Michael Wooten: Data Sharing Needed Between Government, Cloud Providers

Jeff Brody
Michael Wooten

Michael Wooten, administrator of the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said he intends to expand the practice of data sharing between federal agencies and cloud service providers, FCW reported Tuesday.

Wooten compared each agency to a tenant in a condo data center and cited the lack of association of tenants that could help establish requirements and rules.

"The landlord has a responsibility to keep the condo safe from intrusion, and the tenant should be able to alert other tenants when they see a threat,” he said Tuesday at a FedInsider talk. “We need to clarify the responsibility of each tenant and the landlord for the federal government.”

At a Professional Services Council-hosted event, Wooten outlined his priorities to modernize the federal acquisition process and one is to build on current efforts to leverage the purchasing power through category management.

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