Feds in the Cloud: Benefits and Challenges of Cloud Computing

Feb 28, 2011

Americans are relying more and more on cloud architectures to provide daily services online.  These architectures offer great new advantages for sharing and accessing critical data, but also present new types of risks.  The government has similarly begun an effort to increase its reliance on cloud architectures, culminating in the recent December 2010 directive from the Office of Management and Budget for every Federal agency to identify technologies to be moved into a cloud infrastructure.  Does this offer higher security?  What efficiencies come from a could environment?  What does a cloud architecture actually look like?  Come get answers to these questions and more as leaders from the Administration and industry come to brief the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus next Tuesday at 5:00 pm in 441 Cannon.  The event will be open to the public.

The panel will include:

  • Mr. Ari Schwartz, Senior Internet Policy Advisor, National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Mr. Art Coviello, Executive Chairman, RSA
  • Mr. Jerry Archer, Senior VP and Chief Security Officer at Sallie Mae

The Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus is co-chaired by Congressmen James Langevin and Michael McCaul.  If your Member is interested in joining the Caucus, or if you would like more information about this event, please e-mail Davis Hake davis.hake@mail.house.gov (Langevin) or Sally Stone sally.stone@mail.house.gov (McCaul).