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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer’s latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government’s performance of its core missions with spending at all … Continue reading

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Trump’s cybersecurity order pushes U.S. government to the cloud

President Donald Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, and he called for the U.S. government to move more into the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure. The order, signed on Thursday, is designed to “centralize risk” … Continue reading

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Microsoft gets support for its fight against government gag orders

Microsoft has secured some big allies in a fight against the federal government, including three of its chief rivals, plus a hometown airline.  Microsoft is fighting the government over its right to tell customers when federal agents request their data … Continue reading

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Microsoft Prevails Over Government In Overseas Email Case

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Microsoft sues US government over secret requests for user data

Microsoft has sued the U.S. government in an attempt to strike down a law allowing judges to gag tech companies when law enforcement agencies want access to their users’ data. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading

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Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

When the Obama administration’s CIO declared that the government would move to a cloud-first policy for its technology procurements, it was sending a clear message that agencies would be expected to modernize their IT shops. But five years later, that … Continue reading

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