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Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing Book
Author : Anders Jensen
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN : 9781626186996
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing is a new name for an old concept; the delivery of computing services from a remote location, analogous to the way electricity, water, and other utilities are provided to most customers. Cloud computing services are delivered through a network, usually the Internet. Some cloud services are adaptations of familiar applications, such as e-mail and word processing. Others are new applications that never existed as a local application, such as on-line maps and social networks. Since 2009, the federal government has been shifting its data storage needs to cloud-based services and away from agency-owned data centres. This shift is intended to reduce the total investment by the federal government in information technology (IT) (data centres), as well as realise other stated advantages of cloud adoption: efficiency, accessibility, collaboration, rapidity of innovation, reliability, and security. This book examines current elements, issues and implementation challenges in federal cloud computing with a focus on federal information technology reform management.

Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing Book
Author : Matthew Metheny
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2017-02-01
ISBN : 9780128097106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing Book
Author : Michael Biddick
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012-11
ISBN : 9781105975585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal Cloud Computing presents a practical approach to implement on-demand, service-based IT in government. Existing policy, technology standards and security requirements are address as well as giving readers an overview of the full lifecycle of cloud computing adoption, from policy to technology infrastructure.

Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative

Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Book
Author : Congressional Research Congressional Research Service
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2015-01-20
ISBN : 9781507735985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing is a new name for an old concept: the delivery of computing services from a remote location, analogous to the way electricity, water, and other utilities are provided to most customers. Cloud computing services are delivered through a network, usually the Internet. Some cloud services are adaptations of familiar applications, such as e-mail and word processing. Others are new applications that never existed as a local application, such as online maps and social networks. Since 2009, the federal government has been shifting its data storage needs to cloud-based services and away from agency-owned data centers. This shift is intended to reduce the total investment by the federal government in information technology (IT) (data centers), as well as realize other stated advantages of cloud adoption: efficiency, accessibility, collaboration, rapidity of innovation, reliability, and security. In December 2010, the U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO) released "A 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management" as part of a comprehensive effort to increase the operational efficiency of federal technology assets. One element of the 25-Point Plan is for agencies to shift to a "Cloud First" policy, which is being implemented through the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. The Cloud First policy means that federal agencies must (1) implement cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable, and cost-effective cloud option exists; and (2) begin reevaluating and modifying their individual IT budget strategies to include cloud computing. However, there are challenges facing agencies as they make this shift. For example, some agency CIOs have stated that in spite of the stated security advantages of cloud computing, they are, in fact, concerned about moving their data from their data centers, which they manage and control, to outsourced cloud services. This and other concerns must be addressed to build an agency culture that trusts the cloud. Congress has a number of means to monitor the status of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative (FCCI). Individual committees may wish to monitor agencies under their jurisdiction by holding hearings; requesting review of an agency's status through the agency itself or a GAO study; and/or assessing an agency's progress and projected goals against the stated goals of the FCCI.

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal Cloud Computing 2nd Edition

Federal Cloud Computing  2nd Edition Book
Author : Matthew Metheny
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A & A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A & A) process that speaks across the organization.

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Book
Author : Vivek Kundra
Publisher : CreateSpace
Release : 2013-06-19
ISBN : 9781490478340
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Federal Government's current information technology environment is characterized by low asset utilization, a fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, environments which are difficult to manage, and long procurement lead times. These inefficiencies negatively impact the Federal Government's ability to serve the American public.

Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing Book
Author : Robert A. Jones,John E. Martinez
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release : 2012
ISBN : 9781620819890
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In recent years 'cloud computing' has emerged as a model for providing IT infrastructure, resources and services that has the potential to drive significant value to organizations through increased IT efficiency, agility and innovation. However, Federalagencies who were early adopters of cloud computing have learned that there are many challenges and risks that must be addressed in order to realize these benefits"--

