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How U.S. Federal CIOs Can Take Advantage of the New Trusted Internet Connection Policy

Published: 03 January 2020

ID: G00463569

Analyst(s): Katell Thielemann , Michael Brown


Long seen as a constraining factor for cloud adoption by U.S. federal agencies, a new Trusted Internet Connection policy has been released. While CIOs can expand the TIC reference architecture to accelerate cloud adoption, they must assume the burden to demonstrate security impacts.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • The U.S. Government’s Decision to Rescind Previous Trusted Internet Connection Policy in Favor of a More Liberal Approach Allows CIOs to Present Alternative Security Models
  • The New Policy Provides Initial Internet Connection Security Use Cases That Represent Little Change From Prior Policy, So CIOs Must Act for Real Change to Occur
  • The New TIC 3.0 Policy Accommodates Submission of New Use Cases and Architecture as Pilots, but CIOs Are Required to Craft and Submit Alternatives to Create the Enduring and Necessary Change for Advancing Use of Cloud Services
  • The New Policy Creates a Mandate for CIOs to Maintain Comprehensive Records for All Internet Connections at Their Agencies

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