The Department of Homeland Security plans to modernize its Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) program, but changes must be substantial to avoid the pitfalls of the previous TIC, according to FCW.
The main areas of concern are lack of flexibility, long implementation times and little or no integration with existing cloud security initiatives like the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program (CDM).
From the article:
Cloud is already a major part of most federal agencies’ computing reality. Recent reports reveal that agencies now use 228 different cloud service providers, with two-thirds of those being Software-as-a-Service companies …
Instead of reinventing a deficient wheel, TIC 3.0 should help federal government agencies to take advantage of existing cloud technologies that are already approved through FedRAMP and other cyber security programs. These programs speed up deployments and make the government more agile and more secure.
Read the full article: Rethinking TIC: 3 Pitfalls to Avoid | FCW