Another proprietary system could be destined for the dustbin as NIST considers a move to an open-source option.
There have been so many responses to a recent RFI that GSA has extended the deadline to allow for more, agency says.
One finding of a new study: Many CFOs, despite their financial control, are only somewhat familiar with the details of their agencies' cloud strategies.
More federal executives say streamlining and modernizing business processes is a bigger priority than IT.
GSA is interested in moving everything it can to a service model.
Tackling the cultural and technical changes required for the virtualization of IT can make a future transition to a cloud environment much easier.
A month into FedRAMP's launch, challenges have been overcome and progress has been made, one GSA official said.
As cloud computing continues to challenge traditional procurement processes, GSA is on the lookout for new ideas.
To achieve the plan's goals, federal managers will need to give up some control over employees and information.
Agencies are well on their way to the cloud but better planning is needed to fully realize the cloud-first policy.
DOD's efforts to streamline and economize includes a move from duplicative silos to a more agile approach.
Audit finds weaknesses that keep the State Department's cloud-computing efforts from meeting NIST's guidelines.