Friday, April 29, 2011

Clouds, FISMA, and the Lawyers |

Clouds, FISMA, and the Lawyers |

"DOI rejected Google’s cloud because it had state and local (sidenote: does this include tribes?) tenants which might not have the same level of “security astuteness” as DOI. Basically what they’re saying here is that if one of the tenants on Google’s cloud doesn’t know how to secure their data, it affects all the tenants."

The link at the top has many interesting point to consider however the most important take away is if one tenant on any leg of the chain is not securing data, then that whole cloud is not secure. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Will the 2012 campaigns embrase the cloud

With the upcoming 2012 campaign cycle starting to move into gear, the big question out there is well social media, which is 100 percent cloud based, entice campaigns to use the cloud for more of their electioneering and campaign computing functions. Which all of the big ones totally rely on a host of tech folks that drive the botton line of campaigning up.

Having worked on campaigns since 1979 right up till 2008 as a political hack, I know as much about the state of campaigns as anyone and don't take it from me.  The Chief of Staff for  the speaker of the House  when asked, by me,  at the Mobile Citizen Summit in Friendship Heights about the readiness of campaigns to do more then established a presence on Facebook or Twitter seems pretty clear that in his opinion they weren't.

I have say there is going to be opportunities and some train wreaks.