Federal agencies often want to see what’s happening inside the cloud for themselves, and are beginning to consider the use of cloud access security brokers to ensure that malicious or damaging material doesn’t slip in through a break in the cloud.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is migrating applications from a legacy mainframe, and the agency is weighing its modernization options. HUD Principal Deputy CIO Kevin Cooke discusses factors HUD is considering in its migration strategy, including the benefits of cloud services. GSA Secure Cloud Portfolio Director Jay Huie describes how federal agencies like HUD consult his agency to receive guidance on potential cloud migration projects.
In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new website, Farmers.gov, for farmers, ranchers and others who rely upon the department for services. Assistant CIO Darren Ash discusses the rationale behind the new website and how it helps workers in America's heartland to feed people across the country.