG), the DoD is looking for solutions for storing unclassified, classified, and top-secret data in the cloud. Known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI)…

The United States National Science Foundation and three cloud providers partnered to make cloud resources more accessible to research.

US National Science Foundation Turns to the Cloud for Scientific Research

The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) and three of the leading cloud providers partnered to make cloud resources more accessible to the area of scientific study and research. This agreement includes $9 million in cloud resources donated during the fiscal year 2017. Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure donated $3 million…

New spending in the cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity rank highest in new spending for government technology budgets in the new year.

Report: Government CIOs List Cloud, Cybersecurity as Top Budget Items in 2018

Government CIOs rate digital transformation its top priority in 2018. To make this happen, new spending in the cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity rank highest in new spending for government technology budgets in the new year. A recent Gartner survey of 3,160 CIO respondents in 98 countries across major industries, including 461 government CIOs, outlined the…