E-Gov Security Part 3 (Trusting the Cloud)

E-Government continues to grow with citizens demanding more online services daily and the consumerization of IT devices that need access to those services from anywhere in the world.  Threats to these systems can outpace that growth at an even greater rate if government omits comprehensive security planning either carelessly or even willfully out of a need for quick deployment to meet citizen demands, legal obligations or to avoid losing budgeted project funds.

The foundation for e-Government Services is a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) whereby citizens coming through any number of access channels or routed to any number of interoperability services whereby government agencies taking in, processing or distributing e-government data do not have to be the intake and exchange engine, and can instead focus on their core competency or government service.

Common E-Government Access Channels
Web E-mail Digital TV Fax Phone In Person

Content Delivery


Electronic Forms

Document Submission


Application Integration

Process Orchestration

Message Routing

Identity Management

Agency A Agency B Agency C Shared Services Agency D Agency E Agency F

 Moving this model to the Microsoft cloud has tremendous benefits.

  • Access is virtually anywhere, anytime
  • Share location-independent resources and costs in an environmentally sustainable way
  • Allocate resources flexibly and rapidly
  • Only pay for what you use

See Microsoft's Government Cloud solutions and begin operating E-Government with increased security and compliance (IS027001, FISMA, SAS70).

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