White House Rolls Out Security Rules For Cloud Contractors

Law360, New York (January 9, 2012, 5:18 PM EST) -- The Obama administration on Friday released a baseline of security control requirements for a new risk management program that aims to standardize security assessments for all federal acquisitions of cloud products and services.

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel set up the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program on Dec. 8, hoping to expedite the government's purchase of cloud-based information systems. According to VanRoekel, FedRAMP will allow agencies to save 30 to 40 percent of the hundreds of millions they currently spend on performing security analysis...
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