Reporters' Roundup: e-data rules, cyber legislation

Monday - 4/11/2011, 6:15pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

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Jared Serbu, Reporter, Federal News Radio

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  • Your agency needs to make sure the right safeguards are in place when moving its email or data storage to a third party provider of cloud computing services. Getting the legal requirements of data ownership, privacy rules and records management wrong could cost your agency millions of dollars and hundreds of hours of effort in a lawsuit. Allison Stanton is the director of E-Discovery for the Justice Department. She tells Jason Miller about the considerations agency general counsels, technology and acquisition managers need to keep in mind when writing contracts for cloud services.

  • Some hints from the Obama administration that they could be approaching the point where they're ready to have serious talks with Congress on comprehensive cyber security legislation. The administration has been conducting an internal legal review to determine exactly what laws need to be updated. Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu reports that some members of Congress have grown impatient with that process.