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DHS, State Dept Officials Cite Billing, Security as Key Concerns for Cloud Implementation

Jeff Brody

Bobby Duffy, special IT advisor to the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, said that the department seeks to address cost, billing and security issues related to commercial cloud implementation, FCW reported Wednesday.

Duffy told attendees at the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center’s meeting for the new Federal Cloud and Infrastructure Working Group in Washington, D.C. that billing has become a challenge as DHS plans to transition more operations to the cloud by the end of fiscal year 2019. The department has already migrated 10 percent of its applications so far, according to Duffy.

Gerald Caron, director of enterprise network management at the Department of State, added that he wants to implement action plans on addressing matters such as international data centers, internet connection regulations and telecommunications requirements as the department continues to work on its cloud issues.

Duffy and Caron’s comments come as the new ATARC working group begins its efforts to address a range of cloud implementation challenges.

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