Is Cloud Consolidation the Right Move for Agencies in the “New Normal?”
Cloud computing has been top of mind for the government and the coronavirus pandemic has made the need for cloud solutions even more apparent. To enable remote work and essential service delivery during the height of the pandemic, government agencies relied in part on cloud computing applications to continue mission delivery. Before the pandemic, many agencies were focused on transitioning to the cloud as part of the IT modernization strategy and as agencies take stock of their cloud solutions, it’s important that the focus remains on enabling mission delivery and security, particular with FedRAMP solutions.
In a recent virtual panel, Paul Puckett, Director, Enterprise Cloud Management Office, U.S. Army, Karen Wrege, Chief Information Officer, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, Ashley Mahan, Director, Secure Cloud Portfolio and FedRAMP, General Services Administration, Habib Hourani, Team Lead, Federal Solutions Engineering, Okta, Nicholas Speece, Chief Federal Technologist, Snowflake and Joe Hamblin, DoD Chief Technology Officer, Verizon, came together to discuss cloud transformation and the important role that security plays in agency use. The experts also shared how their agencies are leveraging the cloud to enhance mission delivery.