Policy & Procurement

DISA plans a new step toward DOD cloud

Amber Corrin, Federal Computer Week,  Wednesday, October 26, 2011

In keeping with broader federal mandates for IT efficiencies, the Defense Information Systems Agency is pushing forward with cloud strategies for the Defense Department, most recently with a new request for information to launch its enterprise-wide systems engineering solutions.

Final Version of NIST Cloud Computing Definition Published

NIST,  Tuesday, October 25, 2011

After years in the works and 15 drafts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) working definition of cloud computing, the 16th and final definition has been published as The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145).

GSA Loses $2.5 Billion Cloud Contract Fight

J. Nicholas Hoover, InformationWeek,  Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The General Services Administration lost a dispute Monday over a $2.5 billion cloud email contract and, as a result, may have to go back to the drawing board for part of its proposal.

How to balance information sharing, security

Jack Moore, FederalNewsRadio.com,  Friday, October 14, 2011

...Karen Evans is the former administrator of the Office of E-Government and Information Technology in the Office of Management and Budget. She joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris with her take on how the administration plans to balance security with the need to share information.

Additional Guidance Needed to Address Cloud Computing Concerns

Gregory C. Wilshusen, Director Information Security Issues GAO,  Thursday, October 06, 2011

Gregory C. Wilshusen’s testimony before the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives summarizes the GAO’s report issued last year and describes actions taken by federal agencies to implement the report’s recommendations.