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Tony Scott: Cloud Strategies Need to Have Time Frames, Common Services

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Federal CIO Tony Scott has outlined his strategy to drive government information technology programs toward completion as initiatives on digital services, cybersecurity and cloud adoption are underway, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Jason Miller writes that Scott aims to “put his own stamp” on these programs even as President Barack Obama has only 20 months left in his term.

Scott said that cloud adoption efforts should start with a time frame or road map then identifying common services that can be hosted on a cloud platform before agencies discard legacy systems they believe cannot adapt to a cloud environment.

He also highlighted his aim to break down silos in cyber, which he labeled as the biggest IT growth area, and other IT infrastructure concerns.

“One of my focus areas there is to look horizontally across all the different silos of cybersecurity that are typically found in an organization and focus on the end-to-end effect of all of the things that we are doing,” Scott said, according to the report.

Miller writes that Scott has also highlighted his focus on the federal IT workforce and work to eliminate existing silos due to the ongoing “retirement wave” at agencies.

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