Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

FedRAMP Unveils Draft of High-Impact Cloud Security Standards; Matt Goodrich Comments

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program office seeks public feedback on a draft baseline for hosting and securing high-impact federal information systems in cloud environments, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Dibya Sarkar writes FedRAMP’s Joint Authorization Board currently only authorizes cloud offerings that require low- to moderate-level security. The higher baseline …

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NSF Issues Grants for 2 New Supercomputers for Open Science

The National Science Foundation has approved grants worth a combined $16.2 million to fund the acquisition of two new supercomputers for the open science research community. The foundation said Nov. 24 that it allocated $9.6 million for the purchase of the Bridges advanced computing system to be housed at the …

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NIST Finalizes Guidelines on Federal Cloud Tech Adoption

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a two-volume road map for federal agencies to accelerate migration of their information technology systems to cloud-based infrastructure. NIST said Wednesday it sought input from government, commercial and academic organizations to develop the U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap with the …

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Judith Lamont: Federal Agencies See Value of Cloud Computing

The Obama administration’s “cloud-first” strategy helps federal agencies leverage data sharing, video conferencing and collaboration tools while saving money, research analyst Judith Lamont writes in a KMWorld Magazine article published Monday. According to Lamont, former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra introduced the program in late 2010 with the goal of helping …

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James Clapper: IC Moves Toward a Shared Cloud Services Model

U.S. intelligence organizations are working to build a common information technology network in the cloud as the agencies transition to a shared services strategy, Defense Systems reported Friday. Greg Slabodkin writes the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise program seeks to leverage both commercial and government cloud architectures to standardize IC …

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