January, 13, 2012 – The Federal CIO Council released new security control requirements for its campaign to promote cloud deployment growth within the government.

The new security standards process involves taking a single view of IT services offered by vendors to avoid duplicate and isolated risk management reviews by individual departments. The standards are the baseline of decisions on use by the joint authorization board of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the initiative set in place in December to foster cloud deployments at the government level.

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