Accelerating Public Cloud Programme

In July 2016, after consultation with agencies, new measures were confirmed by Cabinet to accelerate the adoption of public cloud services. A twelve-month programme of work has been completed to implement these measures which are summarised here.

The Programme

The new measures confirmed by Cabinet complement existing policies and risk assessment processes and provide appropriate checks and balances.

DIA has lead an implementation programme in partnership with the Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand Security Intelligence Services, National Cyber Policy Office, and other agencies to remove barriers by:

  • streamlining security certification
  • updating commercial frameworks
  • developing information and guidance to lift knowledge and capability within government agencies.

A presentation outlining the new measures is available.

Page last updated: 18/12/2017