Mastering The Migration

A Candid Survey of Federal Leaders on the State of Cloud Computing

In February 2011, White House Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra authored an
ambitious federal policy aimed at elevating cloud computing investments to critical urgency
across the federal government. Central to its message was the establishment of a “Cloud
First” policy, mandating that agencies “modify their IT portfolios to fully take advantage of
the benefits of cloud computing in order to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT
flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost.”1 In the six years since the policy was
released, have agencies responded appropriately? To investigate this and other factors
contributing to the current state of cloud technology in the federal government, Government
Business Council (GBC) and Deloitte undertook an in-depth research study.

To assess the perceptions, attitudes, and experiences federal leaders have regarding cloud
computing capabilities and migration efforts in government, GBC deployed a survey to a
random sample of Government Executive, Nextgov, and Defense One online and print
subscribers in November 2016. The pool of 328 respondents includes senior employees
from more than 30 departments and agencies, with 56 percent holding positions at the GS/
GM-13 level or above. Respondents hail from a range of mission areas, the most represented
being either technical/scientific or IT, program/project management, and administrative/
office services. 87 percent identify as non-DoD federal civilians and 14 percent identify as
DoD or active duty military.

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Source: Deloitte