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See Twitter and Informal Presentation on Cloud Computing  and Draft Pattern for NCOIC. See slides for upcoming briefings. Status update slides. Semantic Web Meetup: Party Cloudy with a Chance of Semantics. Blackbook 3 (password required) now in beta on the NSA's CloudBase. See BlackBook 2. Cloud Computing Advisory Council Meeting: Put Your Desktop in the Cloud to Support the Open Government Directive and Data.gov/semantic Status update slides. Status Update (January 8, 2010). Briefing for DISA (January 11, 2010). Eric Marks Cloud Computing Reference Model (CC-RM) Presentation and White Paper. Federal IT Summit Cloud Computing Panel Presentations, October 28, 2009 (Katie Lewin and Eric Won).

Ahead in the Clouds

October 18, 2010

Bob Marcus has organized a Telecom Cloud Conference (PDF) for December 5-6 in Santa Clara, Ca. It will be the largest gathering ever held of Cloud standards groups and open source projects. See attached Draft Agenda. It should be of interest to many NCOIC members since there re many overlaps between government and Telecom Clouds. For example, there will be Defense-related Tactical Network Catalyst Project at a November TM Forum Conference in Orlando.  

October 7, 2010

NIST announces the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop - II to be held on November 4 and 5, 2010 at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  This workshop will provide information on the NIST strategy to develop a Cloud Computing Roadmap.  It will also provide an updated status on NIST efforts to help develop open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The goals of this workshop are:  

·Public Announcement and initiation of the strategy to develop a Cloud Computing Roadmap.  

·Engagement with interested parties on development of a neutral cloud computing reference architecture and taxonomy.  

·Defining Target USG Cloud Computing Business Use Cases.  

·Public  Announcement of access to the Standards Acceleration to Jumpstart the Adoption of Cloud Computing (SAJACC) portal.  

Day 1 will consist of a series of opening remarks from Dr Patrick Gallagher, NIST Director; Vivek Kundra, US CIO; Cita Furlani, NIST ITL Director; and panel discussions on cloud security, standards roles, international aspects, and the role and use of a neutral reference architecture/taxonomy.  

Day 2 will consist of a series of breakout discussions on these topics and more.  

We welcome your participation in this open and collaborative process to make this a success.  

Additional event details and a registration link can be found at: http://www.nist.gov/itl/cloud/cloudworkshopii.cfm

October 5, 2010

Technology-Over-Bagels: “Cryptographic Bit-Splitting in Cloud Computing"

Presented by: Kevin Jackson, Director of Cloud Computing Services, NJVC, LLC. 

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2010

Time: 7:30 - 8:00 AM - Bagels & Coffee; 8:00 - 9:00 AM - Presentation, Q&A

Location: Praxis Engineering, NBP Building 135, Third Floor, 135 National Business Parkway, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Please RSVP to Joe Kovesdi at afcea.tob@gmail.com. Or just show up! And you don't have to be an AFCEA member!

ABOUT THE PRESENTATION: Cloud computing is currently all the rage as a better model for the provisioning and consumption of information technology.  The biggest doubts, however, seem to revolve around how to maintain security in a multi-tenant environment. Questions on how to transition from infrastructure based security to a more robust data-centric security model are also prevalent.  After addressing the “Why cloud computing?” question, Kevin Jackson will provide an overview of cryptographic bit-splitting and brief how this technology could be used to secure a multi-tenant cloud computing environment.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS: Mr. Kevin Jackson is currently Director, Cloud Services at NJVC, one of the largest information technology solutions providers supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Prior to this position, he served in various senior management positions including VP, Dataline LLC, Director Federal for Sirius Computer Solutions and Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Mr. Jackson retired from the US Navy earning specialties in Space Systems Engineering, Airborne Logistics and Airborne Command and Control. He also served with the National Reconnaissance Office, Operational Support Office, providing tactical support to Navy and Marine Corps forces worldwide. Kevin Jackson is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings” (http://kevinljackson.blogspot.com), a widely followed blog that focuses on the use of cloud computing by the Federal government. He is also the editor and founder of “Government Cloud Computing” electronic magazine (http://govcloud.ulitzer.com).  

