From: FierceGovernmentIT


A Homeland Security Department official testified Sept. 22 that the department is stepping up efforts to help federal civilian agencies increase their use of cloud computing services beyond just email and website management collaboration tools.

Mark Kneidinger, who is the federal network resilience director within DHS’s cybersecurity and communications office, said the department is currently working with theĀ Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, and Federal Chief Information Officers Council on two activities to help agencies move mission-critical legacy applications into the cloud so they can save money, become more efficient and enhance security.

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