GovernmentCIO: Steps for End-to-End Cloud Adoption

“Federal agencies have largely touted the importance of cloud migration in their IT modernization efforts, but there are a number of important steps that they need to take to make that migration important.

One of the first steps is looking at business value, said General Services Administration Director of IT Modernization Thomas Santucci at an ATARC event Tuesday.

‘We use the application rationalization process to emphasize that holistic approach to calculate total cost of ownership and the total customer experience,’ Santucci said. ‘It’s the only way you know what is working and what it actually costs you to run that system. And then the risk framework — understanding where the risk is with regards to the mission, business and people.’…”

“Throughout the cloud adoption process, security needs and federal mandates are also important elements. Santucci recommend DevSecOps approaches for security management, as well as service-level agreements, and he also said that following TIC 3.0 and the recent executive order on bolstering federal cybersecurity will fold in good security standards amid the migration.

With the cybersecurity executive order and recent significant cybersecurity incidents, zero trust adoption is another critical component of cloud adoption. Santucci added that zero trust architecture that agencies form should ideally work in an IPv6 environment, which IT experts have previously advocated for as an enabler of zero trust…” Read the full article here.

Source: Steps For End-to-End Cloud Adoption – By Melissa Harris, July 16, 2021. GovernmentCIO.


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