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NCOIC Plenary: Cloud Computing Working Group

Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in the NCOIC Cloud Computing Working Group. Led by Cisco Systems Distinguished Engineer, Mr. Krishna Sankar of Cisco Systems, the meeting purpose was to decide if the NCOIC would officially organize a focus on cloud computing. As Terry Morgan, the current NCOIC Chairman would put it, a decision to organize would formalize an effort to define cloud computing's place in the netcentric ecosystem.

I'm happy to report a decision to move forward with an Adhoc Working Group. The group would focus on the technical, operational and business requirements of a "federal-grade" cloud infrastructure. The initial draft charter outlines the following goals:
  • Develop collateral on the current "state of the union" of the cloud computing domain,

  • Document best practices, architectures and blueprints

  • Explore the effect of the cloud computing paradigm to NCOIC deliverables (i.e. NIF, NCAT, et al)

  • Work on pragmatic cloud projects that would enhance current NCOIC deliverables

The group also agreed to participate in two near-term events:

I personally look forward to working with this new team and welcome my readers to provide recommendations or suggestions.

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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