Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing

Federal agencies looking to move to the Cloud have a number of tough choices to make when evaluating cloud service provider offerings. They are looking for trusted partners to help them get there securely and help ease the migration challenges that lie before them as the make this transition. This panel explores some best practices that have been implemented by agencies that have already made the move. The panel will also examine, given the unique security needs of Federal agencies, the stringent security guidelines set forth by FedRAMP and the DISA Cloud broker and explore best practices for deciding which cloud deployment model private, public, government community and hybrid best meets agencies requirements for their mission critical enterprise applications.


Tom Temin is is Co-Host of Federal News Radio’s morning show, The Federal Drive.
Zachary Goldstein is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Deputy Chief Information Officer.Mr. Zachary G. Goldstein was named National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO) in January 2011. In this position, he is the chief operating officer for the NOAA Office of the CIO and for policy and management of information and information technology across NOAA.
Lonny A. Anderson is the Director of Technology (TD) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. In this role, Mr. Anderson serves as the principal for all functions and authorities related to information technology and technology infrastructure for NSA/CSS across the Extended Enterprise.
Susie Adams is the Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Federal’s Civilian business. In her present role she oversees and implements the technical strategy for Microsoft’s IGO, Finance and Land Management and Civilian Agency Federal Government business. Prior to joining Microsoft she held numerous leadership positions at Washington DC area consulting organizations including work at McGladery and Pullen, Booz-Allen- Hamilton and Financial Dynamics where she was the Director of Web development.
Pamela Dyson is the CTO and deputy CIO of the Securities and Exchange Commission.