“The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to expand its footprint in the cloud by creating direct connections to cloud service providers, according to a solicitation released July 15. Responses are due by July 29.”
“FDA is looking to establish high-speed, secure connections from its data centers in northern Virginia and Maryland to existing cloud service providers, in order to ensure that cloud services can meet the highest requirements of FISMA (the Federal Information Security Modernization Act).”
“The solicitation cites the Cloud Smart strategy and the FedRAMP program as part of its rationale for expanding cloud service usage…” Read the full article here.
Source: FDA Looking to Expand Cloud Usage, July 22, 2019. MeriTalk.