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Feds Say ‘Small Wins’ in the Cloud Could Boost Adoption

Jeff Brody

Federal information technology officials said that agencies should promote small progress in their cloud initiatives to encourage larger adoption of the technology, Nextgov reported Thursday.  During the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit in Washington, panelists highlighted that confidence and trust would play a significant role in how agency leaders utilize the cloud. 

“Right away start trying to get early wins on the board,” said David Catanoso, director of Veterans Affairs Enterprise Cloud Solutions Office. “Try to go out and identify low hanging fruit or high-value things that you can migrate to demonstrate that capability and build on that—that’s key.”

Catanoso oversees VA’s apps migration to the AWS GovCloud. He cited that recent progress at the agency helped encourage other officials to consider learning and working with the cloud. “As we demonstrated that it would work, we started to build credibility and momentum and confidence that ‘you know what, we can actually do this as a team,” Catanoso said. 

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