Federal Cloud Computing

Federal Cloud Computing Book
Author : Matthew Metheny
Publisher : Syngress
Release : 2017-01-05
ISBN : 012809687X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Federal Cloud Computing: The Definitive Guide for Cloud Service Providers, Second Edition offers an in-depth look at topics surrounding federal cloud computing within the federal government, including the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Computing Standards, Security and Privacy, and Security Automation. You will learn the basics of the NIST risk management framework (RMF) with a specific focus on cloud computing environments, all aspects of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, and steps for cost-effectively implementing the Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process, as well as strategies for implementing Continuous Monitoring, enabling the Cloud Service Provider to address the FedRAMP requirement on an ongoing basis. This updated edition will cover the latest changes to FedRAMP program, including clarifying guidance on the paths for Cloud Service Providers to achieve FedRAMP compliance, an expanded discussion of the new FedRAMP Security Control, which is based on the NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4, and maintaining FedRAMP compliance through Continuous Monitoring. Further, a new chapter has been added on the FedRAMP requirements for Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing. Provides a common understanding of the federal requirements as they apply to cloud computing Offers a targeted and cost-effective approach for applying the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF) Features both technical and non-technical perspectives of the Federal Assessment and Authorization (A&A) process that speaks across the organization

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Book
Author : The White The White House
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-02-08
ISBN : 9781979932332
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Federal Government's current Information Technology (IT) environment is characterized by low asset utilization, a fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, environments which are difficult to manage, and long procurement lead times. These inefficiencies negatively impact the Federal Government's ability to serve the American public. Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery. The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable, innovative services quickly despite resource constraints. Why buy a book you can download for free? We print this book so you don't have to. First you gotta find a good clean (legible) copy and make sure it's the latest version (not always easy). Some documents found on the web are missing some pages or the image quality is so poor, they are difficult to read. We look over each document carefully and replace poor quality images by going back to the original source document. We proof each document to make sure it's all there - including all changes. If you find a good copy, you could print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people (typically its either out of paper or toner). If it's just a 10-page document, no problem, but if it's 250-pages, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. It's much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from Amazon.com This book is published by 4th Watch Books and includes copyright material. We publish compact, tightly-bound, full-size books (8 � by 11 inches), with large text and glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). If you like the service we provide, please leave positive review on Amazon.com. Without positive feedback from the community, we may discontinue the service and y'all can go back to printing these books manually yourselves. For more titles published by 4th Watch Books, please visit: cybah.webplus.net

Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government

Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Administration's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy requires agencies to default to cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable and cost-effective cloud option exists--however, the move to the cloud requires a dramatic shift in the way Federal agencies buy IT--from capital expenditures to operating expenditures. With this shift comes a learning curve as the government analyzes how to best procure this new service-based model. Today, the CIO Council, CAO Council, and Federal Cloud Compliance Committee released: Creating Effective Cloud Computing Contracts for the Federal Government: Best Practices for Acquiring IT as a Service. This guide enables Federal agencies to make smarter, more informed cloud purchasing decisions by utilizing lessons learned and best practices of early adopters--moving us to a more efficient and more effective government.--Publisher description.

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy

Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Book
Author : Vivek, Vivek Kundra, U.S. Chief Information Officer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-02-18
ISBN : 9781477475560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Federal Government's current Information Technology (IT) environment is characterized by low asset utilization, a fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, environments which are difficult to manage, and long procurement lead times. These inefficiencies negatively impact the Federal Government's ability to serve the American public.Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery. The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable, innovative services quickly despite resource constraints.

Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative

Overview and Issues for Implementation of the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Book
Author : Patricia Moloney Figliola,Eric A. Fischer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This report explains what cloud computing is, including cloud deployment models and service models, discusses issues that should be considered when adopting cloud services, and presents the federal government's planning for IT reform. It also provides information on assessments that have been conducted on agency cloud adoption and discusses both the challenges and drivers of cloud adoption. Finally, the report provides possible mechanisms for Congress to monitor agencies as they implement cloud computing.

