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Cloud Contracts & CMMC Drafts

Oct 28, 2019

Happy Monday! Last week, you probably heard about the $10 billion contract that Microsoft was awarded by the Pentagon involving the DoD’s cloud computing services. Microsoft was awarded a 10 year contract, called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract, which came as a surprise to many, as it was expected to be awarded to Amazon Web Services (AWS). With this contract, Microsoft will manage and store sensitive military data, as well as provide the U.S. military with access to artificial intelligence and other technologies.

In other news, the DoD will be releasing an updated draft of the CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) in early November. Since the DoD released version 0.4 of the CMMC in September, more than 2,000 comments were received and are being reviewed. Version 1.0 is set to release in January 2020, and “the first requests for information that include CMMC requirements are set to release in June 2020.”

That’s all for today! Thank you for tuning in to this week’s segment of “Mondays With Miranda!” Keep up to date with current news by following NeQter Labs on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. We love comments and questions, so drop me an email info@neqterlabs.com. Enjoy your week!

About the Author: Miranda Simpson

Miranda Simpson is a Technical Writer & Support Representative at NeQter Labs, in Middletown, RI. She is extremely passionate about technology and cybersecurity. She enjoys long walks on the beach while listening to punk rock with her mobile walkman.

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