Tag Archives: Cloud Computing

GSA’s Bhagowalia: Cloud Economics ‘Driving the Transformation’

The General Service’s Administrations point-person for all things cloud computing said, like almost every new technology, the economics “are driving the transformation.” Speaking at the Cloud/Gov 2011 conference, Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia, deputy associate administrator at the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, said the government’s recently …

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Kundra to Talk Cloud to Industry Crowd at Security Conference

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who has ushered in the government’s “cloud-first” approach to federal IT, will address today a sold-out crowd of industry and technology leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance in San Francisco. The cloud summit, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference, a well-known IT security …

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DISA’s Solutions for DoD’s Cloud Conundrum

Despite all the talk of cloud computing in the federal sector and, more important, action on cloud computing, security questions have threatened to overwhelm the government’s “cloud-first” policy with question marks. While cloud has promised to “free” data, making it easier to use, share and collaborate, how feasible is cloud …

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NIST Puts Cloud Security Guidelines Up for Debate

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been thinking cloud for a while — but now, NIST is getting serious about hammering out clear security requirements for Web-based computing applications and services. NIST was tasked by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra with accelerating the formation of security guidelines …

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Will GSA Tweak Cloud FedRAMP Requirements?

The Obama administration is taking criticism of its cloud-computing security requirements to heart and may considering making changes, according to a report on Nextgov. The Federal Risk and Authorization and Management Program, known as FedRAMP, is designed to create security standards for the federal government’s use of the cloud; the …

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Cloud Concerns Not Limited to Security

Cloud computing— or at least cloud talk — in the federal sector has taken off, aided by the Office of Management and Budget’s cloud-first policy and the ever-shifting technological zeitgeist. But questions about cloud security have managed to put the brakes on too much enthusiasm for some. And, according to …

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