Cloud Working Group

Leadership Team

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.

 

 

Bill Hunt

Bill Hunt

Government Co-Chair

Small Business Administration

Michaela Iorga

Michaela Iorga

Government Co- Chair

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Ben Bergersen

Ben Bergersen

Government Vice Chair

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Chris Oglesby

Chris Oglesby

Industry Chair

MorphWorks
Mike Coene

Mike Coene

Industry Vice Chair

Hitachi Vantara Federal

Working Group Project Teams

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 Vice Chair

Department of Homeland Security

Peter Romness

Peter Romness

Industry Chair

Cisco

James Harrison

James Harrison

Industry Vice Chair

Fortinet

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.

 

Juanita Koilpillai

Juanita Koilpillai

Analyst Chair

Waverley Labs

Mari Spina

Mari Spina

MITRE Chair

Michaela Iorga

Michaela Iorga

Government Chair

National Institute of Standards and Technology

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.

 

Katy Warren

Katy Warren

MITRE Chair

Ben Bergersen

Ben Bergersen

Government Chair

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Cloud Reskilling and Cost Modeling Project Team

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

 

Richie Balkisoon

Richie Balkisoon

Government Chair

Department of Homeland Security

Robert Duffy

Robert Duffy

Government Chair

Department of Homeland Security