FedRAMP Serves up a New User Experience

FedRAMP (The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is changing. By the end of 2015, FedRAMP, aka the FISMA for the cloud, is anticipated to add high-impact cloud systems (it currently only authorizes low- and moderate-impact levels).

While only 12% of all federal systems are labeled as high impact (mostly DoD and DHS), as more agencies move to use cloud services, the need for a high-impact baseline standard is growing.

The Need for Clarity about FedRAMP Processes

The 4 Biggest Government Cybersecurity Threats of 2014 (and How to Stop Them)

While we’ve been busy fretting about Ebola and the Islamic State, in 2014 cybersecurity trumped terrorism as the number one threat to the U.S.

Despite investing billions in cybersecurity, federal, state and local agencies are struggling to keep pace with ever-evolving threats.

Let’s take a look at the biggest cybersecurity threats of 2014 (so far) and steps the federal as well as state and local government can take to stop them.

The Government Workforce

Technically News - 5/30

This week in Technically News: New State Government IT Agency in the Works; CIO Unlikely Until After Nov. Election; Government IT Procurement Obstacles: “Check the Box” Culture, Prescriptive Requirements, and More; FedRAMP Cloud Standards Deadline: What Comes After

Technically News - 2/3

This week in Technically News: Federal Contractors Should Implement Cybersecurity in Operations & Products, Says DoD & GSA; 20 Cloud Computing Statistics Every CIO Should Know; One Way Lawmakers Are Trying to Prevent Government IT Disasters; Internet of Things Adds to Cybersecurity Challenge; FedRAMP Deadline Looms For Agencies, Cloud Providers

Technically News – 7/15

In this week's Technically News: Five Critical Cyber Questions for the Next DHS Chief; Why a Hacker Conference’s Fed Ban is Bad News for U.S. Cybersecurity; What Economists Can Teach Us About Cloud Computing; Man Behind the Cybersecurity Framework; AWS Cloud Security Compliance Beats On-Premises.

Technically News - 7/1

This week in Technically News: Speeding Up IT Procurement; Saving Government Tweets is Tougher Than You Think; Enterprise Cybersecurity: The Case for Using Analytics to Manage Risk; Defense Dept. Seeks $450M Cloud Building; What's Wrong with Cybersecurity Training; Five Steps to Make FedRAMP Work for You – According to DLT’s Chief Cloud Technologist.

Technically News - 5/27

In this week's Technically News: 5 Reasons the Government Needs to be More Like the Tech Industry; Lawmakers: What’s Still Missing in Data Center Consolidation; 5 Keys to Getting Big Data Under Control; Oracle: 4 Reasons Why Information Silos are Hindering Cloud Advantages; Amazon Web Services Gains FedRAMP Compliance for GovCloud; CloudCheckr Monitors Amazon GovCloud.