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Army Knowledge Leaders Study Cloud Computing

AKL is an intensive 2-year experience of training and work rotations

GovIT Session at Cloud Expo 2010 East

This week it was my pleasure to explore cloud computing with Army Knowledge Leaders (AKL) !

AKL is an intensive 2-year experience of training and work rotations designed to develop leadership, business and technology competencies to support the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO) mission (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996). In doing this, the Army is cultivating a new breed of IT leaders for a knowledge-centric organization. Program participants are self-starters and lifelong learners with solid peer/mentor relationships and a commitment to public service.

Through the use of a cloud computing mind map, these knowledge leaders covered many aspects of cloud computing, including:

  • Definition and characteristics
  • Use cases and operational requirements
  • Security concerns and techniques
  • Industry standards
  • Cloud computing reference model
  • Mission driven solution design; and
  • Adoption and expansion process

The group I was with this week was truly impressive!! Kudos to the US Army for their visionary approach to information technology.  I would also like to thank the Army Knowledge Leaders Program for giving me the opportunity to interact with such an impressive group.

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Kevin Jackson, founder of the GovCloud Network, is an independent technology and business consultant specializing in mission critical solutions. He has served in various senior management positions including VP & GM Cloud Services NJVC, Worldwide Sales Executive for IBM and VP Program Management Office at JP Morgan Chase. His formal education includes MSEE (Computer Engineering), MA National Security & Strategic Studies and a BS Aerospace Engineering. Jackson graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1979 and 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 is the founder and author of “Cloud Musings”, 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, published at Ulitzer.com. To set up an appointment CLICK HERE

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