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Google's claims of FISMA certification questioned

Microsoft makes court documents public as part of battle to provide cloud services to the Interior Department. Google contends its Google Apps for Government offers more security than FISMA requires.

Tags: technology , industry , GSA , Interior , Dave Mihalchik , David Howard , Google , Microsoft , cloud computing , FISMA , cybersecurity , Email-as-a-service , bid protest , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 07:24am EDT

GSA gathers input to improve acquisition process

The agency wants help from federal and industry partners to improve communications between the two. GSA said it has a large toolbox of resources agencies can build on to fit their specific missions. Vendors also should be on the lookout for several new contracts in the coming months.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , OMB , Networx , Connections , mythbusting , Federal Networks , cloud computing , Mary Davie , Karl Krumbholz , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:57pm EST

White House considers relaxing FedRAMP

Obama administration officials are considering relaxing some security requirements for cloud computing certification to expedite deployments.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , technology , security

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:30am EST

Kundra extends cloud comment period

"I've actually extended the time for industry to comment to Jan. 17," said federal CIO Vivek Kundra.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , technology , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 12/03/2010, 09:30am EST

OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Have ideas about cloud computing certification? Tell GSA

Think you can help the federal government speed up its certification and accreditation of cloud computing products and services? If the answer is yes, the General Services Administration wants to hear from you. GSA recently released requirements for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), an interagency initiative that will provide the government-wide certification [...]

Tags: cloud computing , GSA , technology , Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , GSA , technology , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:45pm EST

Feds raise questions about cloud security

Several cyber experts are not sold on how security around cloud computing will work. Some of the doubts come as GSA issues draft requirements for FedRAMP. Others say agencies likely will move to a private cloud first before trusting data to a public provider.

Tags: technology , David Stender , Brian McGrath , Census , IRS , GSA , Doug Bourgeois , VMware , Sam Curry , RSA , TechAmerica , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Scott Carr

Monday - 11/08/2010, 06:36am EST
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GSA rolls out FedRAMP requirements

The White House wants common security requirements for agencies in the cloud. So GSA is rolling out FedRAMP. They say it will provide security authorizations and continuous monitoring of cloud systems.

Tags: cybersecurity , White House , GSA , Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program , cloud computing , cloud , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 12:43pm EDT

GSA's next cloud offering: e-mail-as-a-service

GSA is ramping up cloud computing, preparing the next two governmentwide contracts for cloud computing. Agency issues notice that a RFP could be issued by early 2011. GSA also considering geospatial platform-as-a-service offering later next year.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , Geospatial information , e-mail-as-a-service , infrastructure-as-a-service , platform-as-a-service , apps.gov , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:21am EDT
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GSA awards 11 spots on first cloud BPA

Vendors still must go through the cybersecurity certification and accreditation process before they can offer these infrastructure services. This is the first award under the federal cloud computing initiative. All of these services will be available through the Apps.gov platform.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , OMB , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , apps.gov , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:15am EDT
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