Tag Archives: cloud security

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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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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Success in the Cloud: Recovery.gov on Best Practices

As more federal agencies and departments look to cloud-computing platforms, some organizations are sharing their success stories. Recovery.gov, the website clearinghouse for financial data about disbursed American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, is one example of an early cloud adopter leading the way for other federal agencies. Michael Wood, director …

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