July 2016 Federal Cloud Computing Summit Report

October 2016
Topics: Cloud Computing, Computer-Communication-Networks, Government Agency Operations, Management
Dr. Justin F. Brunelle, The MITRE Corporation
Demetrius Davis, The MITRE Corporation
Dr. Nicole Gong Parrish, The MITRE Corporation
Duy Huynh, The MITRE Corporation
Michael J. Kristan, The MITRE Corporation
Mano Malayanur, The MITRE Corporation
Tim Harvey, The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center
Tom Suder, The Advanced Technology Academic Research Center
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The most recent installment of the Federal Cloud Computing Summit, held on January 13th, 2016, included five MITRE-ATARC (Advanced Technology Academic Research Center) Collaboration Sessions. These collaboration sessions allowed industry, academic, government, and MITRE representatives the opportunity to collaborate and discuss challenges the government faces in cloud computing. The goal of these sessions is to create a forum to exchange ideas and develop recommendations to further the adoption and advancement of cloud computing techniques and best practices within the government.

Participants representing government, industry, and academia addressed five challenge areas in federal cloud computing: DevOps vs NoOps: Managing Public Clouds; Secure Cloud Access: From APIs to Mobile & IoT Devices; Workload Management for Cost Savings; Cloud Category Management; and HealthTrac Sponsored Session: Using Cloud in Healthcare.

This white paper summarizes the discussions in the collaboration sessions and presents recommendations for government, academia, and industry while identifying intersecting points among challenge areas.

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