Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency

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Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Kin Lane 11/14/13 7:43 PM
Does your agency currently use, or allow for the usage of any of these platforms:
Other platforms you use that are not listed?

I don't see any of these platforms on the negotiated TOS agreements?

Also I don't see AWS on there either? Is AWS used by your agency?

I would like to develop API deployment toolkits, but want to allow for launching on the PaaS platforms your agency is already using...

Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Jed Sundwall 11/14/13 7:51 PM
Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State. 
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Joseph Mosby 11/14/13 8:24 PM
Kin,

AWS has a special region of their service called GovCloud. From what I can understand, it's the same thing as normal AWS, just FedRAMP/FISMA/everything-compliant. DOT, DOE, State, USDA, and NASA are all listed on their website AND they just got the greenlight for CIA, so I'm guessing they check out.

--Joe
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Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Sarah Allen 11/15/13 5:24 AM
Smithsonian uses AWS

From: "Joseph H. Mosby" <josep...@gmail.com<mailto:josephmosby@gmail.com>>
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:24 PM
To: Jed Sundwall <j...@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>>
Cc: Kin Lane <kin...@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>>, "<us-govern...@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>" <us-govern...@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>
Subject: Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency

Kin,

AWS has a special region of their service called GovCloud. From what I can understand, it's the same thing as normal AWS, just FedRAMP/FISMA/everything-compliant. DOT, DOE, State, USDA, and NASA are all listed on their website AND they just got the greenlight for CIA, so I'm guessing they check out.

--Joe


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Jed Sundwall <j...@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>> wrote:
Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State.



On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Kin Lane <kin...@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>> wrote:

Does your agency currently use, or allow for the usage of any of these platforms:

  *   Heroku<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://www.heroku.com/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=66e782931a09a80745422a8e03bfb9c1ac33a51fcd4c85672f12e460a497f575>
  *   Google App Engine<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://developers.google.com/appengine/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=d240ae80e8ed8d29ea18d798b90455219128decef21b923864ea3b4a7d99d73f>
  *   Windows Azure<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=3f4c45f96e56c70a41793671e0f0a71fb713d15cb9f45c2ddbe2f8560f98fc90>
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Other platforms you use that are not listed?

I don't see any of these platforms on the negotiated TOS agreements<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=http://www.howto.gov/social-media/terms-of-service-agreements/negotiated-terms-of-service-agreements&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=34e2d36b42ca60b6cc3e14ecfddd80e7b2e5a78973b208a3e118f73c3e72b9f1>?

Also I don't see AWS on there either? Is AWS used by your agency?

I would like to develop API deployment toolkits, but want to allow for launching on the PaaS platforms your agency is already using...





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Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Logan 11/15/13 5:27 AM
I think Census uses Azure
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Eric Mill 11/15/13 5:59 AM

I don't work there, but my understanding is FederalRegister.gov was on AWS (when it launched at least).

-- Eric

Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Kat Townsend 11/15/13 6:03 AM
Aws is under review by usaid. Google apps is in full use by usaid and state, not by White House tho. Not sure about the others but can ask if you've got a reason I can share with CIO?


On Friday, November 15, 2013, Eric Mill wrote:

I don't work there, but my understanding is FederalRegister.gov was on AWS (when it launched at least).

-- Eric

On Nov 15, 2013 8:27 AM, "Logan Powell" <loganpowell@gmail.com> wrote:
I think Census uses Azure


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM, Allen, Sarah <AllenSa@si.edu> wrote:
Smithsonian uses AWS

From: "Joseph H. Mosby" <josephmosby@gmail.com<mailto:josephmosby@gmail.com>>

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:24 PM
To: Jed Sundwall <jed@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>>
Cc: Kin Lane <kinlane@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>>, "<us-government-apis@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>" <us-government-apis@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>

Subject: Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency

Kin,

AWS has a special region of their service called GovCloud. From what I can understand, it's the same thing as normal AWS, just FedRAMP/FISMA/everything-compliant. DOT, DOE, State, USDA, and NASA are all listed on their website AND they just got the greenlight for CIA, so I'm guessing they check out.

--Joe


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Jed Sundwall <jed@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>> wrote:
Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State.



On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Kin Lane <kinlane@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>> wrote:

Does your agency currently use, or allow for the usage of any of these platforms:

  *   Heroku<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://www.heroku.com/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=66e782931a09a80745422a8e03bfb9c1ac33a51fcd4c85672f12e460a497f575>
  *   Google App Engine<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://developers.google.com/appengine/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=d240ae80e8ed8d29ea18d798b90455219128decef21b923864ea3b4a7d99d73f>
  *   Windows Azure<
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Ed Summers 11/15/13 6:12 AM
Yesterday I happened to notice that transcribe.archives.gov from NARA is hosted on AWS EC2.

> I don't work there, but my understanding is FederalRegister.gov was on AWS (when it launched at least).