September 28, 2010

Apps.gov NOW

September 24, 2010

What kinds of cloud services will EPA offer?: We will be augmenting our existing virtualization capabilities with an on-line customer ordering interface.  That capability will be initially targeted at development environments and will be available in October.  It will then be leveraged and expanded to production environments but I do not have a schedule for that phase. 

May 25, 2010

Due to the Presidential Initiative, just about every agency is doing something in the cloud. Cloudbook has a good initial list at http://www.cloudbook.net/directories...nment-programs.

May 20, 2010

Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop

I sent the message below to the Cloud-Standards.org mailing list last night. Does the NCOIC CCWG want to participate?

NIST is hosting a Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop on May 20 in DC. (Free registration is available at the Forum Web site.) The goal of this event is "to initiate engagement with industry to collaboratively develop standards and explore solutions for cloud interoperability, portability, and security."   The government's Cloud standard vision is described on Slide 5 of a recent presentation by Vivek Kundra.  The diagrammed plan is to have standards groups participate in contributing use cases and then recommend standards based on specifications derived from these uses cases.  The schedule for initial deployment is very aggressive with initial "proof of concept" use cases, existing standards, and reference implementations selected by August. There will be an ongoing process for new standards based on  use cases, specifications, testing, and implementation but an initial portal with validated implementations is planned for December.

I think that it would be very valuable if the groups participating Cloud-Standards.org could produce a preliminary "Cloud Standards Activity Overview" to help guide the planning discussions on May 20 and beyond. For each group, this can include the use cases being addressed, existing Cloud-related standards, and future standards under consideration.  The Overview could be harmonized in case of overlaps by describing potential collaborations  among groups.  This  type of Overview will also be valuable to future international standards activities after May 20.  (At the recent Cloud Connect Standards Track, the strongest audience request was to provide a clearer picture of Cloud Standards activities and deliverables.)

Will it be possible to produce an informal "overview of Cloud standards activities" by May 20?  It could be presented as an initial working draft to stimulate discussion. from Cloud-Standards.org extending material already posted on the Web site by standards groups. (See the Cloud Positioning slide by Enrico Ronco as a "first cut" at an overview). Bob Marcus 720-352-0784

April 12, 2010

Federal Cloud Computing Use Case Submitted to the Federal Cloud Computing Advisory Committee (Word).

April 7, 2010

Forum on the Economic Benefits of Cloud Computing at the Brookings Institution with Federal CIO Vivek Kundra (Slide Share)

March 3, 2010

Joint Services / Cloud Computing Session: Semantic Cloud Computing and Linked Open Data Discussion of Three Use Cases.

February 15, 2010

Cloud Computing WG Meeting and a SCOPE Review Session. Register. Status Update.

Three objectives:

1. Get the Cloud Computing Reference Model (CC-RM) to be part of the FEA Reference Models (e.g., Federal CIOC Architecture & Infrastructure Committee).

2. Get the CC-RM to be included in Enterprise Architecture Tools and Models so agencies and organizations can do alternative costs analyses (e.g., Troux, OMG, etc.).

3. Integrate the CC-RM and the SCOPE Models (this workshop and other NCOIC activities) and Complete the Semantic Cloud Computing Pattern/Framework/Roadmap.

February 11, 2010

Suggestion to the Federal Cloud Computing Executive Steering Committee: I would like to see a Cloud Computing Reference Model as part of the existing FEA Reference Models to use in developing EA's that include Cloud Computing and in EA Models to help perform Alternative Costs Analyses - see for example

December 15, 2009

The partial Proceedings of the Dec 10 "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps" Session are available. Chris Kemp (NASA Ames CIO) is organizing a set of government hosted Cloud standards meetings for 2010.

