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After a Dozen Years, Agencies Are Freed from Restrictive Cyber Policy

The albatross hanging on agencies’ necks for the past decade, that made it much harder to move the cloud, is finally gone.

The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday released the final Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy that opens the door much wider to use cloud services.

“[T]his memorandum provides an enhanced approach for implementing the TIC initiative that provides agencies with increased flexibility to use modern security capabilities,” states the memo from Margaret Weichert, OMB’s deputy director for management. “This memorandum also establishes a process for ensuring the TIC initiative is agile and responsive to advancements in technology and rapidly evolving threats.”

Read more at Federal News Network

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