Federal agencies see cloud, mobile computing as a path to interoperability

Grazed from FederalNewsRadio. Author: Lauren Larson.

"Forget about bring-your-own-device, it's bring your own cloud," said Pamela Wise- Martinez, senior strategic enterprise architect for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. That was the message Wise-Martinez offered to a group of federal and industry officials Tuesday as she kicked off the three-day event focused on cloud and mobility at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md.

"People want to bring everything with them," Wise-Martinez said. The biggest challenge across the federal government is making legacy applications interoperable. She said mobility is driving that change. Dawn Leaf, deputy chief information officer at the Labor Department, said the cloud model is very much driven by the end user...

She said once the Labor Department moved email to the cloud there was an immediate demand to make it available on all devices. Wise-Martinez said Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are king...

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