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Transportation Security Administration Issues Cloud Strategy 2.0

October 07, 2019 / Jane Edwards

The Transportation Security Administration has released an updated strategy meant to help the agency implement and integrate cloud-based services to carry out its mission to protect the country’s transportation system.Under the Cloud Strategy 2.0, TSA will implement a “Cloud Smart” strategy for existing applications and “Cloud First” for new IT services, according to a FedBizOpps notice published Wednesday.The agency listed a set of principles to leverage the power of cloud. These include building a culture of innovation and experimentation; adopting TSA-approved cloud platforms and services; enabling a mobile workforce; and effectively managing TSA data.TSA cited compliance, flexibility and integration as the three basic requirements that are critical to its approach to cloud computing.The agency plans to adopt a hybrid cloud architecture and will employ software as a service, infrastructure as a service and platform as a service models for its cloud fram...