I'm not sure what Cloud Working Group activities are being planned for the NCOIC March Plenary. One possibility is to begin developing a set of Use Cases for net-centric applications of Cloud Computing. This would be a first step towards developing NCOIC Patterns and also contribute to future Cloud standardization initiatives beyond enterprise IT.  Input could be solicited from NCOIC members, government groups, and other companies developing net-centric Cloud capabilities. Bob Marcus, 720-352-0784

November 20, 2009

I've organized a Session on "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps for IaaS"  for an OMG meeting on December 10 in Long Beach, Ca. The speakers include many of the leaders in the Cloud Computing community. See the attached updated agenda. Anyone can attend by registering for a day at http://www.omg.org/registration/ca/index-c.htm

I have proposed a follow-on activity to create a "Framework and Roadmap for Cloud Interoperability, Portability, and Capabilities" Document which will add great value in planning future government (and enterprise) Cloud Computing deployments. This Document could be  modeled after the recently published  "NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards" combining open inputs from government, industry, and standards groups.

The NCOIC could play a leading role in the development of a "Framework and Roadmap" Document specifically in the area of net-centric capabilities. One possibility is to host a Session at the March NCOIC Plenary bringing together government, industry, and standards groups to assign roles and schedule for creating a draft Document.  Let me know your feedback. Thanks.

Bob Marcus

P.S. Within the Cloud community, there are several existing activities and outputs that could also feed into a "Framework and Roadmap" document. These include:

* NIST's Cloud Document and Presentation
* The DMTF's Open Cloud Standards Incubator's new White Paper on "Interoperable Clouds".
* The Cloud Use Cases Group White Paper
* The Cloud Security Alliance's Security Guidance
* The Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) Specification

November 9, 2009

CIO Council Strategic Plan Briefing Mentions Cloud Computing (slides)

Objective 2: Advancements in information technology will be leveraged to streamline and transform governmental services.

Objective 2 Strategies: Enable rapid availability of shared services by using advanced technologies such as cloud computing and virtualization.

Objective 3: Government and social platforms will be used to make information findable, understandable, relevant and useful, ensuring a positive customer experience.

Objective 3 Strategies: Leverage GSA’s Cloud strategy and procurement tools to allow agencies to quickly and easily develop, test and share applications across government.

October 30, 2009

On December 10, there will be a Session on "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps for IaaS"at an OMG Technical Meeting in Long Beach, Ca.  The presenters will include leaders of  government, industry, and standards groups working on Cloud Computing. The goal is to initiate a collaborative Roadmap Process leading towards improved interoperability/portability across Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud APIs. Recently several efforts have been launched by standards groups and industry to develop "Open APIs" for IaaS. There is a general consensus that the functionality of these APIs often overlap while the specific details of the interfaces are divergent.  Harmonizing IaaS APIs seem like an achievable goal for a Cloud Interoperability Roadmap Process. The resulting Roadmap should help enterprises and governments plan future Cloud deployments and procurements.

The expected participants in the "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps for IaaS" Session on Dec 10 include VMware, IBM, Microsoft, Citrix/Xen from industry; DMTF, OGF OCCI, SNIA from standards groups; and Chris Kemp (NASA  Ames CIO) from government. The tentative format is presentations in the morning followed by interactive discussions in the afternoon.  The goal is to establish an initial plan for collaboration on harmonizing core IaaS APIs during the next year. 

The Session is a follow-on to a series of meetings in 2009 among government, industry, and standards groups.  These include a Cloud Interoperability Workshop (March), a Cloud Standards Coordination Session  (July), and a Government Cloud Initiatives and Standards Roadmaps Workshop(September). The results of these meeting include Cloud Standards Coordination group and a presentation on  a Cloud Standards Roadmap Process.

Please forward this message to any member of your organization that would be interested in attending the "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps for IaaS" Session.  Thanks.

Bob Marcus

FYI: There will be a short Session on "Platform Independent Models for PaaS" in the evening of December 10 after the main IaaS Session.

