NSTAC Report to the President on Cloud Computing   [open pdf - 5MB]

Alternate Title: National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Report to the President on Cloud Computing

"Cloud computing is a paradigm shift in technology that changes the way applications, data and processes are performed, stored and shared. As with any technology paradigm shift, issues such as how the new technologies are used, security, policy, and oversight must be considered when weighing the benefits of adopting the new paradigm. Accordingly, as the federal government executes its Cloud First policy, implications for national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) must be considered as they relate to cloud computing plans and programs. Toward these ends, and in the context of a charge to examine cloud computing, two questions were posed to the President's National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) by the Executive Office of the President (EOP): [1] Within the context of NS/EP, what equities should the Government consider moving to the cloud, and in what priority order, if appropriate? What are the sorting/defining NS/EP considerations to determine applicability and value for migration of any given equity to a cloud computing environment? [2] For equities that do migrate to the cloud, should the requirements for providers supporting NS/EP standards and capabilities differ from the requirements established for commercial cloud providers in general? If so, how?"

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