It still is, and I believe it was also a NARA project, in collaboration with GPO.

% host federalregister.gov
federalregister.gov has address 184.72.241.172

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Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Bectel, Robert 11/15/13 6:08 AM
Doe/eere uses aws and salesforce for paas
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Subject: Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency
 
Aws is under review by usaid. Google apps is in full use by usaid and state, not by White House tho. Not sure about the others but can ask if you've got a reason I can share with CIO?

On Friday, November 15, 2013, Eric Mill wrote:

I don't work there, but my understanding is FederalRegister.gov was on AWS (when it launched at least).

-- Eric

On Nov 15, 2013 8:27 AM, "Logan Powell" <loganpowell@gmail.com> wrote:
I think Census uses Azure


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:24 AM, Allen, Sarah <AllenSa@si.edu> wrote:
Smithsonian uses AWS

From: "Joseph H. Mosby" <josephmosby@gmail.com<mailto:josephmosby@gmail.com>>
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:24 PM
To: Jed Sundwall <jed@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>>
Cc: Kin Lane <kinlane@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>>, "<us-government-apis@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>" <us-government-apis@googlegroups.com<mailto:us-government-apis@googlegroups.com>>
Subject: Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency

Kin,

AWS has a special region of their service called GovCloud. From what I can understand, it's the same thing as normal AWS, just FedRAMP/FISMA/everything-compliant. DOT, DOE, State, USDA, and NASA are all listed on their website AND they just got the greenlight for CIA, so I'm guessing they check out.

--Joe


On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Jed Sundwall <jed@measuredvoice.com<mailto:jed@measuredvoice.com>> wrote:
Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State.



On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 7:43 PM, Kin Lane <kinlane@gmail.com<mailto:kinlane@gmail.com>> wrote:

Does your agency currently use, or allow for the usage of any of these platforms:

  *   Heroku<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://www.heroku.com/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=66e782931a09a80745422a8e03bfb9c1ac33a51fcd4c85672f12e460a497f575>
  *   Google App Engine<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v1/url?u=https://developers.google.com/appengine/&k=diZKtJPqj4jWksRIF4bjkw%3D%3D%0A&r=5h4GXs4NJCi3z28%2FdWj7hg%3D%3D%0A&m=f6QTyjAenbmXh60T3Ud3L1GHfrVbPVR4k9RDiny612g%3D%0A&s=d240ae80e8ed8d29ea18d798b90455219128decef21b923864ea3b4a7d99d73f>
  *   Windows Azure<
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Lily Bradley 11/15/13 8:26 AM
HHS is moving in that direction. Cloud based email. 

Also offering AWS for data storage within HHS and across federal government. GSA is covering cost of storage until 2015 I believe for agencies that are just standing up their data repositories for public use, etc.

Several HHS agencies store open data on Socrata. Samhsa, ASPE (HSMP), some CMS. Not sure if that fits what you're thinking about. 

Lily

On Nov 15, 2013, at 9:08 AM, "Bectel, Robert" <Robert...@ee.doe.gov> wrote:

Doe/eere uses aws and salesforce for paas
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Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Joe Wicentowski (joewiz@gmail.com) 11/15/13 8:33 AM
On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Jed Sundwall <j...@measuredvoice.com> wrote:
> Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State.

Yes, Jed and Joe are right about the State Dept.  History.state.gov,
the website of the Office of the Historian at State, is hosted on AWS.

Joe
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Kin Lane 11/15/13 10:21 AM
Thanks everyone.  Sounds like creating AWS AMIs is probably the best opportunity for providing deployable, open source API templates for agencies.  

I will focus there, but will also be doing some on Heroku, Google and others eventually.
Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Kat Townsend 11/16/13 2:13 AM
Thanks Kin, please let us know what you find. Usaid is definitely pursuing the aws route. But if there's a benefit in diversifying our proverbial portfolio, I'm happy to not give all govie contracts to one bulk data org


On Friday, November 15, 2013, Kin Lane wrote:
Thanks everyone.  Sounds like creating AWS AMIs is probably the best opportunity for providing deployable, open source API templates for agencies.  

I will focus there, but will also be doing some on Heroku, Google and others eventually.



On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 8:33 AM, Joe Wicentowski <joewiz@gmail.com> wrote:

On Thu, Nov 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Jed Sundwall <jed@measuredvoice.com> wrote:
> Pretty sure some folks at GSA are using AWS. Also at State.

Yes, Jed and Joe are right about the State Dept.  History.state.gov,
the website of the Office of the Historian at State, is hosted on AWS.

Joe

Re: Acceptance of Cloud Providers by Government Agency Kin Lane 11/16/13 9:55 AM
I agree with the diversification perspective.  As much as I love AWS currently, there is huge benefit in being platform independent.

I will be starting with AWS API tools, but rapidly diversify to other common platforms, hoping govies can put to use anywhere.