Department of Homeland Security official Kshemendra Paul has said the department will focus on setting requirements for end-to-end automation across the development, security and operations workflow for cloud migration operations, Federal News Radio reported Monday.
Paul, cloud action officer and deputy director for strategy and mission with DHS, explained during a Red Hat Open First event that the department seeks to leverage various managed services or the Cloud Factory first before managing policies for moving applications to the cloud.
He added that DHS will be able to use Cloud Factory after it passes an Authorization to Operate process, which will be conducted in late 2018.
After leveraging Cloud Factory, DHS will direct its cloud steering group to speed up the department’s effort to migrate to the cloud.
The group will tackle concerns on the design of the future-state security architecture, its potential for streamlining ATO and the possibility of using existing projects to generate progress in cloud migration processes.