Nextgov's The Path to Open Cloud - As Told by Your Tweets

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Over the next few years, most federal agencies will move significant operations to public, private or hybrid clouds – if they haven’t already. And by June 5th, all cloud services in use at federal agencies must comply with FedRAMP – the government’s baseline cloud security requirements. What does this deadline mean for federal agencies and cloud service providers looking to stay ahead of the cloud computing curve?

On Tuesday, April 8, more than one hundred federal and industry leaders gathered to learn this and more at Nextgov’s The Path to Open Cloud. Federal experts from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and General Services Administration (GSA) took the stage to discuss how the move to the cloud can reduce costs, increase efficiency and revolutionize the federal tech space.

Highlights included:

  • A candid keynote from DISA CIO David Bennett on the Next Big Thing in Cloud Computing
  • A lively panel discussion on the Public-Private Cloud Debate led by FedRAMP Director Maria Roat and Stan Kaczmarczyk, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Programs, Office of Integrated Technology Services at GSA. They provided insight into the FedRAMP pipeline, how many cloud solutions have achieved FedRAMP compliance and the expanding role of cloud brokers
  • Panelist Dr. Jennifer Carter, Component Acquisition Executive, DISA, briefed the audience on DISA’s cloud efforts, including milCloud, DISA’s new private cloud services platform

An enthusiastic crowd took to Twitter using the hashtag #OpenCloud to share their thoughts, insights and pictures, and we thought it’d be appropriate to share the stories from Nextgov’s The Path to Open Cloud through the eyes of those who experienced it firsthand:

Read our coverage of the event: Interior Trusts Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Judgments and Public or Private Cloud? The Decision Comes Down to Risk, DISA CIO Says.