Microsoft Federal Chief Technology Officer Susie Adams and Chief Security Officer Bill Billings praise the new Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program that should make cloud computing easier to adopt by government agencies.
It's not just the need to educate federal officials, but the necessity to build trust in cloud computing to get the government to adopt the relatively nascent technology, says Mel Greer, Lockheed Martin's cloud computing chief strategist.
The Treasury Department blamed a cloud computing provider for the disruption of its website that provides the Internet face of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the agency that prints United States currency.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program would eliminate costly, duplication of effort often seen in acquiring outsourced systems and could speed government adoption of cloud services, FedRAMP Vice Chair Peter Mell says.
Interview with Adrian Davis of the Information Security Forum
In terms of payments, privacy and third-party relationships, U.S. security leaders have much to learn from - and share with - their peers in the U.K. and elsewhere in the world.
This is the perspective of Adrian Davis, a senior research consultant...