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FISMA Report Identifies Gaps in Federal Cloud Security

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  • 2 years ago

Some agencies don’t have a complete list of their cloud-based IT services, and others are using services that do not comply with federal standards.

Federal agencies are increasingly dependent on private companies that own or operate information systems on their behalf, through cloud computing agreements and other arrangements.

But some agencies are falling short when it comes to ensuring that all systems used to process and store government data, including systems that reside in the cloud, meet federal requirements. A number of agencies have programs to manage contractor systems, but the programs are lacking in at least one area, according to the 2014 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress, which was publicly released late last month.

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