November 27, 2015

U.S. Government: NIST Goes Public with Cloud Computing Tech Road Map

From GCN:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released for public comment a draft “road map” designed to foster federal agencies’ adoption of cloud computing.

The road map also will support private-sector cloud efforts, improve the information available to decision-makers, and facilitate the continued development of the cloud computing model, NIST officials said.

“U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Release 1.0″ (NIST Special Publication 500-293) is designed to support the secure and effective adoption of the cloud computing model by federal agencies. The public comment period is open through Dec. 2.


The draft publication defines high-priority requirements for standards, official guidance and technology developments that need to be met for agencies to accelerate their migration of existing IT systems to the cloud computing model.

Read the Complete GCN Article

See Also: NIST Releases Draft Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap for Comments (via NIST)

See Also: Final Version of NIST Cloud Computing Definition Published (October 25, 2011)

See Also: NIST Cloud Computing Program

Direct to Documents:

“U.S. Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, Release 1.0″ (NIST Special Publication 500-293)

The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing (NIST Special Publication 800-145).

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Craft Exceptional Digital Experiences for Your Users
Digital UX LJ and ER&L present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library. During this 5-week online workshop, you will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your user interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app—you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course.