GSA Pitches Rules For Cloud Computing Contracts

Law360, New York (November 2, 2010, 6:39 PM EDT) -- The U.S. General Services Administration on Tuesday released a draft of its cloud computing security rules for public comment, a move it said marked a major step toward the governmentwide adoption of cloud computing services.

The proposed requirements — called the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program — are designed to establish a standard approach for governmental agencies to take when evaluating the strength of cloud computing vendors' security before awarding them contracts, the GSA said.

The rules should help agencies to use the security authorizations...
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