ServiceNow, the San Diego based provider of cloud technology services to larger companies, said it received federal authorization to operate from the U.S. General Services Administration.

The authorization will allow federal, state and local government agencies to securely use ServiceNow’s software-as-service for IT system consolidation and automation to improve delivery and cut costs, the company said.

The federal government’s Federal Information Security Management Act mandates that each government entity develops, documents and implements an information security program for its data and computing systems.

By implementing ServiceNow’s systems, those agencies are meeting security practices at FISMA moderate level while rapidly expanding their cloud computing footprint, the company said.

— SDBJ Staff Report