Science-focused agencies have turned to citizen scientists to fill gaps in their data, or have urged members of the industry to develop innovative ideas to problems through government-funded prize challenges.
The adoption of a hybrid cloud model leads agencies down the path of creating an approach to security that is based on the zero trust model, where identity management helps define who has access and how that access is defined to specific data and applications.
Cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and the increasing digitization of information and processes are pushing agencies toward a hybrid computing environment. This is when agencies have a mix of on premise and commercial cloud infrastructures.
The General Services Administration says it’s working through a series of legislative and regulatory changes that would help agencies buy cloud computing services as a “utility.”