October 27, 2009

I have organized a Cloud Interoperability Roadmap Session for December 10 in Long Beach, Ca. (See the description below).  Chris Kemp (CIO of NASA Ames) is one of the confirmed presenters. Chris will be a senior leader in setting Cloud standards for the Federal Government in 2010.  He wants to initiate collaboration among the government, industry, and standards groups in fostering Cloud standards. NASA Ames' Nebula Project is creating a Cloud based on open source

On December 10, there will be a Session on "Cloud Interoperability Roadmaps for IaaS"at an OMG Technical Meeting in Long Beach, Ca.  The presenters will include leaders of  government, industry, and standards groups working on Cloud Computing. The goal is to initiate a collaborative Roadmap Process leading towards improved interoperability/portability across IaaS Cloud APIs. Recently several efforts have been launched by standards groups and industry to develop "Open APIs" for IaaS. There is a general consensus that the functionality of these APIs often overlap while the specific details of the interfaces are divergent.  Harmonizing IaaS APIs seem like an achievable goal for a Cloud Interoperability Roadmap Process. The resulting Roadmap should help enterprises and governments plan future Cloud deployments and procurements.

The Session is a follow-on to a series of meetings in 2009 among government, industry, and standards groups.  These include a Cloud Interoperability Workshop (March), a Cloud Standards Coordination Session  (July), and a Government Cloud Initiatives and Standards Roadmaps WorkshopSeptember_21,_2009(September). The results of these meeting include Cloud Standards Coordination group and a presentation on a Cloud Standards Roadmap Process.

Also slides for Keynote talk on "Seeding the Clouds (Roadmaps for the Future)" for a  Workshop at the OOPSLA Conference in Orlando this weekend.

Bob Marcus, 720-352-0784

September 21-22, 2009

NCOIC All-day Cloud Workshop (Presentation) and SOA Patterns Workshop (Presentation)

September 15, 2009

Streaming at 1:00: In the Cloud Posted by Vivek Kundra and Kundra's great experiment: Government apps 'store front' opens for business: GSA launches portal where agencies can buy cloud computing services

August 25, 2009

There is an active Cloud Computing Use Cases group. They recently produced a White Paper that could be valuable to future Cloud Standards coordination and roadmap activities.  The White Paper contains a set of Cloud use cases, a list of standards requirements, and a mapping between use cases and standards requirements.  Mapping the activities of  Cloud standards groups to the Use Case requirements will be a useful exercise. A representative of  the Cloud Use Case Group will present at the September 21 Cloud Standards Session hosted at the NCOIC Plenary in Fairfax, Va.  The GSA has produced a schedule of Use Case deployment that also maps to the White Paper.  See the attached slides for an excerpt of the Cloud Use Cases White Paper and the GSA timeline.

Combining Use Cases mapped to Standards, Standards mapped to Standards Groups, and  Cloud users timelines will make it possible to develop a Cloud Standards Roadmap, This Roadmap will add value to end-users procurements, standards activities, system integrators, Cloud service providers, and future Storefront RFQs. There will be an initial discussion of a Cloud Standards Roadmap at the September 21. If there is sufficient interest, it might be possible to hold a follow-on Session at an OMG meeting on the week of December 7-11 in Long Beach, Ca.

Bob Marcus, 720-352-0784

August 13, 2009

ArchitecturePlus Seminar-Cloud Computing, Web 2.0 and Beyond: A Vision of Future Government Operations

August 9, 2009

The US government recently issued an RFQ  for IaaS resources to be made available through the GSA Cloud Storefront. The RFQ specifies detailed performance requirements and SLAs. An expanded GSA Presentation gives an aggressive schedule for future RFQs (PaaS, SaaS) and deployments (Slide 11). However there are no requirements in the RFQ supporting the "Creation of a services based environment that is interoperable and standards-based." (Slide 10 ). To help the GSA achieve this goal, there will be a Session on "Best Practices for Cloud Initiatives using Storefronts"  for September 21 at the NCOIC Plenary in Fairfax, Va. The focus will be on minimal standardization requirements for IaaS Storefront resources to enable interoperability and portability.

To make the Session more productive, it will be valuable to collect and circulate a set of preliminary standardization recommendations before September 21.  Due to the planned  rapid deployment of the Storefront, the recommendations should be implementable by IaaS providers within the next 6-12 months. Some possible areas for standardization include:

* Interfaces to Cloud Resources supporting portability of PaaS tools and SaaS applications
* Interfaces to Cloud Resources supporting interoperability across Clouds
* Sharing and/or movement of virtual computational resources across Clouds 
* Data sharing and movement across Clouds
* Authentication and authorization across Clouds

Let me know your feedback on potential IaaS standardizations and if you (or a representative) will be able to attend the September 21 Session. Thanks.

