Jonathan Feibus, chief information security officer at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has said NRC has begun to update several internal applications as part of its cloud migration effort, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
“We’ve recently moved to a number of cloud applications for productivity apps like the office suite, like email,” he said on the network’s Federal Monthly Insights-Application Services Month.
“We’ve been testing a lot of our modeling software in the cloud so that we don’t have to purchase single-use machines for here and we’ve got a little bit more flexibility by doing it in the cloud.”
Feibus mentioned the benefits of implementing a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-certified cloud platform.
“And by using FedRAMP cloud we have a lot of security that’s already in place for us so it ends up being a bit less expensive for us than having to purchase, secure and maintain single-use machines,” he said.
NRC selected an infrastructure-as-a-service cloud offering through an open competition and Feibus discussed the reason behind the decision.