Obama administration releases cloud-computing security guidelines

This approach uses a do once, use many times framework that will save cost, time, and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments so no one has to reinvent the wheel.

Security experts have warned that shifting government data and operations to private servers has profound implications for security and continuity of operations. The security standards for FedRAMP will be defined and overseen by a board made up of officials from the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.