Tag Archives: cloud security

Michaela Iorga: NIST’s New Cloud Security Guidance Puts Focus Beyond FedRAMP Baseline

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing new guidelines on cloud security controls to supplement the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s baselines and impact levels, FierceGovernmentIT reported Thursday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that Michaela Iorga, NIST’s senior security technical lead for cloud computing, said the future NIST Special Publication 800-174 …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD Eyes More Cloud Pilots, Industry Dialogue

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The Defense Department is pushing forward its cloud adoption efforts and industry dialogue following recent updates on the commercial cloud acquisition policy and the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s cloud security guidelines, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes that Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, told commercial cloud service providers at …

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Report: New DoD Cloud Strategy Seeks to Decentralize Procurement

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An upcoming release of the Defense Department‘s new cloud strategy aims to give individual agencies the capability to pursue commercial cloud procurements independently compared to the current cloud brokerage practice, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Frank Konkel writes that a draft of the “DoD Cloud Way Forward” document indicates that the department plans to limit …

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Report: DISA Testing Military Systems Against New FedRAMP Security Controls

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is working with the military to identify mission-critical systems and running pilot tests for the additional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Level 3 security requirements, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes the tests are conducted to help the Defense Department‘s risk executive function determine …

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FedRAMP Gives Contractors, Agencies Guide to Securing Clouds

The long-anticipated guidance regarding how contractors can provide the federal government cloud solutions was unveiled Thursday after nearly two years of being in the works. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel issued a policy memo detailing how agencies will use the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, to …

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FedRAMP Cloud Guidance Could Come Soon

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew has signed off on the federal government’s cloud security guidance known as FedRAMP according to a Federal News Radio report. FedRAMP has been in the works for nearly 18 months through collaboration between federal agencies, private industry and academia. The OMB will …

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Don’t Fear the Cloud, Fed CIO Says

Fears surrounding the security of public cloud computing have been exaggerated to discourage the federal government’s move to the cloud, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said Wednesday. Computerworld reports Kundra spoke at a forum on Capitol Hill he organized with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), with Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) …

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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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