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Feds Aim To Speed Cloud Adoption With New Roadmap

posted Nov 2, 2011, 12:18 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 27, 2011, 7:15 PM by Unknown user ]
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the interagency Federal Cloud Computing Standards and Technology Working Group develop cloud adoption roadmap that defines the government's top priorities for standards and requirements for cloud services.

On Tuesday, the NIST relased a draft version of a roadmap that aims to speed up and clarify the process that agencies need to migrate more efficiently into cloud computing. The roadmap also aims to support the tech industry's development of cloud services by clarifying standards and requirements. The plan further goes on to illustrate the actions and steps needed to meet those standards.

"Our goal is to make it substantially easier to buy, sell, interconnect, and use cloud environments in the government," NIST director Pat Gallagher said in a speech Wednesday during an event at NIST headquarters to introduce the strategy. "The roadmap will serve as our action plan, and we expect it not only to drive federal standards efforts, but because our needs are not unique in government, we think it will help the private sector as well."...Read More Via Information Week