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Departmental Security

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what security measures her Department plans to put in place in respect of its internal cloud computing system. (318240)

Cabinet Office does not have an internal cloud computing system. Information Communication Technology (ICT) provision for the Cabinet Office is via the Government Flex system which provides a suite of conventional services that meet the security requirements of the Cabinet Office.

As part of the Government ICT Strategy published in January 2010, the Cabinet Office is developing the high level vision and design for a future Government Cloud (G-Cloud). The security measures necessary to appropriately secure the G-Cloud are part of this on-going design work.