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1 Advancing Government through Collaboration, Education and Action Cloud Computing Working Group Stacy Cleveland, Chair

2 Advancing Government through Collaboration, Education and Action Overview Cloud Computing Working Group Background: The ACT-IAC Cloud Computing Working Group was formed to leverage the expertise of the SIGs to support the Government’s cloud computing initiatives. Agenda –Coordinate ACT-IAC related activities on Cloud Computing –Eliminate redundant efforts across ACT-IAC program areas and to promote cross pollination of ideas and activities –Align the efforts of ACT-IAC on cloud computing with the needs and requirements of the Federal Government –Provide a mechanism and platform for members to collaborate and communicate effectively on the topic of cloud computing

3 Advancing Government through Collaboration, Education and Action Current Activities for Engagement Current Project: Cloud Acquisition Support Project The Acquisition Management SIG and Cloud Computing Working Group are engaged by GSA and a working group was formed to develop a actionable recommendations around procurement policies and practices that assure availability of Cloud products and services for Government. Mark Day of GSA-Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and Stacy Cleveland of Hewlett Packard (HP) are leading this working group. Activities conducted to date: Government and Industry survey and interviews Activities upcoming: Government and Industry roundtable session on November 14 th at GSA offices The Roundtable will focus on the following areas: -Procurement processes and practices that may create barriers to cloud adoption -Security requirements and barriers to FedRAMP authorization -Challenges to accepting standard, commercial cloud services without major customization -Review and provide feedback on a draft cloud adoption checklist created by the Acquisition Management SIG to help Government vet and prioritize cloud adoption candidates POC – Stacy Cleveland:

4 Advancing Government through Collaboration, Education and Action Past Projects Platform as a Service (PaaS) Use Case development assistance for GSA Cloud Computing Security Considerations and Recommendations: Usage Scenario: Software as a Service (SaaS) Electronic Mail Identity Management & Access Control in Cloud Computing: Recommendations and Best Practices for using Cloud Services while Maintaining Compliance and Access Controls Briefings, Panels, Collaboration – GSA, NIST, DHS, etc.

5 Advancing Government through Collaboration, Education and Action How to Get Involved To get involved please contact: Chair: Stacy Cleveland, HP Enterprise Services Tel: ACT-IAC SIG Director: John Shaw Tel x222


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