Microsoft loses federal business leader

Rick Wagner joined Microsoft in 2020 after a five-year stint at ManTech.

Microsoft unveils OpenAI service for government customers

Microsoft is opening up its commercial generative AI technology to public sector customers and partners.

NOAA, Microsoft will advance national climate efforts through advanced tech partnership

Microsoft’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence tools will help NOAA further its climate and weather predictions and forecast modeling through research and development efforts.

Microsoft, Lockheed form new cloud collaboration pact

The world's largest defense company has both internal initiatives and work with military customers in mind for this partnership.

Pentagon on track to award $9 billion cloud contract in December

The Pentagon’s chief information officer said the multi-cloud, multi-vendor JWCC contract will be awarded “in about a month.”

Amazon-Microsoft rivalry now turns to $1B NGA contract

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency went down the sole-source route, which of course led to a protest.

Teresa Carlson returns to Microsoft

She rejoins the company nearly 12 years on from her last stint there.

Microsoft, DoD sign research and development pact

The company may have the chance to negotiate exclusive intellectual property rights—with an exception for the government—to innovations emerging from the collaboration.

Lockheed further grows its '5G.MIL' partnership tent

Partnerships with companies in the global commercial technology arena are a key aspect of Lockheed Martin's strategy for creating what it calls "5G.MIL" and the latest example is seen in this collaboration with one of the largest cloud computing providers.

Insight scores early victory in $2.5B fight versus Dell

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has sided with Insight Public Sector and has given the Navy 45 days to investigate claims that Dell used inside information to undermine the former's bid for a $2.5 billion Microsoft product license contract.

Microsoft readying Azure cloud service for government

Microsoft is planning on offering its Azure cloud service to the U.S. Government through a new offering called Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud.

Microsoft wins $66M Navy contract for consulting support services

Microsoft has won a $66.4 million contract to provide the Navy with consulting support services.

Who won June's biggest contracts?

June brought another increase in the number of contract awards that we've covered during the month, marking the continuation of a trend we've followed since January. So who are June's big winners?

Microsoft's $412.2M DISA contract includes access to source code

Microsoft has won a $412.2 million contract for Microsoft Enterprise Technical Support Services for DISA, which includes revealing its source code and other proprietary resources.

Microsoft to expand cloud service into Australia

Microsoft plans on building two cloud computing centers in Australia.

Microsoft to combine Yammer, Office 365 sales teams

Microsoft has begun integrating the Yammer sales team of around 100 representatives into its Office 365 sales team.

Microsoft sets sights on Amazon with cloud offering

With Microsoft just launching its cloud service, some believe the company has mistimed the market; however, the company remains confident that its service will rival that of its biggest competitor, Amazon.