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The nonprofit Center for Internet Security (CIS) has entered into a “strategic collaboration” with Microsoft to help bolster cybersecurity measures for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) organizations.

Michigan’s Utica Community Schools (UCS) has partnered with Microsoft on the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, which pairs technology professionals with UCS computer science and cybersecurity to support students and teachers.

The Navy Postgraduate School (NPS) has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Microsoft to look to integrate and utilize emerging technologies in service of the warfighter and national security, Navy announced May 2.

Republican members of Congress have written separate letters to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google CEO Sundar Pichai expressing concerns about the companies’ collection of data on students, among other issues.

From state and local governments to Federal agencies and the private sector, Active Directory (AD) – Microsoft’s proprietary directory service – is a key component of identity management, enabling administrators to manage permissions and access to network resources for every user across the enterprise.

The State of Texas announced a new digital alliance with Microsoft to address the need for digital and technical skills in the workforce. In an Oct. 22 press release, Texas and Microsoft said the alliance is “intended to create new economic opportunity, close equity, and digital skills gaps, and prepare a workforce for the 21st century.”

State and local governments can’t bet on luck when it comes to the cloud, but smart helps, specifically OMB’s Cloud Smart policy, according to MeriTalk’s newly released “Smart > Lucky: Pillars to Fed and SLED Cloud Success” report.

The Town of Fulton, Wis., launched the first pilot test of new voting security technology today. The pilot, which is a partnership between Fulton, VotingWorks, and Microsoft, will test Microsoft’s ElectionGuard technology.

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