Bob Marcus, 720-352-0784

August 6, 2009

Information Week, GSA Outlines U.S. Government's Cloud Computing Requirements:  A newly issued RFQ details what's expected from cloud computing vendors in terms of security, SLAs, geographic location, and data ownership

See Vivek Kundra's Presentation at the July 15th Cloud Computing Symposium

July 31, 2009

An article today predicts that the Federal GSA Cloud  Storefront may open on Sept 9. The Storefront will  initially make available IaaS then SaaS and finally PaaS. The technology used will be the same as GSA's Advantage general procurement Web site but with a different look-and-feel.  This is a 2005  detailed description of GSA Advantage.

Also see Cloud Computing in Federal Budget in http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget/fy2010/assets/crosscutting.pdf

July 22, 2009

The Proceedings from the Cloud Standards Summit are available (Also see this wik). All of the slides should be posted shortly.

At the Cloud Computing Symposium on July 15, Vivek Kundra strongly promoted the building of a Federal Cloud Storefront.  This will be a centralized site enabling federal agencies to obtain Cloud resources on a pay-per-use basis.  There is an opportunity for Cloud standards coordination to support this government initiative and similar future Storefronts. Creating a consensus on  recommended minimal standards and  associated compliance tests for Cloud resources to be included in the Storefront will add great value. These type of guidelines are essential to ensure that the Storefront supplies resources that fit into enterprise-wide architectures.   One example of a minimal standard is well-defined processes and formats for moving data/metadata in and out of Cloud resources.  Note that the government could add more detailed requirements on top of the minimal foundation standards.

The Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) has offered to host a Session on "Standardizations for Cloud Storefronts" at its Plenary in Fairfax, Va on Monday, September 21. Senior government IT leaders working on the Cloud Storefront will be invited to provide input and attend.  There will probably only be time for a summarized presentation of the recommended  consensus minimal standards and compliance times.  Hopefully this consensus can be achieved before the Session by discussions of the cloud-standards.org participants.  The summarized presentation can be delivered by multiple speakers discussing standards in their area of expertise. Let me know your feedback on this type of Session. Thanks. Bob Marcus 720-352-0784

P.S.  Below is a list of possible standardizations areas from the Summit Report. What do you think are the minimal standardizations (and related compliance tests) in these areas needed for Cloud Storefronts?

* Security (e.g. authentication, authorization)
* Interfaces to IaaS (e.g., compute, storage)
* PaaS & deployment model formats for Cloud applications
- Resource descriptions (Required, Available)
        - Service & SLA models
* Management Frameworks
        - Governance and Policy Enforcement
        - Regulatory agreements (e.g. Data location and security)
        - SLA formats (e.g. Performance, Availability)
* Portable component descriptions (e.g. VM’s)
* Data exchange formats (to and from Clouds)
* Cloud Taxonomies and Reference Models

July 15, 2009

At NDU's Cloud Computing Symposium, Vivek Kundra (Federal CIO) describrd a major initiative to setup a Cloud Storefront where Federal projects could obtain applications, tools, and resources on a pay-per-use basis. (The DoD is working on a similar project). Richard Soley, CEO of the Object Management Group, announced a new Cloud-Standards wik and presented recommendations from a new group of cloud computing standards organizations (see slides) from the OMG Cloud Standards Summit on July 13th.


July 2009

Keeper of the Federal Cloud, Special Report to Government Computer News. Patrick Stingley, CTO of the Federal Cloud and his team will construct a Federal Cloud to host applications that work well in a Cloud environment and offer platform services; it will be FISMA certified so all agencies can use it.

