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Bulgarian gov writes open source into law

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The Bulgarian government has launched a number of amendments to the Electronic Governance Act which requires all code written for the government to be open source.

Government report highlights only 29% of UK has cyber security policies

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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has released findings from its annual Cyber Security Breaches Survey, where 69% of organizations believe security to be a top priority for the business, though only 29% have a formal written policy.

US FedRAMP has turned into a slow lane for government cloud says protest group

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A cloud industry protest group has called on the US government to fix its FedRAMP process for certifying government cloud service providers.

New players ally to G-Cloud 7 amid accusations of anti-cloud behaviour

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A number of new service providers have announced their participation in the latest iteration of the UK’s government computing services framework, G-Cloud 7.

Carrenza claims it’s now top cloud host for UK government digital service

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UK cloud service provider Carrenza has announced it is now providing the majority of hosting for the government digital service (GDS) as it made the production and staging environments for the Gov.UK site live on its cloud infrastructure.

Microsoft doubles down on targeting government for cloud

Microsoft is expanding its pitch to the US public sector

Microsoft is looking to deliver a government-friendly version of its cloud-based Dynamics CRM platform in a bid to bolster its presence in the public sector. The move follows the company’s recent expansion of its preview of Azure for government.

G-Cloud sales exceed £175m, Cabinet Office minister says

Francis Maude said G-Cloud has improved competition for SMEs in the public sector, but the OFT doesn't necessarily see it that way

UK Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude told an audience at a public sector procurement tradeshow in London Tuesday that the G-Cloud programme has been successful at opening up the public sector market to SMEs.

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