NIST SP 500-293
Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Initialisms
|Short Form||Full Form|
|NIST||National Institute of Standards and Technology|
|USG||United States Government|
SP 500-293, formally known as the "US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap" and referred to simply as "the Roadmap," contains ten high-level priority requirements in security, interoperability, and portability for the government's adoption of cloud computing.
The USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap requirements which are identified as high priorities to further USG Cloud Computing Technology Adoption are:
International voluntary consensus-based standards (interoperability, performance, portability, and security standards)
Solutions for High-priority Security Requirements, technically de-coupled from organizational policy decisions (security standards and technology)
Technical specifications to enable development of consistent, high-quality Service-Level Agreements (interoperability, performance, portability, and security standards and guidance)
Clearly and consistently categorized cloud services (interoperability and portability guidance and technology)
Frameworks to support seamless implementation of federated community cloud environments (interoperability and portability guidance and technology)
Updated Organization Policy that reflects the Cloud Computing Business and Technology model (security guidance)
Defined unique government regulatory requirements and solutions (accessibility, interoperability, performance, portability, and security technology)
Collaborative parallel strategic "future cloud" development initiatives (interoperability, portability, and security technology)
Defined and implemented reliability design goals (interoperability, performance, portability, and security technology)
Defined and implemented cloud service metrics (interoperability, performance, and portability standards)
The order in which the requirements are listed does not imply relative importance.
- NIST SP 500-293 is often referred to as the Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap.
- NIST SP 500-293 contains 10 high-level priority requirements.
- NIST SP 500-293 is specifically designed for the government's adoption of cloud computing.