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New cloud security guidance is out from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management program, or FedRAMP. It includes new security controls and templates for agencies and cloud service providers to implement the new controls. The updates came a day after the deadline for agencies to earn FedRAMP certification for their cloud systems. The updates reflect changes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Special Publication 800-53. FedRAMP program manager Matt Goodrich says the latest update is the largest release of new FedRAMP information since the General Services Administration unveiled the whole concept two years ago. Right now federal agencies have 16 different FedRAMP-certified cloud options. Goodrich says those 16 options are already in place in 160 locations across the federal government.
The deadline to earn certification for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is only a couple of weeks away. The General Services Administration is scheduling two events to further educate cloud security vendors and federal agencies
The cloud of the future will handle larger workloads and a higher density of virtual machines per server, yet with less space and power consumption.
In this week's Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller explores how DoD is developing its cloud security standards and Treasury is filling a financial management void.
Tags: Teri Takai , FedRAMP , GSA , DoD , Keith Alexander , Edward Snowden , cybersecurity , Mike Rogers , Robert Work , Treasury , Mark Reger , Danny Werfel , Norman Dong , OMB , Anne Rung , Dennis VanderTuig , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Lesley Field , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook
Emerging technologies like cloud, wireless access and virtualization are making telework an easy -- and economic -- solution for some agencies.
Tags: Brian McGrath , George Jakabcin , A New Era in Technology , telework , mobile , technology , cybersecurity , Virtualization , In Depth , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , Census Bureau , TIGTA ,
For the past two years, agencies have been making the jump to the cloud. Many first made the jump to the cloud for back-office systems, such as email or Web hosting. But more recently, agencies are seeing value in putting mission critical IT systems in the cloud.
At the same time, federal chief information officers still are coming to terms with how cloud providers secure their public and private cloud services. The General Services Administration's FedRAMP is helping to alleviate some of those cyber concerns. Progress has been slow and steady.
There are other initiatives such as the Federal Cloud Credential Exchange that also is beginning to show promise.
This panel discusses what agencies need to consider as they move more and more of their systems to the cloud--security, identity management and ease of use.
Sanjay Sardar, FERC's chief information officer, said the agency is building from the Telework Enhancements Act of 2010 to increase access to data and apps.
September 5, 2013
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is concerned new regulations may make whistleblowers even more reluctant to report tax fraud to the IRS. OMB Controller Danny Werfel says $85 billion in cuts under sequestration would hurt every state. Maj. Gen. Brett Williams says the U.S. Cyber Command is trying to figure how to normalize operations alongside air, land and sea capabilities. Lynn Singleton, director of environmental services at Lockheed Martin, talks about helping agencies move their email to the cloud. Dr. Milton Corn explains why The National Library of Medicine is monitoring social media.
Tags: Chuck Grassley , Senate , IRS , whistlelower , Danny Werfel , OMB , sequestration , U.S. Cyber Command , Brett Williams , Lynn Singleton , Lockheed Martin , industry , Milton Corn , National Library of Medicine , National Institutes of Health , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive