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Office 365 Government Features Update

Using either Office 365 Government or Azure Government can give your governmental office a huge boost in finally obtaining top-tier cloud technology. As an example, those of you in the U.S. Government Community for Office 365 are able to enjoy new features announced this last January. If you’re just now starting to use Office 365...

Office 365 Government Introduces Power BI Pro

For quite a while, Power BI was only available in Office 365 through a commercial edition that brought some of the best features available for organizing data. As a business intelligence cloud service, it’s already helped many commercial businesses aggregate, visualize, and share all the data they have. In government, though, data is a far...

The Common Control Conundrum

What are Common Controls? Common controls are security controls that can support multiple information systems efficiently and effectively as a common capability. They typically define the foundation of a system security plan. Common controls are the security controls you need to do the most work to identify when developing your risk-based cybersecurity strategy and your system...

Think INSIDE the Box

Data Residency and Risk Management Data residency analysis is the process of determining the physical or geographic location of the data and digital artifacts that reside in your information system.  Luckily data residency for US public sector agencies is well defined.  The data and information resources of US government systems it needs to reside within...

Know Your Boundary

Do You Know Your RMF Boundaries? The first step in the six step risk management framework (RMF) process is categorizing your system.  The first step in categorizing your system is establishing the system boundary.  The boundaries of your system and how you categorize it will  drive your risk management strategy.  Your risk management strategy in...