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Staying a Step Ahead in a Changing World: The AFSOC Story

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), headquartered at Hurlburt Field, Florida, is the special operations component of the United States Air Force. Their mission is to provide the Nation’s specialized airpower, capable across the spectrum of conflict – any place, any time. AFSOC strives to stay a step ahead in a changing world, delivering […]

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Five Ways Defense Agencies and Warfighters Can Benefit from Cloud Technology

In the March issue of National Defense, Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department (DoD) at Amazon Web Services, shared how defense and intelligence agencies can deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and successfully achieve their missions. Within the article, Jennifer addresses security concerns, the benefits of the cloud, and the contract […]

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MD5 Hackathon: Using Technology & Data to Help Save Lives

Prepare for everything. That is the guidance that MD5, a public-private partnership between the National Defense University, New York University, and a network of national research universities, is giving its participants for the MD5 Hackathon on February 24 – 26 in Austin, Texas. The three day hackathon brings together over 100 innovators from the Department […]

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AWS Snowball Edge for the DoD: Bringing Storage and Compute to Tactical Situations

A growing number of military customers are adopting AWS’s cloud services to process, store, and transmit Department of Defense (DoD) data. Within the DoD, storage offers an opportunity to reduce costs and drive efficiencies, wherever the mission may take you. From the battlefield to a military installation to a remote airfield, AWS Snowball Edge can […]

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Modernizing Defense in the Cloud at DoD SRG Impact Level 5

Cloud computing can support the Department of Defense (DoD) mission by increasing innovation, efficiency, agility, and resiliency— all while reducing costs. Comprised of small, highly empowered teams, DoD’s United States Digital Service (USDS) is breaking down innovation barriers, tackling mission-critical operations, and delivering more value with the cloud in highly regulated, unclassified environments. Chris Lynch, […]

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Jeff Bezos Joins Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s New Defense Innovation Advisory Board

To continue to enhance the Department of Defense’s (DoD) culture, technology, and processes, Defense Secretary Ash Carter established a Defense Innovation Advisory Board and has asked Amazon Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, to join others, including astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and former Obama administration official Cass Sunstein (see a full list of board members here). […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Earns DoD Cloud Computing SRG Impact Level 4 Authorization

We are pleased to announce that the AWS GovCloud (US) Region has been granted a Provisional Authorization (PA) without conditions by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for Impact Level 4 workloads as defined in the Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG). AWS was the first Cloud Service Provider (CSP) […]

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Strengthening Cyber Security Across the Department of Defense

A guest post by Gabriele McCormick, Lead Communications Specialist, Enlighten IT Consulting Protecting U.S. cyber assets has become a top-level priority. In October, the Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 designed to enhance cybersecurity threat information sharing between the U.S. government and the private sector. The Department of Defense (DoD) has been […]

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AWS GovCloud (US) Helps ASD Cut Costs by 50% while Dramatically Improving Security

No one denies that military operations are very high risk.  And in high risk operations, it is essential to assess risks and plan for mitigation.  Enter the business of military organizational assessments, in which squadrons, battalions, companies, and detachments routinely turn to their own members to assess the safety climate of their organizations. In August […]

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