US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap

US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Book
Author : National Institute National Institute of Standards and Technology
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011-11-03
ISBN : 9781548141264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NIST SP 500-293 Vol 3 (First Working Draft) Nov 2011 Volume III, Release 1.0 (Draft) - Technical Considerations for USG Cloud Computing Deployment, builds on and is released concurrently with the first two volumes of the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap: Volume I: High Priority Requirements to Further USG Agency Cloud Computing Adoption, and Volume II: Useful Information for Cloud Adopters. Volume III IS FOR: USG agency technical planning and implementation teams who are charged with responsibility for a Cloud Computing project; HAS A GOAL TO: inform decision makers regarding questions and decision factors in the context of specific types of Cloud Computing use cases and Interoperability; and DESCRIBES HOW: to leverage the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy Decision Framework for Cloud Adoption and the collaborative NIST Cloud Computing Program work completed in the May 2010 through July 2011 timeframe. Volume III accomplishes its goals by choosing "Case Examples (to) Illustrate Framework " (as they are called in the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy) and analyzing them against the Decision Framework for Cloud Adoption.To ensure a comprehensive set of Illustrative Case Examples (as we will now call them), we introduce a proposed methodology to characterize cloud applications. The NIST Cloud Computing Reference Architecture (NIST SP 500-292) details "Cloud Provider - Service Models." A Cloud Provider gives a Cloud Consumer the choice of three (3) different kinds of service models:1. SaaS,2. PaaS,3. IaaS, Why buy a book you can download for free? First you gotta find it and make sure it's the latest version, not always easy. Then you gotta print it using a network printer you share with 100 other people - and its outta paper - and the toner is low (take out the toner cartridge, shake it, then put it back). If it's just 10 pages, no problem, but if it's a 250-page book, you will need to punch 3 holes in all those pages and put it in a 3-ring binder. Takes at least an hour. An engineer that's paid $75 an hour has to do this himself (who has assistant's anymore?). If you are paid more than $10 an hour and use an ink jet printer, buying this book will save you money. It's much more cost-effective to just order the latest version from Amazon.com This public domain material is published by 4th Watch Books. We publish tightly-bound, full-size books at 8 � by 11 inches, with glossy covers. 4th Watch Books is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and is not affiliated with the National Institute of Standards and Technology. For more titles published by 4th Watch, please visit: cybah.webplus.net GSA P-100 Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings Service GSA P-120 Cost and Schedule Management Policy Requirements GSA P-140 Child Care Center Design Guide GSA Standard Level Features and Finishes for U.S. Courts Facilities GSA Courtroom Technology Manual NIST SP 500-299 NIST Cloud Computing Security Reference Architecture NIST SP 500-291 NIST Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap Version 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 1 & 2 NIST SP 500-293 US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap Volume 3 DRAFT NIST SP 1800-8 Securing Wireless Infusion Pumps NISTIR 7497 Security Architecture Design Process for Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) NIST SP 800-66 Implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule NIST SP 1800-1 Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices NIST SP 800-177 Trustworthy Email NIST SP 800-184 Guide for Cybersecurity Event Recovery

Principles Methodologies and Service Oriented Approaches for Cloud Computing

Principles  Methodologies  and Service Oriented Approaches for Cloud Computing Book
Author : Yang, Xiaoyu
Publisher : IGI Global
Release : 2013-01-31
ISBN : 1466628553
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Innovations in cloud and service-oriented architectures continue to attract attention by offering interesting opportunities for research in scientific communities. Although advancements such as computational power, storage, networking, and infrastructure have aided in making major progress in the implementation and realization of cloud-based systems, there are still significant concerns that need to be taken into account. Principles, Methodologies, and Service-Oriented Approaches for Cloud Computing aims to present insight into Cloud principles, examine associated methods and technologies, and investigate the use of service-oriented computing technologies. In addressing supporting infrastructure of the Cloud, including associated challenges and pressing issues, this reference source aims to present researchers, engineers, and IT professionals with various approaches in Cloud computing.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Book
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Cloud Computing book written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Information Security

Information Security Book
Author : Gregory C. Wilshusen
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 2010-11
ISBN : 1437935648
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing, an emerging form of computing where users have access to scalable, on-demand capabilities that are provided through Internet-based technologies, has the potential to provide info. technology (IT) services more quickly and at a lower cost, but also to introduce IT risks. This report: (1) identified the models of cloud computing; (2) identified the info. security implications of using cloud computing services in the fed. gov¿t.; and (3) assessed fed. guidance and efforts to address info. security when using cloud computing. The auditor reviewed relevant pub., white papers, and other documentation from fed. agencies and industry groups; conducted interviews with rep. from these org.; and surveyed 24 major fed. agencies. Illus.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Book
Author : United States. Congress,United States House of Representatives,Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-12-31
ISBN : 9781983456268
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing : benefits and risks of moving federal IT into the cloud : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, July 1, 2010.

Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Book
Author : United States Congress
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-10-14
ISBN : 9781978282315
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cloud computing: benefits and risks of moving federal IT into the cloud : joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, second session, July 1, 2010.

