NIH is working with industry on a project in the cloud to host its large data sets and make them more accessible to researchers
As agencies continue moving to the cloud, what’s the state of the migration in government today, and what opportunities and challenges remain? Those questions and many others were answered during the panel discussion, “Cloud in Government: Promise and Practice”.
Despite clear benefits to cloud computing in both the public and private sectors – from information sharing and efficiencies to cost reduction – questions remain, particularly in the federal government. What is the state of cloud adoption? What’s the demand for moving to the cloud? What challenges are associated with a cloud migration?
Individual DoD components are still, to a large extent, on their own when it comes to picking a provider and shepherding them through the military’s security approval process. The Navy hopes to change that beginning next month with a managed service it’s calling its “Cloud Store.”
Matt Goodrich, the FedRAMP program office director, said the cloud cybersecurity effort is gaining interest, and JAB is looking to take advantage of that attention through an improved authorization process.
DoD approved IBM to be its second Level 5 security cloud provider just as FedRAMP is finalizing its high baseline standard.
The Air Force was an early adopter of a online concept: A self-service personnel portal for its service members. But that system, called MyPers, was getting a little long in tooth. It’s been undergoing a thorough update. Air Force CIO Bill Marion told Federal Drive with Tom Temin why the system is so important and what’s they’re doing.
GSA awarded six vendors a spot on a blanket purchase agreement to provide integration and implementation services for Salesforce tools.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) received specific funding for the first year and is conducting pilots try to improve the approval process of cloud service providers.
The Senate IT working group is circulating a discussion draft of a cloud bill to improve FedRAMP and create a new fund at GSA to help pay for cloud transitions.