Friday, October 07, 2011 5:07:14 PM
As the U.S. government continues to struggle to cut costs and reduce the record-high national debt, cloud computing has become a focal point of potential money-saving techniques. InformationWeek Government recently announced it would hold the three-day GovCloud 2011 conference at the Reagan Pavilion in Washington, D.C., on October 25, and released a list of speakers.
According to a release from the news provider hosting the event, the conference will hold discussions on managing public, private and shared cloud services in a way that meets requirements established in the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002. The focus of the conference as a whole will be developing a plan of action to create a secure and fiscally sound adoption methodology for the technology.
"We will see demonstrations of cloud applications and explore private clouds, Platforms-as-a-Service, lessons learned and cloud security in interactive sessions where attendees are encouraged to be part of the conversation," InformationWeek Government editor and host of the conference John Foley said in the release.
Gus Hunt of the Central Intelligence Agency, Dr. Lon Gowen of Nasa and Katie Lewin of the General Services Administration will be among the many leading government IT officials speaking at the event.
According to the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer, the Cloud First Policy will allocate a quarter of the $80 billion federal IT budget toward cloud services adoption.
-McAfee Cloud Security