NIST presents the draft version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap

The National Institute of Standards and Technology presented the draft version of the US Cloud Computing Roadmap and defined the following ten requirements which are identified as high priorities:

Requirement 1: International voluntary consensus-based interoperability, portability, and security standards (interoperability, portability, and security standards)

Requirement 2: Solutions for high-priority Security Requirements (security technology)

Requirement 3: Technical specifications to enable development of consistent, high-quality Service-Level Agreements (interoperability, portability, and security standards and guidance)

Requirement 4: Clearly and consistently categorized cloud services (interoperability and portability guidance and technology)

Requirement 5: Frameworks to support seamless implementation of federated community cloud environments (interoperability and portability guidance and technology)

Requirement 6: Technical security solutions which are de-coupled from organizational policy decisions (security guidance, standards, and technology)

Requirement 7: Defined unique government regulatory requirements, technology gaps, and solutions (interoperability, portability, and security technology)

Requirement 8: Collaborative parallel strategic “future cloud” development initiatives (interoperability, portability, and security technology)

Requirement 9: Defined and implemented reliability design goals (interoperability, portability, and security technology)

Requirement 10: Defined and implemented cloud service metrics (interoperability and portability standards)

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