This report gives guidance on the process from pre-procurement till finalisation and exit from a cloud contract, explaining which are the steps to take when focusing on security and privacy. It offers example approaches, based on four already deployed governmental cloud models in a national level namely: Estonia, Greece, Spain and United Kingdom. As this report is not only a guide but also a tool, in the Annex the reader will find the actual questionnaire template to use.
The present comparative law Study, encompassing the European Member States (excluding Croatia) and the U.S., has been conducted by the international law firm DLA Piper UK LLP. The Study has been coordinated by a multinational Core Team, with representatives from countries pertaining to the various legal traditions across Europe. The input for each of the countries under investigation was provided by a dedicated team of specialized IT contracting lawyers from local DLA Piper law firms or preferred partner firms.
The government has published “red lines” for its IT contracts to ensure maximum taxpayer value, the Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude announced today. The new rules have been published to encourage competition in the sector, and free the government from longstanding inflexible contracts with IT providers.
"Despite all the reasons to move to the cloud, actually procuring the services is often a vexing challenge. And the reason for the challenge isn’t necessarily the cloud itself. “The technology piece is the easy piece. You need to get people to understand what the cloud really is,” said Hiers, Project Director of Enterprise Services for the Army’s Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Services at the GovLoop, Vion and Hitachi Data Systems’ federal cloud procurement event.
The EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, visited CERN on 30 January 2015. He was invited by the Director-General to obtain a first-hand impression of some of the world's largest and most complex scientific instruments, just before the eagerly awaited restart of the LHC at record energies. The Commissioner was informed about the missions and various activities of CERN, including the PICSE early achievements.
The goal of the survey is to investigate the ICT procurement habits of ICT public procurers within EU 28 public entities and to ask their opinion about the current ICT procurement legal framework; both at the national and supranational level. The results of the survey will be presented at the third Standards-Based ICT procurement Workshop (June/July 2015).
The Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) in a call for tender that aims to secure about 2500 Virtual Machines and 2500 Terabytes of storage for up to 4 years for a number of EU Institutions (75% of the volume will be reserved for the European Parliament, Council and other EU institutions and agencies) make explicit reference to the OCF - STAR Program and requests the candidate tenders to make use of the CSA STAR program to show compliance with security requirements established by the European Security Agency (ENISA).