CCX Quarterly Meeting
On Tuesday, May 14, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Government Operations called a Field Hearing entitled "Data Centers on the Cloud: Is the Government Optimizing New Information Technologies Opportunities to Save Taxpayers Money?" Steve O'Keeffe testified before the committee, on behalf of the MeriTalk community. Please see here for details on the full hearing.
Witnesses testified on the benefits and challenges to data center optimization and the cloud, as well as the associated cost savings. GAO's spoke to its most recent report, announced May 14, on the status of agencies' efforts. Click here to view the testimony from Steve O'Keeffe and other witnesses.
Cloud computing promises Federal agencies some attractive benefits, but several obstacles stand in the way of those anticipated advantages. Agencies face both cultural and technical considerations. The cloud approach marks a sharp departure from the on-premise solutions agencies have deployed and maintained for years. Questions surrounding migration, legacy systems integration, and security also complicate matters. Read the full profile here.
With cloud transition top of mind for government officials, a practiced perspective can provide clarity for Federal needs and processes. MeriTalk sat down with cloud computing expert, Steve Wallo, Systems Engineering Manager at Brocade, to answer questions on cloud computing best practices. Read the full interview here.
Keith Trippie serves as the Executive Director for Enterprise System Development Office, Department of Homeland Security. Back in August, we sat down to get the scoop on his outlook on traditional IT in government agencies and how to move forward. Trippie shared his idea of focusing on the customer to enhance productivity and cut down costs. Read the full profile here.
The new study Mission-Critical Cloud: Ready for the Heavy Lift, sponsored by EMC, VMware, and Carahsoft, reveals that Feds could save approximately $16.6 billion annually if all agencies move just three mission-critical applications to the cloud. Download the study today.
February 21, 2013, Washington, D.C. The fourth MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting addressed challenges associated with moving mission-critical applications to the cloud, as well as other factors prohibiting movement to the cloud. The meeting was sponsored by EMC and VMware, and featured speaker Steve Cooper, former Deputy CIO, Federal Aviation Administration.
FedRAMP: A Public Inquiry
November 13, 2012, Washington, D.C. The third MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange meeting focused on the FedRAMP program and its role in enabling the Federal cloud computing transition, along with its effect on public vs. private clouds. The meeting was sponsored by CCX member Northrop Grumman and featured speaker Richard Spires, Chief Information Officer, Department of Homeland Security.