GSA seeks to create governmentwide cloud portfolio
WHAT: A request for information on cloud portfolio analysis support services from the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT).
WHY: The RFI, issued Jan. 6, seeks to explore the feasibility of creating a program that would help agencies transition to cloud computing technologies and services.
The effort supports GSA’s move to break down cloud barriers through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which ensures that agencies have access to secure cloud computing services. According to the RFI, industry and the government see FedRAMP as largely successful in setting standards on how to secure cloud services and establishing a “mini-marketplace” of trusted cloud vendors.