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Cloud Computing in Government

Lesson's Learned From On The FrontLines Magazine

Congratulations to my friends at "On The FrontLines Magazine" for an EXCELLENT presentation of important operational and managerial cloud computing transition lessons. This issues showcases cloud computing leaders from government and the private sector that share their views on this critical topic.

A few of the educational gems enclosed in this 20 PAGE ISSUE:

Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Program Manager, GSA - "The first one is security is largely not a technical issue. If you look at any sort of management of anything, technical things and problems are usually pretty easy to solve and there's a quick ability to do that." The second is management of people is hard. "If you look at management classes anywhere, it's never management of technical things, it's always managing the people who run cloud environments; and managing those processes is always really the harder portion of this." 

LTC Paul Stanton, US Cyber Command, US Army - "[Cloud is] .. truly revolutionizing the way that we perform both network operations and cyber defense."

Dawn Leaf, Deputy CIO, Dept of Labor - A 2011 listening tour with its 17,000 nationwide staff told officials the #1 IT improvement staff wanted was bigger mail boxes. So by moving to the cloud Labor went from 200 megabytes to 50 gigabytes, a 400x increase. 

Robert Bohn, NIST Cloud Computing Technical Program Manager. "The SLA tells you exactly as a consumer how much of whatever measure you will get. Good, high quality, consistent language and cloud service metrics backs that all up,"

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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