GSA's Cloud Computing Efforts


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Sanjeev Bhagowalia, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, General Services Administration speaking at Cloud/Gov 2011

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GSA's Cloud Computing Efforts

  1. 1. Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Cloud/Gov 2011 Conference Sanjeev “Sonny” Bhagowalia Deputy Associate Administrator,Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, GSA February 17, 2011
  2. 2. Federal Cloud Computing Strategy (Notional GSA View)2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 2
  3. 3. Federal Cloud Computing Initiative Major Program Activities 1. 2.0: Online procurement of SaaS solutions for government. 8 1 2. PaaS Informational website to communicate the latest news and information regarding the FCCI. Communications 2 7 3. Federal Working Groups: SaaS (Email) GSA has established several inter-agency working groups to develop CC standards, set policies and agree to the overall vision for the FCCI. Data Center Consolidation PMO Working Groups 4. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): 6 3 The GSA has awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement for IaaS. This IaaS will serve as a foundation for Cloud Computing services within the FedRAMP RFQ Government. 5 4 5. FedRAMP: Establish and operate a Government-wide Authorization Program for performing security C&A and continuous monitoring for commercial Cloud Services. 7. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) - Email: GSA CC PMO is leading the Cloud SaaS Email Working Group to 6. Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI): define and acquire SaaS Email services for Federal Government Completed the FDCCI Government-wide study; Supporting the through an RFI and RFQ process. Federal CIO Council in Managing the Government-wide data center consolidation program including guidance, data collection and 8. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - Geospatial assisting agencies develop and implement data center consolidation Working with government agencies in developing a geospatial plans. platform pilot for sharing data and developing applications for geospatial purposes.U.S. General Services Administration2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 3
  4. 4. Federal Government Cloud Computing Potential Source: Federal Cloud Computing Strategy ( Cloud/Gov 2011 4
  5. 5. Economics are motivating the transformation Agencies will be required to complete New Budget Submission Beginning FY alternative analyses that includes cloud Requirements 2011 computing alternatives as a part of their future budget submissions. By September Alternative analyses for all newly planned or 2011 performing major IT investments. By September 2012: alternative analyses for all IT By September investments, making enhancements to an existing 2012 investment. By September 2013: alternatives By September 2013 analyses for all IT investments in steady-state. Source: FY2011 OMB Report on Information Technology2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 5
  6. 6. GSA Cloud Computing PMO Overview Promoting adoption and removing obstacles in the government-wide acquisition and utilization of cost effective, green and sustainable Federal cloud computing solutions. FedRAMP Data Center Infrastructure- Software-as-a- Platform-as-a- Consolidation as-a-Service Service Email Service Initiative (Geospatial etc.) http://info.apps.gov2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 6
  7. 7. Cloud Services available on First Federal storefront site to commoditize cloud services so that buyers may cross-compare products and purchase (launched September, 2009). Currently offering SaaS and social media products.2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 7
  8. 8. (All Things Gov’t Cloud!) News and Keeping you Information informed in on Cloud upcoming and Data events! Center Topics Reference Provides Documents tools to at your navigate the fingertips! cloud landscape is a place where agencies can gather information about how Cloud Computing can help create sustainable, more cost-effective IT Services for the Federal Government2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 8
  9. 9. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) BPA BPA IaaS Services Storage Virtual Machines Server Hosting • Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) • Online Web • Online VMs / • Online Server Based Storage Computing Hosting • FISMA “Moderate” • Store Files & • Multiple CPU & • DNS and CDN Level Security for Data Objects OS Types Capabilities Government On-demand Self Service Online, self service provisioning capabilities for services • Services will be made available through Ubiquitous Network Access purchase on Accessible via the Internet with a sufficiently robust architecture Location Independent Resource Pooling RFQ Required Massively scalable services, independent of location of resources Cloud Computing Rapid Elasticity Characteristics Scale up or down dynamically based on consumption and/or request Measured Service Utilization and consumption GUI dashboard and electronic interfaces2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 9
  10. 10. Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Awardees 12 Awardees across 3 Lots: • Cloud Storage • Virtual Machines • Web Hosting2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 10
  11. 11. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): Email • Inter-agency SaaS Email Working Group established in June 2010. • Developing an RFQ for a government-wide BPA of SaaS email solutions. • RFI completed. • 13 respondents. • RFI responses will be leveraged to create RFQ requirements. • Pre-solicitation day held November 1 to solicit vendor and government feedback. • Email Procurement to be conducted early 2011. • GSA completed security authorization of Google Apps which may be leveraged by other agencies. • USAID leveraged Google Apps security authorization package to greatly reduce timeline for system implementation2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 11 11
  12. 12. Federal Risk & Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Unified Government-wide Risk Management Program Problem: Independent agency risk management has inefficiencies • Provides joint security authorization and continuous Federal Agencies monitoring • Agencies participate by leveraging the results for covered products • Agencies retain their responsibility and authority to ensure their security needs are met in the use of systems Cloud Providers Solution: Unified risk management Vendor Benefits eliminates inefficiencies • Government-wide authorization and security compliance cost reduction Agency Benefits • Cost savings through reduced duplication • Rapid acquisition • Increased security assurance Cloud Providers2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 12
  13. 13. Questions and Answers http://www.cio.gov2/17/11 Cloud/Gov 2011 13