VA Adopts Secure Cyber Posture Across Multiple Cloud Vendors; Royce Allen Comments

Royce Allen, chief cybersecurity architect for the Office of Cybersecurity Policy and Compliance within the Department of Veterans Affairs, has announced that VA is establishing a secure cyber posture to handle multiple cloud vendors, MeriTalk reported Thursday.

The department is using Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services to develop its own cloud to manage several services and cloud providers.

“The goal is to have multiple managed services from multiple vendors supporting us at all times, to keep it fair at the acquisition level,” Allen noted.

The cybersecurity official added the importance of running legacy systems until all applications and data are safely migrated into the cloud.

Allen recommended to other federal agencies with multiple vendors to assess their own environments and adopt the cloud practices of other organizations.

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