White House considers relaxing FedRAMP

Monday - 1/31/2011, 9:30am EST

Buying commercial cloud computing services might get easier. The administration is considering relaxing some cloud security requirements industry players say are too stringent. NextGov reports the possible changes come as a certification process, called FedRamp, is about to launch. The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration are collaborating on FedRamp. Objections came from the Software and Information Industry Association. Its members argue for a performance based approach to ensuring that cloud providers are secure.

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