“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency rushed out the interim guidance to make teleworking easier for federal employees using cloud services.
The reason CISA developed the document in an accelerated timeframe is, in part, due to the pilots agencies such as the Small Business Administration and the departments of Justice and Energy completed over the past year.
Sean Connelly, the Homeland Security Department’s TIC program manager, said in an interview on Ask the CIO in March that the use cases, like the one for branch offices or remote workers, are heavily influenced by those pilots that proved that flexibility and security don’t have to be opposite sides of the same coin.
“One of the things we recognized is when we talk to an agency and the solution they are building out may only be focused on a small segment of the services provided by a cloud provider,” Connelly said. “One of the things we need to do is work with multiple pilots to capture that broad spectrum of cloud services that are available. It’s also important to us that when agencies are articulating what their vision is to understand their data flows. Agencies really need to understand the data they need to…” Read the full article here.
Source: Path for agencies to more easily use cloud services paved by TIC pilots – By Jason Miller, April 10, 2020. Federal News Network.