From Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic President & Founder
The government has outlined how cloud computing service providers can adapt to new federal security standards that are scheduled for release in June.
The General Services Administrationworked with the departments ofDefense and Homeland Security to develop the roadmap, which is based on revised security control guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Agencies are faced with the challenge of both opening and securing their cloud environments and have often called upon GovCon firms and leaders to develop ideas for accomplishing both goals.
James Kilbride works on projects to secure the cloud at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems andtold ExecutiveBiz that “the key to a successful cloud adoption is that the level of security will need to be able to vary based on the information of the processing going on within it.”
George Newstrom, VP and GM of Dell’s federal government services arm, also overviewed how GovCon firms and agencies can collaborate to adopt a “layered approach” for cloud security in a recent interview with us.
“We need to understand clearly what our government clients want to accomplish with IT,” Newstrom noted.
“This will help drive the right IT solution to meet the government’s need, including, change management, doing more with less, or providing better service delivery to the ultimate client, which is the citizen of the United States.”
Check out those and more executive spotlights on the leading topics in GovCon at ExecutiveBiz and continue reading below for the headline-leading executive activity in GovCon this week.
The SI Org Eyes Acquires QinetiQ NA Services Group
Both companies expect to close the deal in the second quarter of 2014.
Chris Formant Appointed Verizon Enterprise Solutions President
Keith Salzman Heads to IBM Federal as Chief Medical Information Officer
Parsons Buys Secure Mission Solutions
SMS has more than 550 employees that provide services to agencies in cybersecurity, virtualization, cloud computing and data center consolidation.
Mark Forman Named TASC IT, Cloud Services VP
“His leadership will help support our civil-agency customers with innovation for cloud computing and for complex IT systems,” said Bruce Phillips, SVP of TASC’s sector for cybersecurity, signals intelligence, infrastructure and security.