The 2018 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, Cloud Smart, lays out a long-term plan to help federal agencies migrate operations from on-premise legacy systems to the cloud. The goal is to use secure cloud infrastructures and enable more efficient operations, more reliable security and faster services.
This OMB plan removes policy barriers and aims to increase knowledge of cloud computing across three areas: security, procurement and workforce. The revised strategy is the first cloud policy update in seven years. As a practical matter, agencies planning a cloud migration have much to consider, including the selection of a cloud type--public, private or hybrid. And there’s more than one means of getting to the cloud, from lift-and-shift to a complete architectural overhaul. Government and industry IT leaders at the Cloud Summit will examine how agencies can best manage a migration to the cloud –before, during and after the transition –and how to best leverage cloud computing to advance agencies’ missions. Cloud Summit participants will learn about:
- Purchasing cloud services through repeatable practices
- Peer sharing of cloud knowledge
- Recruiting and training talent (cybersecurity, acquisition and cloud engineering)
- Enhancing security through risk-based decision making