June 24, 2009

Cloud Seeding Google Group: There is growing interest in Cloud application development driven by the availability of Cloud Computing infrastructure resources. However there are many open issues involving tools, best practices, use cases, standards, integration, and interfaces that have to be addressed. Providing opportunities to exchange information on all these "Seeding the Clouds" issues will be very valuable. New members can join at http://groups.google.com/group/CloudSeeding/ and send postings to CloudSeeding@googlegroups.com

One of the initial uses of the Group mailing list will be to discuss a series of "Seeding the Clouds" events around the world. These include:

* "Seeding the Cloud" Track at the October 25-29 OOPSLA Conference in Orlando. This Track will include Workshops, Tutorial, Panel, and a CloudCamp for developers.

*"Seeding the Clouds" Track at the November 3-4  Business Technology Summit in Bangalore  There are many Cloud Data Centers opening in India and there should be a large turnout for the Summit.

* "Seeding the Clouds Track" Session at the December 2-3 World Summit of Cloud Computing in IsraelThis Conference will attract leaders from PaaS vendors and large enterprises.

There is also a possibility of setting up similar events in Europe and China.  Bob Marcus

June 17, 2009

Information Week: Cloud Computing: 10 Questions For Federal CIO Vivek Kundra

Kundra discuss his thoughts about cloud computing in government, and what it would take to make cloud technologies easier to adopt in the federal space.

June 11, 2009

Cloud Computing Security and Compliance Challenges Workshop (Web Page and wik Page) Presentations Posted (Patrick Stingley, Federal Cloud CTO, recommends Google Groups on Cloud Computing )

June 1, 2009

FCW Cloud Computing Web Site and Summary Report

May 26, 2009

NIST Cloud Computing Web Site

May 21, 2009

NEBULA: NASA's Cloud Computing Platform. Currently in limited beta: signup

May 12, 2009

In his 2010 Budget, President Obama highlighted cloud computing as a key tool for improving innovation, efficiency and effectiveness in Federal IT.

" Cloud-computing is a convenient, on-demand model for network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The cloud element of cloud-computing derives from a metaphor used for the Internet, from the way it is often depicted in computer network diagrams. Conceptually it refers to a model of scalable, real-time, internet-based information technology services and resources, satisfying the computing needs of users, without the users incurring the costs of maintaining the underlying infrastructure. Examples in the private sector involve providing common business applications online, which are accessed from a web browser, with software and data stored on the “cloud” provider’s servers."

In addressing common concerns around security, the document takes this challenge on by appropriately charging agencies to have a proactive risk management plan.

"Implementing a cloud-computing platform incurs different risks than dedicated agency data centers. Risks associated with the implementation of a new technology service delivery model include policy changes, implementation of dynamic applications, and securing the dynamic environment. The mitigation plan for these risks depends on establishing a proactive program management office to implement industry best practices and government policies in the management of any program. In addition, the Federal community will need to actively put in place new security measures which will allow dynamic application use and information-sharing to be implemented in a secure fashion. In order to achieve these goals, pilot programs will provide a model for scaling across the Government."

Distributed by Kevin Jackson


Cloud computing is Internet ('Cloud') based development and use of computer technology ('Computing'). The cloud is a metaphor for the Internet (based on how it is depicted in computer network diagrams) and is an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it conceals (1). It is a style of computing where IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service”(2), allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet ("in the cloud") (3) without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them (4). According to the IEEE Computer Society it "is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, table computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, etc." (5).

Cloud computing is a general concept that incorporates software as a service, Web 2.0 and other recent, well-known technology trends, where the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users. For example, Google Apps provides common business applications online that are accessed from a web browser, while the software and data are stored on the servers.


Source: wikpedia Cloud Computing


  1. The Internet Cloud
  2. Gartner Says Cloud Computing Will Be As Influential As E-business
  3. What's the difference Between Cloud Computing and SaaS?
  4. Distinguishing Cloud Computing from Utility Computing
  5. ORGs for Scalable, Robust, Privacy-Friendly Client Cloud Computing


The "cloud computing" subject will be addressed at the upcoming Plenary as sanctioned by the Technical Council Chair. The rationale for my decision is to demistify the concept and to better understand what, if anything is substantially new or different in the concept. Its a jugdment call to be sure, but given the substantial discussion of this topic, a "no hype zone" discussion seems highly useful to the consortium. I look forward to Bob Marcus' stakeholder outreach arrangement of substantive discussion bearing on the capabilities, limitations and current state of practice of cloud computing. Given the significant international concern with Cybersecurity expressed by both the NCOIC Advisory and Exceutive Councils, I ask that we not overlook this aspect of the planned discussion." See Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium.

