FedScoop talked to more than five companies about what they think are the major roadblocks on the path to government cloud migration. Here’s what they said.
Las Vegas — From the constant talk in Washington of developing a federal fund to upgrade technology, one might think that cost is the major roadblock facing agencies who are trying to migrate to the cloud.
But industry leaders told FedScoop at the Amazon Web Services re: Invent conference that the real barriers are a lack of leadership and a workforce skills gap on buying and using cloud. These companies say they are hearing questions from agencies about where to even start, or on the logistics behind making the move.
Teresa Carlson, vice president of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, told FedScoop at this year’s conference that “in order to really utilize the cloud properly [the federal IT workers] need training and education.”
Carlson did say, though, that the most recent legislation focused on upgrading legacy systems, the Modernizing Government Technology Act, was a good step toward prioritizing modernization.
Source: Samantha Ehlinger – Fedscoop