Daniel Mintz

If you have been at a recent Washington Capitals hockey game when the opponent scores a goal, you know the crowd routinely shouts out “Who cares!”

Last week, Steven VanRoekel, Federal CIO, released the long awaited OMB plan for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP; which reminds me to be thankful for pronounceable acronyms. The purpose of FedRAMP per the implementing OMB memorandum, is to “provide a cost-effective, risk-based approach for the adoption and use of cloud services”. Keep reading →

This last Friday, I had a great experience as the moderator for a panel focusing on what was termed the practical issues associated with cloud implementation. Among other things, it reminded me how far we’ve come since serving as the CIO at the Department of Transportation. The panel was part of a larger event, the Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference Expo held at the Washington Convention Center.

These kinds of panels are unpredictable in how they work out, but in this particular case, we were able to provide viewpoints from experienced professionals representing three distinct viewpoints: Keep reading →