State cyber leaders aim for more scrutiny of cloud vendors
More states are developing their own certification models when considering the security of cloud platforms.
First NASCIO cloud survey finds mainframes still rule
State CIOs continue to extol the virtues of cloud services, but budgeting rules and uncertainty about certifications pose barriers.
Texas aims to emulate FedRAMP with 'TexRAMP' for cloud vendors
A new cloud security program is one of several new cybersecurity programs underway in Texas, which also plans to recruit volunteer incident response teams.
'StateRAMP' group aims to grade state and local vendors' security
Modeled after FedRAMP for federal cloud providers, StateRAMP seeks to bring vendor standardization to state and local government.
California is first state to try for FedRAMP certification for cloud service
The state's IT department is hoping to earn the federal certification for its CalCloud service to show users it's committed to security.
Feds share IT perspective with state leaders
A new video from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers Midyear conference features a panel discussion of federal chief information officers discussing major technology trends impacting how government is doing business and opportunities where states can best collaborate with the federal government.
Three factors driving cloud adoption in government
As cloud computing has become mainstream in government, it's easy to lose perspective on how much things have changed. Over the past three years, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in cloud adoption, as more and more governments embrace the technology to operate more cost effectively, enhance services, and embrace more flexible computing models.