CIA’s Sean Roche: Cloud More Secure Than Client Service Platforms

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Sean Roche

Sean Roche, associate deputy director at the CIA’s digital innovation directorate, has said he thinks cloud is more secure than a client service system since “encryption runs seamlessly on multiple levels,” NextGov reported Friday.

Roche said Wednesday at Amazon Web Services‘ Public Sector Summit that in addition to security, cloud seeks to provide agencies access to software-as-a-service offerings while avoiding the lengthy acquisition process as well as help them screen and deploy new tools within months.

“We can leverage the worldwide workforce with no latency, dragging down huge files, doing analysis and [getting] answer[s],” he said.

“That’s what the cloud does for us.”

AWS secured a potential 10-year, $600 million contract to build a private cloud platform designed to host classified data for agencies within the intelligence community.

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