Nitin Pradhan, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, October 31, 2013
After leaving the position of CIO for the U.S. Department of Transportation, I co-founded a marketplace called GOVonomy, designed to match government needs and opportunities with emerging technology products from startups and growth companies. Most of these products are cloud-based and may require the government's FedRAMP security assessment. Yet most private companies are not aware of the FedRAMP program and process, or how it can help improve their cloud security. So as part of a new series of discussions with top government leaders for InformationWeek Government, I interviewed Maria Roat, the FedRAMP director at GSA.
Archana Venkatraman, ComputerWeekly, Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The fourth version of the supplier framework UK government cloud – G-Cloud 4 (G4) – has gone live, aiming to provide more small and medium-sized enterprises the opportunity to win government IT contracts.
Bob Brewin, NextGov, Friday, October 25, 2013
After treating email as a core service on their domestic intranet for the past 13 years, the Navy and Marines must now shift to a cloud service operated by the Defense Information System Agency under a new Defense Department policy.
The Chertoff Group
Thursday, October 24, 2013
The seeming flood of disclosures about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) activity sometimes threatens to overwhelm the observer. More to the point, the flood often does more to conceal revelations than it does to expose them. The important things get lost in the wave of less relevant information. That’s particularly true of new information about the NSA’s encryption and interception activities and how they will affect cloud service providers.
Richard W. Walker, InformationWeek Government, Thursday, October 24, 2013
Officials in the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) believe in giving users a choice. That's why they have established blanket purchase agreements (BPAs) that let Army agencies pick between Microsoft and Google for cloud-based email, collaboration, information sharing and mobile access.
Amber Corrin, Federal Computer Week, Thursday, October 24, 2013
The latest draft of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework is meatier than its August predecessor, but heated debate continues over the question of voluntary standards versus regulatory mandates.
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week, Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The CIA clearly doesn't want to wait any longer for work to begin on the $600 million cloud infrastructure it has tapped Amazon Web Services to build.
Frank Konkel, Federal Computer Week, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Almost a week after it ended, the partial government shutdown continues to affect the federal IT community. Companies seeking authorization under the government's standardized approach to security assessments for cloud services -- known as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) -- were delayed by the 16-day shutdown.