GovCloud Cloud Computing for the Business of Government

GovCloud  Cloud Computing for the Business of Government Book
Author : Kevin L. Jackson,Don Philpott
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780983236139
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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GovCloud - Book Synopsis & Review The Essential Desk Reference and Guide for Managers"GovCloud is the book we have all been waiting for. We are all using the term Cloud Computing but till now we did not have a common frame of reference to help us maximize this important construct. IT professionals know you do not build anything without a plan and this book offers the blueprints and guidelines you need in order to accelerate your movement to the cloud."Bob Gourley, Former CTO Defense Intelligence Agency, Founder and CTO of Crucial Point LLC.The United States Government is the world's largest consumer of information technology, spending over $76 billion annually on more than 10,000 different systems. Fragmentation of systems, poor project execution, and the drag of legacy technology in the Federal Government have presented barriers to achieving the productivity and performance gains found when technology is deployed effectively in the private sectors.All that is about to change as the Obama Administration obliges federal departments to look to Cloud computing to cut costs and solve many of the problems that have plagued IT deployment for decades. The problem, however, is how do federal IT managers and those controlling the budgets go about deciding what is best for them.The answer is GovCloud: Cloud Computing for the Business of Government, a new book written by Kevin Jackson, an acknowledged international expert in this arena.With writer Don Philpott, he has created an easy to understand five step process that explains what cloud computing is all about and what are the best options to meet your particular needs. It discusses in detail all the latest developments in this area from administration requirements to the search for industry-wide standards.Information technology should enable government to better serve the American people. But despite spending more than $600 billion on information technology over the past decade, the Federal Government has achieved little of the productivity improvements that private industry has realized from IT, said Jackson.Too often, Federal IT projects run over budget, behind schedule, or fail to deliver promised functionality. Many projects use "grand design" approaches that aim to deliver functionality every few years, rather than breaking projects into more manageable chunks and demanding new functionality every few quarters. In addition, the Federal Government too often relies on large, custom, proprietary systems when "light technologies" or shared services exist.The book describes the key characteristics of cloud computing and various deployment and delivery models. It contains case studies and best practices, how to set and meet goals, how to implement and use cloud computing and how to make sure it is working.Apart from increased efficiency, one of the major benefits of cloud computing is cost savings and there are worksheets on key performance indicators, return on investment cost and time indicator ratios and savings models.It is packed with practical tips, checklists and unique templates that can be used to design and implement cloud computing to meet agency specific needs. There is also a detailed glossary for those not familiar with cloud computing terms.Whether you are an IT manager tasked with developing an agency-wide cloud computing plan or a senior manager responsible for IT budgets, this is a reference book you cannot afford to be without.Reviews and Comments from Readers:- "I wrote in my book, Enterprise Cloud Computing, "In Switzerland, the famous Matterhorn casts a shadow over the town of Zermatt below. The cemetery at the foot of the mountain is a warning to those who would proceed up the steep slopes. Early pioneers who had neither maps nor guides are buried there, along with the primitive tools they thought were up to the task. Today, Swiss law prohibits the inexperienced from climbing the steep slopes without a guide. Today's business and technology professionals tasked with adopting cloud computing should heed the message sent down from the Matterhorn: A guide is needed to survive the journey ahead." Jackson and Philpott''s GovCloud is your guide to cloud computing for the business of government." - Peter FingarPeter Fingar is a Business Strategy Adviser and Author of Dot.Cloud: The 21st Century Business Platform, and Enterprise Cloud Computing. (www.peterfingar.com)"From 375 Cloud Musings since May 2008 to a 244 page book in February 2011, Kevin Jackson and his word processor must never sleep! The table of contents, which is really a taxonomy of Government Cloud Computing, is worth the price of the book alone. I highly recommend this excellent resource for both those new and experienced in this exciting new field. Well done, Kevin!" - Brand NiemanBrand L. Niemann recently retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Computer Scientist and XML and Web Services Specialist in the Office of Environmental Information. He has received awards and recognitions for his work from the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the US Geological Survey, LOTUS, and ComputerWorld-Smithsonian."A very practical guide and a must-read for every government CIO and CTO." - Bob FloresBob Flores is the Founder, President, and CEO of Applicology Incorporated, an independent consulting firm specializing in information technology issues. Prior to this, Bob spent 31 years at the Central Intelligence Agency. While at CIA, Bob held various positions in the Directorate of Intelligence, Directorate of Support, and the National Clandestine Service. Toward the end of his career, Bob spent three years as the CIO's Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for ensuring that the Agency's technology investments matched the needs of its mission. During this time Bob was also the Agency's representative on several government-wide information sharing committees and councils.- "Every Federal agency should approach cloud computing with a focus on improving mission execution and extending the value of critical Enterprise investments. 'GovCloud' provides excellent guidance for this important transition".Jody Tedesco, President & CEO, NJVC