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GitHub‘s software development platform has been approved under the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, a cybersecurity standard for products and services used in the government. The authorization allows for the continued use of GitHub Business Cloud in the federal government and verifies the platform’s compliance with software security standards, Elizabeth Pemmerl, U.S. east […] More
Microsoft‘s plan to acquire software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock by the end of 2018 could position the former as a key provider of federal cloud computing services due to the latter’s deals with government agencies. Laura Criste, a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government, wrote in an analysis published Friday that […] More
DLT Solutions and GitHub have partnered to market a programming code management tool for open source and private software development projects in the government sector. DLT said Thursday the GitHub Enterprise platform is an on-premise variant of and works to help developers search, review and share codes. Jim Propps, director of DLT’s enterprise platforms […] More
Tony Frazier, senior vice president at DigitalGlobe, has said the company recently posted a tool called MrGeo to source code sharing site GitHub, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes DigitalGlobe developed the tool under the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency“™s research and development program. The company also disclosed that it is developing fresh tools intended to help […] More

The General Services Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development are seeking information from the industry on how to enhance their cloud adoption, contact center, customer experience, and data analytics functions.


Microsoft has introduced an open-source platform designed to make elections more secure and allow voters to privately track their votes. ElectionGuard is a free software development kit under the company“™s Defending Democracy Program meant to enable third-party organizations and voters to validate election results, Tom Burt, corporate vice president for customer security and trust at Microsoft, wrote in a blog post published Monday.

HackerOne has helped the Department of Defense launch the agency’s seventh bug bounty program, which aims to find security vulnerabilities in the public-facing websites and services of the U.S. Air Force. The company said Thursday it provided its hacker-powered security platform for DoD“™s latest Hack the Air Force event, which also marked the service“™s third […] More
Symantec has found that a new cyber espionage group called Seedworm has started launch cyber attacks on dozens of government agencies, telecommunications, multinational organizations, oil and gas firms and other institutions worldwide since late September. Seedworm, also known as Zagos or Muddywater, collects intelligence data on targets across the Middle East and uses a new […] More
Amazon Web Services has unveiled a new program that seeks to help independent software vendors secure authority-to-operate certifications through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and other compliance programs. The ATO on AWS initiative aims to provide ISVs with tools, training, control implementation details and CloudFormation templates as well as guidance from the company“™s […] More
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