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DoD unties services' hands when buying commercial cloud

A new memo from acting CIO Terry Halvorsen removes the requirement for DISA to be the main path to buy cloud computing services.

Tags: technology , DoD , DISA , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , cybersecurity , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/18/2014, 10:51am EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Get rid of data centers and start using cloud computing. It seemed like a simple directive from the White House. But nothing in the federal government is that easy. Confusion over how to incorporate cloud security standards into cloud contracts has reached a breaking point. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is jumping in to clarify the best ways for agencies to use the Federal Risk Authorization and Management (Fed-RAMP) standards in solicitations. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the expected changes to Fed-RAMP in 2015.

Tags: Jason Miller , OFPP , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 11:32am EST
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Confusion over FedRAMP? OFPP to clarify contracting language

Agencies are struggling in how they describe the requirement for cloud services to meet the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program cyber standards. The FedRAMP program management office details programmatic goals for 2015, including new metrics to determine governmentwide uptake of the standards.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , GSA , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , Matt Goodrich , Kathy Conrad , industry , OFPP , acquisition policy , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/17/2014, 03:55am EST
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Kevin Jackson -- from one cloud to another

GovCloud Network CEO Kevin Jackson joins host John Gilroy to discuss his perspective on challenges that agencies face when they attempt to move to the cloud.
December 2, 2014

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Kevin Jackson , GovCloud Network , social media , FedTech Magazine , hybrid cloud , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/02/2014, 08:55pm EST
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One Step to the Cloud, Two Steps Toward Innovation

Cloud computing and innovation are intrinsically linked in the federal government. The idea of agencies moving commodity technology such as email or collaboration to the cloud begets their ability to be more innovative with both commodity and mission critical IT.

Tags: technology , Accenture , cloud , data , cloud computing , David DeVries , Christopher L. Smith , Charles Riddle

Wednesday - 06/27/2012, 04:48pm EDT
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Matt Goodrich, Acting Director, FEDRAMP

Demand is finally pushing the cloud services cybersecurity program known as FedRAMP to develop standards for high impact systems. The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, acting director of the FedRAMP program, tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller about the changes that are coming.

Tags: Matt Goodrich , FedRAMP , In Depth , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 11/26/2014, 05:03pm EST
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FedRAMP developing a FISMA high baseline in 2015

The Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program will send a draft baseline standard for FISMA high systems around the government for comment in the next month. Matt Goodrich, the acting director of the FedRAMP program, said the high-impact baseline would apply only to non-classified technology systems as characterized under the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , Matt Goodrich , GSA , DoD , DHS , Trusted Internet Connections initiative , Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program , Joint Authorization Board , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/28/2014, 07:33am EST
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: DoD trying to remove the haze around its use of commercial clouds

In this edition of "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," The Department of Defense releases the results of a study detailing three new approaches to help military services and agencies ensure the security of the commercial clouds they use; what could be the last set of the mostly dreaded annual Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) reports are arriving from agency inspector generals and Harvard, the Commerce Department and the Office of Management and Budget are stealing away three senior executives from the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , cybersecurity , DoD , Terry Halvorsen , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , oversight , FISMA , State Department , continuous monitoring , people , White House , Office of Science and Technology , Commerce Department , OMB , U.S. Digital Service , Nick Sinai , Harvard University , Lynn Overman , Charles Worthington , Aneesh Chopra

Monday - 12/01/2014, 03:56am EST

The benefits of online learning

Georgetown University professor Dr. Pablo Molina joins host John Gilroy to discuss distance learning and the strengths and weaknesses of learning technology.
November 18, 2014

Tags: technology , online learning , online education , online certification , online training , Pablo Molina , Georgetown University , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Coursera , Udacity , EDX , Kahn Academy , Blackboard , Moodle , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 11/18/2014, 09:00pm EST
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Army's move to enterprise email kicked culture transformation into gear

Mike Krieger, the former Army deputy CIO/G6, retired after 35 years in government. He says the move to email-as-a-service in the cloud provided the Army the roadmap to change how it looks at shared services.

Tags: technology , Mike Krieger , Army , cloud computing , enterprise email , DISA , Joint Regional Security Stacks , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 04:41am EST
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