On May 12, 2017, former president Donald Trump signed an executive order on cybersecurity mandating that all federal IT systems transition to the cloud. Prior to this, in 2011, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel released a memorandum presenting guidelines to establish a process towards developing a trusted relationship between the federal government and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) in what is now known as FedRAMP. FedRAMP creates and manages a core set of processes to ensure effective, repeatable cloud security for the government.
Federal agencies and departments are preparing for this new normal, along with executive mandates, by modernizing their on-premise assets and applications to what is considered the future of technology in government: multi/hybrid-cloud environments. Tomorrow’s government will be hybrid, with one foot in the cloud while the other remains on-premise.
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