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Federal CIO says FedRAMP to be mandatory

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November 2, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Federal Risk and Authorization Program will eventually be a mandatory path as federal agencies move to the cloud, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel told a government and industry audience at the National Institute of Standards and Technology campus. And FedRAMP will help make agencies more secure in the cloud than they are today.

“FedRAMP in the very near future is really a starting point,” Van Roekel said during a speech at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop IV in Gaithersburg, Md, Nov. 2.  “We envision FedRAMP as a living initiative,” VanRoekel said in the second speech he has given since taking the reins of the federal CIO office.

NIST released the public draft of The U.S. Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap at the forum, which will be held Nov. 2-3 at the NIST campus and at the Crowne Plaza Rockville on Nov. 4.

via Government Computer News, continued here.