Congressmen Launch Cloud Computing Caucus
The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group, a newly formed, non-profit, non-partisan coalition of industry and key government stakeholders, focused on raising awareness of issues associated with cloud computing, announced its plans to support the Cloud Computing Caucus.
The Cloud Computing Caucus is co-chaired by Congressmen Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) and Gerry Connolly (D-Va.).
Three years have passed since the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Cloud First policy, mandating that Federal agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost.
Yet, the Federal cloud landscape still lacks widespread adoption – the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) has approved only 11 certified cloud computing providers to date.
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The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group’s online platform will include relevant cloud news, cloud computing research, a cloud savings calculator, and serve as the sounding board for cloud discussion.
In addition to an online presence, the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group will host quarterly, in-person “Hillversation” meetings on Capitol Hill to bring together cloud computing experts to discuss their cloud priorities, pain points, and best practices.
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The first Hillversation will take place in late February and will focus on “Viewpoints on FedRAMP.”
For more on the inaugural Hillversation as well as the latest developments of the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group, visit www.cloudcomputingcaucus.org.