Mr. Kevin Jackson is currently an Engineering Fellow at NJVC, LLC. Previous to this position he was Vice President at Dataline, LLC. Prior to Dataline, he served in various senior management positions including VP, Federal Systems for Strategic Computer Solutions, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP, IT Projects Office for JP Morgan Chase & Co. Kevin retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served as a Contracting Officer Technical Representative and Project Manager for the National Reconnaissance Office.
Mr. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy in Aerospace Engineering, a MA in National Security & Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, and a MS in Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering) from the Navy Postgraduate School.
Kevin’s Cloud Musings blog focuses on cloud computing related technologies and their use in the public sector to support net-centric operations. He is also the editor and founder of theGovernment Cloud Computing and Government Information Technology e-zines on Ulitzer.com, which deal with Cloud Computing & IT for Government Efficiency and Transparency.
In 2009, President Barack Obama set the U.S. ship of state on a course to use cloud computing. With budget language, Executive Directives and a Federal Cloud Computing Initiative, the federal government moved forward on a plans to re-think its information technology infrastructure. This aggressive transformation will be accomplished by virtualizing data centers, consolidating data centers and operations, and ultimately adopting a cloudcomputing business model. Surprising to many, the government seems to be adopting this new model much faster that many commercial industries.
Opening Presentation by Deniece Peterson, Manager of Industry Analysis at INPUT.
Moderator: Michael Binko, President & CEO at kloudtrack.
Panelists: Kevin Jackson, Cloud Evangelist & Engineering Fellow at NJVC - Nick Hoover, Sr Editor at InformationWeek - Robert O Ames, Director and Deputy CTO at IBM Federal
The Federal CIO, Vivek Kundra, feels the need to infuse geospatial information into the national policy decision making process. To demonstrate this point, he highlighted that even though high rates of healthcare fraud can be linked to specific locations, there is a lack of a national geodata standard that could potentially hamper the consistent enforcement of a national policy in this area.
An overview of the federal CIO's report "State of Public Sector Cloud Computing" that details Federal budget guidance issued to agencies to foster the adoption of cloud computing and also describes 30 illustrative case studies at the Federal, state and local government level.
The successful deployment of federal cloud computing will depend on the realization of cloud interoperability. In 2009, cloud computing emerged from relative obscurity and became a driving force behind the US government's information technology strategy. After studying this new IT resource for a year, the NCOIC formed the Cloud Computing Working Group to examine current barriers to interoperability within and among clouds.
As an analysis tool, the Systems, Capabilities, Operations, Programs and Enterprise (SCOPE) model is used to characterize interoperability-relevant aspects of a system or capability in terms of a set of dimensions. Organized hierarchically, these dimensions (and possible sub-dimensions) represent specific aspects of a system or its surrounding environment. This process enables a quantitative and/or qualitative interoperability assessment of the target system or capability. With the development of a cloud interoperability best practice as a goal, the NCOIC CCWG is working to identify all significant cloud computing dimensions.
The Government Cloud Computing Value Survey has been designed as an aid to help you explore the value of cloud computing to your Federal agency. Through a 15 minute interactive session, this survey will: Provide a high level cloud computing tutorial, Explain the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative, Give an overview of Apps.gov cloud computing solutions, and Present possible cloud computing business value statements.
Does cloud computing enable Ambient Awareness - The ability to acquire, process, and act upon application specific contextual information, taking the current user preferences and state of mind into account.
The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium™ (NCOIC) is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing interoperability via network centric operations. NCOIC has formed a Cloud Computing Working Group that will investigate ways to leverage clouds to support global interoperability.