Federal agencies are transitioning to cloud computing -- outsourcing IT services such as data storage and email to a shared platform accessed remotely through the Internet. The Office of the Federal CIO encourages the switch, but is it a move in the right direction? The Government Business Council examines the lofty promises of cloud for federal agencies.
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The federal government faces an average of 15,000 cyber attacks on its networks per day. Recent incidents—from hackers stealing login details of senior officials to WikiLeaks—have forced the federal government to address the increasingly grave possibilities of insecure networks. As nations, corporations and citizens work to protect their domains, rules for conflict in cyberspace remain undefined. The Government Business Council, the research division of Government Executive Media Group, interviewed top cybersecurity thinkers to uncover a roadmap for agency action.