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41% of HHS to be cloud-based by year end

March 29, 2017

HHS is set to surpass the U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s benchmark for cloud computing, according to an interview HHS CIO Beth Killoran did with Federal News Radio.

Here are five things to know.

1. OMB’s goal is for all major U.S. agencies to shift at least 20 percent of systems to public, private or hybrid cloud providers.

2. In 2015, HHS lagged behind this benchmark, reporting only 1 percent of its systems in the cloud. This put HHS in second to last place for cloud adoption across major U.S. agencies.

3. However, in 2016, more than 18 percent of HHS’ systems were in the cloud. To date, HHS has moved its financial management and email systems to the cloud.

4. As part of this transition to the cloud, HHS developed contracts for its organizations to use with various cloud vendors, such as Salesforce, Microsoft and Amazon, along with other smaller cloud providers.

5. HHS is now on track to have almost 41 percent of investments moving to the cloud by the end of fiscal year 2017, according to Ms. Killoran.


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