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Microsoft for Public Safety & National Security

The specter of cyberwar puts new demands on defenders

06 June 2014 | Sergio Ortega Cruz, Worldwide Industry Solution Manager, Public Safety and National Security
A new combat domain that cuts across military, civilian, and private sectors demands a new type of warrior and puts a premium on collaboration

Making mobility a productivity tool

20 May 2014 | Marco Manuello, Windows and Device Strategy lead for Worldwide Public Sector
Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite leverages the cloud to provide efficient mobile device management across a variety of platforms

Opportunities abound in the new public sector landscape

13 May 2014 | Jamie Wylly, General Manager, Public Safety and National Security, Worldwide Public Sector
Defense and public safety markets have seen dramatic change in the past two years – and challenged industry to find new ways to put the customer’s mission first

Achieving resilience against modern cyberthreats

09 May 2014 | Reto Haeni, Chief Security Officer and Advisor for Western Europe, Microsoft
As sophisticated and targeted attacks threaten a wealth of digital resources, organizations require a holistic and proactive cyber strategy

Giving industry a seat at the cybersecurity table

29 April 2014 | D.A. Harris, Director, Business Development, Worldwide Defense
Cybersecurity crosses public and private sector boundaries, but industry is often held at a distance in preventative planning for cyber threats – here’s why we need to work together

Laying a sound foundation for cybersecurity

24 April 2014 | Sergio Ortega Cruz, Worldwide Industry Solution Manager, Public Safety and National Security
Cyber threats continue to advance, but public sector organizations can’t forget the basics

Time is up for Windows XP

08 April 2014 | Marco Manuello, Windows and Device Strategy lead for Worldwide Public Sector
Support for Windows XP is coming to an end on April 8, and agencies must act now to protect their data

As XP Service Ends, A New Era Begins

01 April 2014 | Marco Manuello, Windows and Device Strategy lead for Worldwide Public Sector
With the end of support for XP rapidly approaching, governments have new opportunities to create secure, flexible, and productive workforces

Technology modernization is critical for effective global defense

24 March 2014 | D.A. Harris, Director, Business Development, Worldwide Defense
With new threats constantly emerging in land, sea, air, and cyberspace, global defense agencies must ensure their systems are agile and efficient

Battling transnational organized crime, at home and abroad

23 October 2013 | Sergio Ortega Cruz, Worldwide Industry Solution Manager, Public Safety and National Security
Governments are drawing on new resources to combat the growing threat from international criminal networks

The social enterprise breaks down silos across borders and boundaries

26 September 2013 | Mahesh Punyamurthula , Worldwide Industry Technology Strategist
Tools like SharePoint, Lync, and Yammer prove that location is nothing when it comes to enabling public sector collaboration and knowledge management

Defending public safety and national defense with the touch of a finger

13 August 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
A host of Windows 8 apps put information, tools and new resources at your fingertips for a variety of needs, from law enforcement to crisis response.

You get what you pay for: the security risks of pirated software

19 April 2013 | D.A. Harris, Director, Business Development, Worldwide Defense
Cyber piracy exposes international defense organizations to growing and volatile threats

The future of public sector technology: A look inside the Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments

02 April 2013 | Robert Hayes, Senior Fellow, Microsoft Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments
Learn more about the emerging trends and issues that will shape the future of international public safety and national security agencies

New software is secure software: The risk of holding on to Windows XP

22 March 2013 | Mark Whittington, General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security
Why upgrading is a necessity for your productivity, efficiency, IT management and security

Modern cities demand modern public safety solutions

27 February 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Cities, towns and communities around the world are turning to technology to keep citizens safe, explains Dr. Andrew Hawkins

Live from IDEX: Situational awareness is the key to public safety and national security

20 February 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Global Security Operations Centers support a common operational picture that’s critical to national defense

Live from IDEX: Groundbreaking technology that’s changing national defense

15 February 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
A peek into the technology and partner solutions on display this year at IDEX 2013

Defense needs in the Middle East are rapidly evolving

14 February 2013 | D.A. Harris, Director, Business Development, Worldwide Defense
Leaders gather this month in Abu Dhabi to discuss the latest land, sea and air technology at IDEX 2013

Three tech necessities for global defense in 2013

12 February 2013 | Mark Whittington, General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security
Out of the evolving demands, three trends have emerged as critical for mission success in the coming year

The revolution will be optimized: technology for the next generation of public safety and national defence

08 February 2013 | Wayne Phillips, Industry Lead, Public Safety and National Security business, Microsoft EMEA
Windows 8 redefines security, mobility and productivity on land, at sea and in the air.

