While the IC’s research organization looks into adding security to cloud environments, in the here and now, intelligence agencies are sharing more data.
As agencies pursue data center optimization by adopting private and public cloud services, they have to make sure they don’t end up with stovepiped services that cannot easily share data, says Social Security Administration CIO Rob Klopp.
Agencies can ensure that these services can interoperate by standardizing on a cloud platform up front, he says.
“At the SSA, we will deploy using a cloud platform — maybe Cloud Foundry, maybe OpenShift, maybe something else — to allow applications to move and stretch across these services with elasticity,” Klopp says.
Bob Brown, the data center lead at the Department of Defense, sees three areas where agencies can find savings.
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