“We formed a special interest group, which is a bunch of government agencies, and we're all coming together trying to figure out what does FinOps look like in the federal government compared to what it is an industry,” said Melvin Brown, the deputy chief information officer for the Office of Personnel Management, on the discussion Managing cloud services, measuring their value.
For many agencies, cloud services are like a smorgasbord, once you start consuming, it’s hard to stop. This is why agencies need manage their cloud services, measure the benefits and have a framework to understand the total cost of ownership.
Agencies need to shift toward new and transparent ways to budget for and understand the cost of cloud services and move toward financial management processes that are similar to the utility or “pay-by-the-drink" models.
As DLA pushes forward with #SaaS and #digitaltransformation, it adds governance rigor. We get a #cloud update from @DLAMIL PEO Adarryl Roberts.