Word of the Day
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Program), a risk management program for outsourced information systems used by the United States government. Under FedRAMP, once a cloud service provider is authorized for one agency, other agencies can also use that service.
“Complying with the FedRAMP methodology and its security requirements can be a complex, expensive and demanding process for cloud providers.” — David Svec
What is unsourcing?
a. transferring support functions from paid employees to unpaid online communities.
b. bringing services back to the location from which they were originally outsourced.
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|Selling government cloud services: FedRAMP vs. FISMA
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