Education on how Federal programs can best use the cloud is going to pick up this year as agencies continue the transition away from legacy IT, according to Rob Morrow, public sector chief technology officer at Cloudera.






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GSA recently launched the U.S. Data Federation, a new effort to support data standardization and data federation initiatives in the Federal and local governments.






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Agencies continue to migrate to the cloud, but require a strong security service to protect their systems. A Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) addresses security concerns and provides a go-between for end users and applications






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The Defense Information Systems Agency receives notifications for about 800 million alarms a day while providing support for 146 mission partners, and Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, vice director, said the agency is trying to grant all 146 partners access to the commercial cloud.






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Agencies are moving users to the cloud, but how can they streamline the process? How can it be simplified to create an enhanced user experience?

“What activities, what data, and what threat are they bringing into the cloud?” These three questions are identified as primary concepts agencies should use to assess and prevent cloud application use as necessary, then implement policies based on the answers.






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