Mission-driven technology platforms bring better resources for military operations

10 January 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
See how national defense and public safety organizations are meeting critical requirements through customized technology solutions

Highlights from the Year in Public Safety and National Security – Part 2

09 January 2013 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Celebrating the first anniversary of On Safety and Defense with our favorite moments from the past year

It’s your desktop, in your pocket

11 December 2012 | Marco Manuello, Windows and Device Strategy lead for Worldwide Public Sector
The Next Phase in Mobility Offers Freedom from Our Devices

Redefining defense logistics for a new era

06 December 2012 | Martin Slijkhuis, Public Safety and National Security Industry Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Defense organizations look to cross-domain collaboration, supply chain interoperability, and standardization among PLM processes to drive efficiencies in an age of austerity.

Highlights from the Year in Public Safety and National Security – Part 1

21 November 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Our pick for five top public safety and national security events and trends in 2012.

Cyber Security Awareness all year long

31 October 2012 | Dan Bourgoin, Senior Director, Public Safety and National Security Partners
Some thoughts on National Cyber Security Awareness Month for international agencies.

Jumpstart your Windows 8 experience

30 October 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
News, resources and tools to help public sector agencies start learning about the groundbreaking new Windows 8 operating system.

Cloud, cyber, Windows 8 and more

08 October 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
ISU EMEA kicks off in Rome on October 9. Find out what Microsoft executives will be talking about at this week’s event.

How big is big data – and what can we do with it?

17 August 2012 | Mahesh Punyamurthula , Worldwide Industry Technology Strategist
Read this summary of the Microsoft brief on big data solutions that can help national security organizations produce actionable insights from structured and unstructured data.

Greetings from WPC 2012

11 July 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out what's happening at this annual gathering of Microsoft global partners.

Cyber safety perspectives from Microsoft on Government

02 July 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out how the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit is helping governments and international organizations investigate and stop cybercrime worldwide.

The Best Blogs in National Defense

25 June 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Defence IQ announces its 2012 blogging awards recipients.

Five Twitter feeds you should be following

11 June 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out which Twitter feeds we are following lately for analysis and commentary on issues of national security and public safety.

Innovative public safety solution launches in India and Southeast Asia

05 June 2012 | Guy Ron, National Security & Public Safety Industry Manager, Asia Region
Find out how to use technology to create actionable intelligence with fusion centers.

Promoting partnership and innovation at WPC 2012

31 May 2012 | Dan Bourgoin, Senior Director, Public Safety and National Security Partners
Find out what’s on the agenda at this year’s annual Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

Sharing the responsibility for a secure critical infrastructure

30 May 2012 | Lori Woehler , Senior Director, WWPS Security
Learn how to incorporate security into the application development lifecycle to help in defend your critical infrastructure assets.

Portugal joins nations coordinating to fight cyber crime

09 May 2012 | Martin Slijkhuis, Public Safety and National Security Industry Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Find out how Microsoft is helping the Portugal government defense against national cyber crime.

Using supply chain management to bolster cost efficiency

29 March 2012 | Martin Slijkhuis, Public Safety and National Security Industry Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Find out about an upcoming event where you can meet with peers to learn how they are saving money with minimum risk exposure.

2012 Worldwide Public Safety Symposium hits new attendance, media coverage, and social media records

23 March 2012 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Find out what happened at this annual gathering of public safety and national security thought leaders and practitioners.

The right information at the right time

14 March 2012 | Mark Whittington, General Manager, Worldwide Public Safety and National Security
Find out what steps you can take to get the right information into the hands of those who can help protect your company, or your nation.

Improving military logistics with secure collaboration and private clouds

14 February 2012 | Martin Slijkhuis, Public Safety and National Security Industry Lead, Microsoft Western Europe
Find out how creating a defense logistics collaboration environment within a secure private cloud infrastructure could help you keep technology current - ultimately promoting mission success.

Tracking extremist chatter online: Connecting the dots

27 January 2012 | D.A. Harris, Director, Business Development, Worldwide Defense
Find out how intelligence technologies enable national security leaders to monitor and respond to rogue online activity.

Fourth Worldwide Public Safety Symposium slated for March 13-15 in the U.S.

24 January 2012 | Dr. Andrew Hawkins, Managing Director, Public Safety and Justice, Worldwide Public Sector, Microsoft Corporation
Learn more about this event, dedicated to helping public safety professionals leverage technology to improve disaster response efforts.

Technology support for soldiers, on and off the battlefield

16 December 2011 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
In addition to helping defense organizations leverage technology to support troop operations, Microsoft is also helping soldiers off the battlefield with software training to support their transition to civilian life. Learn how.

Welcome to Microsoft on Safety and Defense!

12 December 2011 | Jennifer Steele, Senior Marketing Manager, Worldwide Public Sector
Today we’re launching the Microsoft on Safety and Defense blog to start valuable discussions on the trends, challenges, and technologies impacting global public safety and national security.