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SBA CIO Maria Roat Becomes Deputy Federal CIO

Small Business Administration CIO Maria Roat, a longtime leader in the federal IT community, has been formally named the to the position deputy Federal CIO, serving in the Office of Management and Budget under Federal CIO Suzette Kent. 

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DOD Awards Microsoft Its JEDI Cloud Contract

At long last, on Oct. 25, the Defense Department awarded its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract to Microsoft. In awarding the contract to Microsoft over rival Amazon Web Services, the DOD is seeking to move beyond the long-running acquisition saga and actually start deploying commercial cloud capabilities for Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service.

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DOD Releases Digital Modernization Strategy

The Defense Department on July 15 announced the rollout of its “Digital Modernization Strategy,” designed to guide the Pentagon’s IT modernization process for the foreseeable future

The 72-page document has four key goals: innovate for competitive advantage, optimize for efficiencies and improved capability, evolve cybersecurity for an agile and resilient defense posture, and cultivate talent for a ready workforce.

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