FedScoop: State Department eyes cloud pilots at overseas posts to improve user experience

“The State Department has started work on allowing overseas posts to customize their business applications in the cloud.”

“The discovery process just ended at one unnamed pilot location, and the department is planning additional pilots in 2020, Brian Merrick, director of State’s Cloud Program Management Office, told FedScoop Tuesday.”

“The goal really is to make sure that we can manage a cloud-based environment that will allow us to provide the posts the local configuration capabilities they need to be able to deliver to their business customers, while doing it at an enterprise scale, securely, with a single identity,” Merrick said. “And with a single contract and funding model so that we don’t have the overhead costs.”

“Pilot posts are being selected based on app maturity, meaning they’ve been refactored and replatformed into containers. Other factors being considered are levels of…” Read the full article here.

Source: State Department eyes cloud pilots at overseas posts to improve user experience – By Dave Nyczepir, January 14, 2020. FedScoop.

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