Cloud Working Group

The ATARC Cloud Working Group is a technical working group of government, academia and private industry thought leaders collaborating on topics related to the Federal cloud & infrastructure community. The group’s goal is to pinpoint and hone in on various obstacles and challenges in cloud solution deployments in federal agencies. Then, in close alignment with government policies on data security, such as the Federal Cloud Smart Strategy, FedRAMP compliance and Trusted Internet Security (TIC) 3.0 guidelines, the collective aims to provide strategic recommendations to remove the identified cloud barriers, accelerate emerging cloud technology adoption, and increase efficiency and reduce cost using cloud smart and cutting-edge infrastructure solutions.

Leadership Team

 

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

Government Co-Chair

SBA
Mike Coene

Mike Coene

Industry Co-Chair

Hitachi Vantara Federal
Michaela Iorga

Michaela Iorga

Government Co-Chair

NIST
Chris Oglesby

Chris Oglesby

Industry Co-Chair

MorphWorks
Ben Bergersen

Ben Bergersen

Government Co-Chair

USTDA

Key Group Objectives

  • Form dedicated Project Teams that work together with government participants and focus on specific cloud and data center topic areas
  • Identify technology and associated contract vehicles that government can utilize to procure cloud products, services and solutions

Key Group Activities

  • Bi-weekly status call with members of your project team
  • Ability to attend meetings for all other project teams
  • Quarterly in-person meetings at government location
  • Project deliverables to support Data Center Optimization Initiative Managing Partner PMO

Working Group Project Teams

The Cloud Working Group Project Teams consist of the following categories: Data Center, Cloud Migration, Telecommunication/Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0, Cloud Cost Modeling, Cloud Security (agile ATO), App Rationalization, Cloud Reskilling, and Cloud Monitoring.

Cloud Migration Project Team

This Project Team will focus on cloud migration and the process of moving elements to a cloud computing environment, as well as the various types of cloud migrations that can be performed.

 

Ceresh Perry

Ceresh Perry

Government Chair

US Army
Shirley Dagley

Shirley Dagley

Government Chair

US Army
Katy Warren

Katy Warren

MITRE Chair

Telecommunication/TIC Project Team

This Project Team will explore the purpose of the Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) Initiative and how it will improve the federal government’s security posture and incident response capability.

 

Gerald Caron

Gerald Caron

Government Chair

Department of State
Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Government Chair

DHS

Cloud Cost Modeling Project Team

This Project Team will explore the goals of a Cloud cost model to help a decision maker solve a problem. The purpose of cost modeling is to find the best solutions while saving time and money.

 

Robert Duffy

Robert Duffy

Government Chair

DHS

Cloud Security (Agile ATO) Project Team

This Project Team will focus on increasing the speed of the Authority to Operate (ATO) for Cloud while keeping pace with security requirements in the Government. This project teams effort will also explore OSCAL (Open Security Controls Assessment Language) and the creation of a pilot that can capture multiple other features as proof of concept.

 

Laural Hargadon

Laural Hargadon

Government Chair

U.S. House of Representatives
Mari Spina

Mari Spina

MITRE Chair

Cloud Reskilling Project Team

This Project Team will explore how to reskill workers and companies for the digital age of Cloud.

 

Richie Balkisoon

Richie Balkisoon

Government Chair

DHS