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Carlson parts ways with Amazon

Teresa Carlson is joining Splunk's leadership team after more than a decade leading Amazon Web Services’ public sector business. Carlson’s first day with Splunk will be April 19. In her new role, she will focus on growing the company’s business transformation efforts, accelerating growth and advancing its cloud initiatives. Billy Mitchell has the scoop.

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New ICAM guidance coming

The Office of Governmentwide Policy is planning to issue guidance for agencies on single sign-on, cloud identities and a digital identity risk management process over the next year. The guidance should address questions about how agencies modernize their infrastructure and securely allow remote access as “a lot” of them migrate to the cloud, said Ken Myers, chief federal ICAM architect within the General Services Administration. Dave Nyczepir has the story.

JAIC wants DRAID services

The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) is looking for companies to help curate and enhance the military’s ability to use its data. JAIC released a solicitation for Data Readiness for AI Development (DRAID) services, carrying a $240 million ceiling. Under the five-year contract, JAIC wants to enable “decentralized ordering” on the contract for parts of the military looking to use their data for AI development. More from Jackson Barnett.

Mayorkas pledges to modernize US cyber-defenses

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pledged last week to improve nearly every major facet of DHS’s cybersecurity work, from helping federal agencies recover from hacks to thwarting them in the first place. “Our government got hacked last year and we didn’t know about it for months,” Mayorkas said at the RSA Conference of the SolarWinds breach. “This incident is one of many that underscores the need for the federal government to modernize cybersecurity defenses and deepen our partnerships." Sean Lyngaas has more on CyberScoop.

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