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Cloud Adoption

Analyzes current systems and applications to provide recommendations for planning cloud migration.

The Cloud Adoption CoE facilitates successful integration of cloud services by helping agencies select, and fashion, the right migration path to implement by an industry partner. The Cloud Adoption team developed a set of services based on best practices, both in the commercial and government sectors, to help agencies successfully implement cloud strategies.

Service Offerings

  • Portfolio/architecture analysis
  • Application/system analysis
  • Cloud migration planning
  • Solution architecture support
  • Cloud governance implementation
  • Cloud security assessment
  • FedRAMP advancement

Service Catalog

The Cloud Adoption team developed a set of services, based on industry and government best practices, to help agencies successfully implement cloud strategies:

  • end-to-end migration planning and modernization assessments
  • migration strategy and approach
  • migration roadmap and execution timelines
  • security and governance models
  • acquisition and oversight support services.

These services:

  • impact the existing technology and security standards
  • require changes to configuration management and security compliance processes
  • impact strategic roadmaps and investment planning.

Latest Updates

August 05, 2019

Intelligent Data Extraction Enables Agencies to Shift from Analog to Digital

Intelligent Data Extraction, or IDE, represents the next generation of optical character recognition (OCR) by leveraging the power of the cloud and recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). It means taking data from the ordinary to the extraordinary. In reality, organizations not only have access to, but create a wealth of data on a daily basis. It is widely accepted that only 20% of the millions of pieces of data organizations have are in a structured format. What this means for federal agencies is that up to 80% of their data is either analog or in an unstructured format. Agencies are not able to use software to analyze this data—or easily use it in any way to improve its operations or service delivery. OCR can take this unstructured data, whether handwritten or paper, and convert it to useful information to improve services.

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June 09, 2018

Looking for a Cloud Adoption Specialist to Join Centers of Excellence

Do you want to be a part of a new fast-paced, cutting-edge group within the federal government? The GSA’s Centers of Excellence (CoE) are looking for the best and brightest to join the team!

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May 23, 2018

Creating a Cloud First Organization

The Cloud Adoption CoE facilitated a workshop for USDA technical leaders. The objective was to provide background information and gain stakeholder support for the foundation of the Commercial Cloud Platform Services (CCPS) organization. CCPS is to be the USDA pathway to cloud services and is contingent on the acceptance and participation of all workshop attendees. The workshop was conducted as a collaborative two-day offsite that brought together stakeholders from across OCIO to discuss roles, responsibilities and expectations in conducting next steps. The CCPS is a logical first step for USDA to leverage and harness the commercial cloud marketplace to add value to farmers, ranchers, and producers (consumers) via three primary roles:

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