Raghav Vajjhala Talks FTC’s Cloud Migration, Other IT Modernization Efforts

Raghav Vajjhala, chief information officer of the Federal Trade Commission, has said the FTC will advance its information technology modernization efforts by using a multiple-award contract with four companies, Federal News Network reported Friday.

Vajjhala said on the Ask the CIO program that migrating email to the cloud would be one of the first task orders.

He cited security services and platforms and network modernization as some of FTC’s short-term priorities.

“Over the last couple of years, we have been steadily moving all of our old legacy TDM connections and moving on to Ethernet,” he told Ask the CIO’s Jason Miller.

“Now I want to take the next step, which is to look at what is the optimal way to design a network that minimizes a lot of latency and bandwidth issues that a lot of other agencies have encountered when they’ve moved a lot of their stuff into the cloud,” he added.

Vajjhala noted that he expects to transition 60 to 70 percent of the agency’s data to the cloud in the next few years.

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