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Suzette Kent: Gov’t Cloud Strategies Must Support Individual Agency Missions

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Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 awardee, said that agencies need to identify cloud implementation strategies that work best for specific organization operations during a conference hosted by Docker , Fedscoop reported Wednesday.

Kent noted that agencies must “do a full-scale rationalization” of relevant applications and implement a broader set of capabilities to fit individual missions. Most agency cloud migration efforts involve lengthy procedures and often lead to the deployment of a hybrid cloud environment, she added.

The federal CIO cited cloud adoption differences in federal entities like the Department of Justice, which runs over 30 cloud infrastructures and “moved things very quickly because of the benefits of security, scalability and some of the other capabilities”.