According to the recent Building a More Secure Cloud report, federal cloud spending is projected to reach over $7.1 billion this year and by 2024, spending could reach upwards of $9.1 billion. Agencies that are ready to modernize, bolster security, and transform the way their agency functions are driving this cloud spend. While many IT leaders have already begun the journey to the cloud, there are just as many continuing to rely on legacy systems that silo data and hinder data-driven mission readiness. To continue the speed to mission, especially in these uncertain times, agencies must look to cloud solutions that are scalable, secure, and maybe most importantly authorized.
The upcoming GovForward: Multicloud Series event brings together experts from various government who will explore how cloud-based solutions power today’s agencies. “The cloud enables government agencies to be successful and progressive,” said John Lee, VP of Cloud Solutions with Carahsoft. “When looking for a cloud provider an agency should look to trusted organizations that can offer Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorized products and solutions that reduce the risk to data.”
Speakers including Gerald E. Connolly, U.S. Congressman for Virginia’s 11th District; Ashley Mahan, Director, FedRAMP and Secure Cloud Portfolio, General Services Administration; Matt Lira, Special Assistant to the President for Innovation Policy and Initiatives, White House Office of American Innovation; and Steven Hernandez, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Education will share why FedRAMP is so important, the rules and regulations that accompany it, best practices for onboarding cloud solutions, and highlights from the FedRAMP Marketplace.
Speakers from Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Red Hat, Okta, ServiceNow Zscaler, Google and Snowflake, will also offer attendees insights into how to begin the journey to the cloud, hybrid and multicloud strategies, IT modernization and agency success stories implementing cloud and FedRAMP.
“Cloud is essential to the federal government – especially as attacks on systems increase and data can be used for strategic economic and military advantage,” shared Lee. “The cloud solutions that agencies choose to implement must be secure, stable, and comprehensive.”
Interested in learning more? Join the first event on the 21st. The series will continue with Marketplace Technology Webinars presented by Carahsoft’s FedRAMP solutions providers starting July 30th and continuing through October. Learn how industry and government agencies are working together to deploy FedRAMP and Multicloud solutions by registering here.