Amazon Web Services (AWS) offered formal comments to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regarding their draft of an updated federal cloud computing strategy. Dave Levy, vice president of AWS’ federal business, told Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent in a written response to the Cloud Smart Strategy proposal that aligning the policy to the “IT Modernization Report” will emphasize the government’s vision to secure and deliver citizen services with technology. Levy also noted the updated strategy should describe objectives and intended outcome of migration to the technology and aspiration to use commercial cloud platforms. “Cloud Smart should reaffirm the administration’s desire to ‘bring the government to the cloud’ not ‘bring the cloud to government’ as outlined in the IT Modernization Report,” he wrote.
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