Making Cloud Achievable: The Cloud Transition Checklist

On February 9, the White House unveiled its Federal Cloud Computing Strategy– outlining a three-step decision-making process for agency Chief Information Officers (CIOs). In order to comply with the federal mandate, 70 agencies across the government will begin their cloud transitions.

In this session, our expert panel will cover the process transformation, resource evaluations, and the key role federal IT leadership plays in ensuring successful cloud adoption.

Attendees will also learn:

  • What preparations agencies should make before transitioning to a private cloud?
  • What security and ownership issues agencies should be aware of?
  • How should agencies prepare their systems – including servers, networks and applications – for the transition?
  • What resources are necessary?
  • What standards and guidelines should be followed?


Angel Santa, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Angel Santa is currently the Deputy CIO at the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) with direct leadership responsibility and oversight for all Office of the Chief Information Office (OCIO) functions such as Information Security, Infrastructure (network and operations), Application Development and Maintenance, Business Office (includes budgeting, Project Management Office, internal controls/audit, and contracting), Enterprise Architecture, and Help Desk. Santa also led the OJP OCIO team in the development and implementation of the OJP private cloud, which included the distributed implementation over three data centers. Santa led the development of the Department of Education (ED) Grant Consortium vision and strategy which resulted in the selection of ED as a consortium leader. He was selected by senior executives of the 26 'major' grant agencies to chair a committee of government executives in the selection/recommendation of grant consortiums.


John Monroe, Editor, Federal Computer Week

Following the presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. The entire Editorial Webcast will be made available in an online archive.

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