This Web 2.0 wik is to accomplish the following:


Date Event Contact Person
September 17, 2008  Cloud Computing Session at the NCOIC Conference Feedback Requested Bob Marcus
September 29-30, 2008 6th SOA for E-Government Conference Brand Niemann
October 14, 2008 Appistry Webinar: Why Cloud Computing is Important For the Enterprise  
October 14, 2008 DoD Metadata CoI: Accessing and Using Web-Scale Data Web 3.0 Style  (Large Data) Mr. Mike Moore, DoD CIO/IP&I (Cloud Computing at DISA) Slides Mike Moore
November 12, 2008 CloudCamp East in Washington, DC Kevin Jackson
December 1-3, 2008

World Summit of Cloud Computing  ,The Wohl Centre, Ramat Gan, Israel

December 10-11, 2008 Enterprise Cloud Computing Sessions for the December NCOIC Plenary in Costa Mesa, Ca Bob Marcus
December 21, 2008 National Public Radio’s  "All Things Considered" on how the next administration could use cloud computing. Audio and Blog. Kevin Jackson
February 2-5, 2009 Open Group Conference in San Diego (follow on to September 17, 2008) Enterprise Cloud Computing Event The Open Group's Dave Lounsbury talks to David Linthicum of 'Cloud Computing Podcast' about the summit Bob Marcus
February 27, 2009 Cloud Computing IT Quarterly Forum Monica Fitzgerald
March 3, 2009 Cloud Computing and Interoperability, Webinar. Podcast David Linthicum

March 10, 2009


Cloud Camp @ FOSE , 3 - 8 p.m.

Cloud Computing Wargame at FOSE 2009, 3 p.m.

Kevin Jackson

Booz Allen Hamilton

March 23, 2009 Cloud Computing Interoperability Workshop in Crystal City, Virginia. The 12 presenters include most of the standards groups and companies working on future Cloud Computing standardizations (+ NIST).  The target audience is IT leaders who are planning Federal Cloud Deployments (internal and external). I am collecting their questions, issues, and recommendations in advance to help drive the Workshop. Bob Marcus
April 24, 2009 Draft NIST Working Definition of Cloud Computing Peter Mell and Tim Grance - National Institute of Standards and Technology, Information Technology Laboratory
April 28, 2009 Cloud Computing and SOA. 7th SOA for E-Government Conference, MITRE, McLean, VA Brand Niemann
April 29, 2009 Cloud Computing Conference & Exhibition, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC. Christina Condos
April 29, 2009 Federal Cloud Camp  (late afternoon/early evening) Kevin Jackson
May 21, 2009 Federal IT on a Budget: Making the Federal Case -- Best Practices
Session 3-2 Cloud Computing Works Here -- Profiles in Agency Experience
Brand Niemann
May 27, 2009 The Real Truth About Cloud, SaaS and Saving Money Now, Gartner Webinar, Daryl Plummer, MVP, Chief of Research, and Chief Gartner Fellow Daryl C. Plummer
June 11, 2009 Cloud Computing Security and Compliance Challenges Arun K. Sood
July 13, 2009 Cloud Standards Summit at OMG Meeting Bob Marcus
July 15, 2009 The Cloud Computing Symposium Nakia Logan (registration) and Jay Alden or Doris McGuire (program)
September 21, 2009 NCOIC Plenary Session on Best Practices for Cloud Storefronts  and Cloud Computing for Tactical Networks (OSD NII) (See July 22nd Announcement Above) Bob Marcus and Kevin Jackson
December 8, 2009 Cloud Computing Shootout Fedscoop.com
December 9, 2009 Cloud Computing Conference and Expo Digital Government Institute, LLC
December 10, 2009 Cloud Interoperability Roadmap Session at OMG Conference Bob Marcus
May 20, 2010 Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop cloudcomputing@nist.gov
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Government Cloud Computing Community (Hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton) (password required)


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