Agencies to share advice on cloud strategies

Later this month, AFCEA Bethesda will hold the first symposium in its four-part Cloud Lifecycle Management series. According to the group’s website, the event will take a look at “how agencies define, plan and measure a successful cloud computing strategy.”

Six months into the Obama administration’s cloud-first policy, focus will be placed on how far agencies have come and the progress being made in order to reach their 12- and 18-month cloud goals.

According to AFCEA, some of the issues that will be addressed include:

  • how agencies are deciding between public, private and hybrid clouds,
  • the expected cost savings of using the cloud,
  • the risks of moving to the cloud, and
  • where the cloud strategy will be over the next year.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Earl Crane, director of the cybersecurity strategy division in the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Lisa Davis, assistant director of information technology and chief information officer in the U.S. Marshals Service at the Department of Justice
  • Rick Holgate, assistant director for science & technology and chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
  • Dawn Leaf, senior advisor and senior executive for cloud computing in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Bill Lewis, director of the Portfolio Management Division in the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service
  • Henry Sienkiewicz, chief information officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency
  • Michael Wood, director of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

The event will be held from 7-11:30 a.m., June 29, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in northwest Washington D.C.

One Response to Agencies to share advice on cloud strategies

  1. Hearing directly from government agencies how far they’ve gotten — and what they’ve learned — in their cloud-first efforts will provide valuable insight into whether these 12- and 18-month goals are attainable. Agencies can definitely benefit from one another’s experiences. From an industry perspective, this may also help the contracting community understand where government needs the most help in moving to the cloud. Looking forward to the series!

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