Microsoft promises to keep GitHub independent and open

June 4, 2018

Category: Software, Tech

Microsoft today announced its plans to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock. Unsurprisingly, that sent a few shock waves through the developer community, which still often eyes Microsoft with considerable unease. During a conference call this morning, Microsoft CEO […]

Cisco brings new email security services to its AMP endpoint platform

April 16, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Cisco is updating its AMP endpoint security platform with new email security services, and expanded capabilities designed to protect employee devices from ransomware, cryptomining, and fileless malware. AMP for Endpoint combines prevention, detection and response technologies using Cisco’s threat-centric security […]

The Linux Foundation launches a deep learning foundation

March 26, 2018

Category: Big Data, Software, Tech

Despite its name, the Linux Foundation has long been about more than just Linux. These days, it’s a foundation that provides support to other open source foundations and projects like Cloud Foundry, the Automotive Grade Linux initiative and the Cloud […]

Applications, Infrastructure

DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

June 18, 2018

Via: FCW

When it comes to IT acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security wants what most every agency wants: to get things done faster, cheaper and with more oversight. William Pratt, the director of strategic technology management in DHS’ Office of the […]

Infrastructure, Networking

What to expect now that AT&T officially owns Time Warner

June 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T yesterday completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., two days after a federal judge ruled against a Department of Justice (DOJ) attempt to block the deal. The DOJ could still appeal the ruling, but it agreed not to seek […]

Federal, Policy

Congress, GAO signal OTA oversight

June 15, 2018

Via: FCW

In the wake of Oracle’s successful protest of a $950 million “other transaction authority” award by the Army to REAN Cloud, House appropriators are putting the Defense Department on notice that they’ll be keeping a close eye on future OTA […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

OMB drafts new ‘Cloud Smart’ strategy

June 14, 2018

Via: FCW

It has been seven years since the Office of Management and Budget issued its Cloud First approach to help agencies move to the cloud. Under the guidance of Trump administration, OMB has spent a year consulting with agencies and now […]