Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, details the Cloud Smart policy proposal, and who they are looking for to provide input on its implementation.
This week, the White House unveiled their new Cloud Smart policy. The 18-month timeline laid out in the document strives to promote cloud collaboration between leadership at several agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget, the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent, says that OMB is seeking comments from anyone the policy could potentially impact. “We want comments from a broad audience. One of the things in the strategy that I’m most excited about is that we included a broad audience of multiple parties that have to be at the table to make a true transition successful,” said Kent. “We want comments from the IT community, the acquisition community, perspectives on workforce…” Kent says that a list of “action items” is a key part of the Cloud Smart policy, and that it’s vital to keeping the policy relevant. “One of the other things I’m very, very excited about and I think it’s a very important commitment that the office is making is to update some of those [action items] repeatedly and keep them current,” said Kent. “When we are dealing with technology that is moving as quickly as it is now, we have to keep our policies as agile as possible.”