FEMA sets self-imposed deadline for moving more applications to the cloud

For FEMA, cloud services are a lifeline to disaster survivors. There may be no better uses cases than when a hurricane or tornado strikes and FEMA must scale up its grants management or flood insurance program to tens of thousands of users in a matter of hours. Lytwaive Hutchinson, FEMA chief information officer; Greg Edwards, FEMA chief information security officer; Kevin Long, the insurance systems branch chief and Alonna Barnhart, a senior technical adviser spoke to Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller on this week’s Ask the CIO.