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A MORE COMFORTABLE CLOUD
The federal government’s comfort level with the cloud improves, due in part to standards and more offerings from commercial cloud providers.Although it is already ubiquitous in the private sector, cloud computing has had a slow adoption by the federal government. That trend is shifting, an expert says, as the federal government, as well as state and local governments, employ more cloud computing.Federal cloud practitioners are finding it easier to use the platform. Federal government cloud usage processes have been informed by best practices and aided by the structure cloud certifications provide, such as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), says Justin Brunelle, a principal researcher at The MITRE Corp.Cloud practitioners within the government understand the role cloud computing plays—offering additional computational capabilities that can be located at the point of data collection or the point of information consumption, he notes. KIMBERLY UNDERWOOD READ MORE