Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

When the Obama administration’s CIO declared that the government would move to a cloud-first policy for its technology procurements, it was sending a clear message that agencies would be expected to modernize their IT shops.

But five years later, that transition still seems like it’s in its early stages, according to Mark Kneidinger, director of the Federal Network Resilience Division at the Department of Homeland Security.

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“In 2015 many agencies are still using cloud computing similar to 2010,” Kneidinger observed during a recent field hearing members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held in San Antonio.

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