GSA Grants Cloud Security Clearance To Lockheed, HP

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 6:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. General Services Administration's cloud security vetting program has taken a big step forward with authorizations to two major contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co., expanding the still-limited pool of contractors with pre-approved cloud security procedures.

The GSA launched the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, in the summer of 2012 as a follow-on to the government's "Cloud First" strategy, which sought to save money by consolidating agencies' servers and moving data storage to the cloud. Through FedRAMP, the government has pursued...
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