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White House Issues Cloud Computing Document

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

November 4, 2010

The White House has issued a draft document that is designed to help government agencies adopt cloud computing, reports GovInfoSecurity. The Proposed Security Assessment and Authorization for U.S. Government Cloud Computing document, released through the Federal Chief Information Officers Council, is the "product of 18 months of collaboration with state and local governments, private sector, NGOs and academia," says U.S. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, and "marks an early step toward our goal of deploying secure cloud computing services to improve performance and lower the cost of government operations." The council will accept comments on the draft through December 2.
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