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Rep. Will Hurd: Federal Agencies Slow to Adopt Cloud Computing Tech

cloudRep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) told MeriTalk in an interview published Friday he has observed an organizational culture that has prevented agencies from implementing cloud migration efforts at a faster pace.

Hurd, chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s information technology subcommittee, added he believes discussions on how cloud computing technology can help agencies increase efficiency and save money will encourage federal chief information officers to embrace the platform.

“I think leadership and buy-in from senior agency officials will be critical to encouraging adoption of cloud solutions.”

He noted in the interview that Congress passed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in an effort to help CIOs reprioritize their agencies’ IT budgets toward system modernization.

The government should also ensure that commercial providers meet cloud security requirements through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, according to Hurd.

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