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NIST Releases Reference Document for Federal Community Clouds

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a document detailing the need for transparent monitoring procedures and methods of distribution for federal community clouds to improve the efficiency of, and make cloud processes and transactions easier for, the members of these cloud environments.

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FedRAMP Launches New Marketplace Guidance Document

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has released a new document made to guide commercial and government parties in understanding FedRAMP's cloud service offerings. The document entitled "Marketplace Guidance" contains explanations on how to achieve designations across the program and how to manage changes in initial agency partners, FedRAMP said Thursday.

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GSA Reflects on NOAA Cloud Transition Initiative

The General Services Administration has recognized the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's cloud initiative as a model example of smart cloud migration. NOAA built its enterprise-level cloud platform from multiple cloud service providers to employ a diverse set of technical features, Bill Zielinski wrote on a blog posted Tuesday on the General Services Administration's website.

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Air Force Launches Command Health Evaluation Tech in the Cloud

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has deployed a metrics-based framework to distribute command information in the cloud. The Installation Health Assessment platform works to evaluate the condition of different installation and mission support areas from different commands, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

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DoD Seeking Commercial Services for Enterprise Cloud Efforts

The Department of Defense is implementing a multi-vendor approach to its 2018 Enterprise Cloud Strategy focused on simplifying agency operations, the Defense Information Systems Agency said Wednesday. Kevin Tate, a management analyst at the Office of the DoD Chief Information Officer, said at an AFCEA symposium in Baltimore, Md. that the department seeks to transition away from hardware-dependent infrastructures that lack flexibility and pose problems for equipment maintenance. 

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Bernard Del Rosario: DISA’s Cloud Architecture Helps Users Meet Security Req’s

Bernard del Rosario, a chief engineer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, said at an AFCEA symposium in Maryland that the Secure Cloud Computing Architecture helps accelerate the "authority to operate" process, DISA said Wednesday. The agency's SCCA platform enables the Department of Defense’s partner entities to optimize security and management features to meet requirements for migrating workloads to the cloud. 

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