U.S. Government Gets Its Cloud Policies Organized
A cio.gov press release on the memorandum said, “Currently the Federal government suffers from duplicative, inconsistent, time consuming, costly, and inefficient cloud security risk management approaches.”
Eisnehower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., home of the OMB
Although one could swap out “cloud security risk management” and swap in any number of governmental programs and tasks without altering the veracity of the statement, the federal government is getting things in order on the cloud front, at least. Over the coming months, agencies will receive all the necessary details and support.
FedRAMP is a good thing for the U.S. government. Whatever your views are on cloud computing in general, it’s here to stay, and extremely important government agencies are using it. Having a unified set of cloud standards, policies, rules, and other guidelines will make the government safer and more efficient than it is today.