The Defense Department's chief information officer and the Defense Information Systems Agency on Friday issued an update to its Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide, which updates guidance from January 2015.
The General Services Administration expects that by adding a preliminary readiness assessment, cloud service providers hoping to move through the federal government's cloud computing authorization program, known as the FedRAMP, will be able to do so more quickly.
In seeking a better sense of the certification process under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, the General Services Administration's innovation agency, 18F, issued a draft request for proposals for a dashboard.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to re-issue what some consider the agency's most important cybersecurity publication this calendar year.
In a new report, a group of technology contractors that have used the federal government's streamlined cloud computing authorization process, call the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program "fundamentally broken."
The General Services Administration-led program that aims to speed up and standardize agencies' security assessments for cloud computing technology plans to roll out major changes in the coming weeks and months.
Five action categories emerged in a new report on ways the government can better tackle cybersecurity.
The General Services Administration posted a public notice last week seeking feedback on support services that could help ease agencies' transition to the cloud. GSA could use the information to create a new cloud portfolio, although it's unclear if such a portfolio would supplement or replace some of GSA's current cloud computing programs.
The Army wants cloud computing vendors to pitch their solutions as part of its forthcoming cloud contract vehicle, said the service in a notice posted late last month.
Several General Services Administration programs were difficult to learn and implement, according to a survey of customers conducted by the agency.