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JIE has undergone no test or evaluation, says OT&E report

Despite launching one and a half years ago, infrastructure and components of the Defense Department's Joint Information Environment have yet to undergo any operational testing, said the Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation in an annual report submitted to Congress Feb. 1.

FedRAMP authorization process changes, 'high' security baseline pilot in the works

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.

Air Force focused on cloud governance, says CTO

It's difficult to do an accurate comparison of cloud computing technology when the technology is poorly understood or ill-defined, said Air Force Chief Technology Officer Frank Konieczny. That's just one reason the service is squarely focused on governance of its cloud deployments.

GSA begins planning for new cloud support portfolio

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.

Army begins industry outreach for cloud transformation project

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.

IG questions DoD cloud computing oversight

The Defense Department doesn't have a standard definition for cloud computing or a comprehensive inventory of cloud computing service contracts, according to findings in a recent DoD Office of Inspector General report.

Spotlight: FedRAMP reform bill in the works

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) are reportedly circulating a draft bill that would give new authority to the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program in an effort to goose...

NIST practice guide shows agencies how to establish trusted geolocation in the cloud

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued an interagency report that effectively serves as a practice guide for agencies looking to establish trusted geolocation for cloud computing systems.

FedRAMP PMO issues last call for comment on high baseline specs

Federal agencies and industry stakeholders have until Jan. 8, 2016 to comment on the latest draft version of cloud computing standards for high impact systems under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. 

PSC breaks cloud adoption down to 6 steps for CIOs

A new six-step guide offers government agencies tips on how to transition to the cloud.