Cloud Could Help Agencies Accelerate Innovation Through Data Analysis; AWS’ Brett McMillen Quoted

Brett McMillen
Brett McMillen

Government and industry leaders took part in Government Matters’ Tech Leadership Series: Innovation program to discuss how cloud computing helps agencies advance innovation, deliver citizen services and carry out their missions.

One of the key themes discussed during the program is the cloud’s role in enabling agencies to store and analyze large datasets to advance public service innovation, according to an Amazon Web Services blog post published Monday.

“The federal government is really good at generating datasets,” said Brett McMillen, director of U.S. federal at AWS. “And what we have found is that now they are getting really good at using innovative ways to analyze and make those datasets work for the public and for citizens.”

Andrea Norris, chief information officer at the National Institutes of Health, and Col. Doug Hayes, CIO for intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance at the U.S. Air Force, also joined McMillen during the program to discuss workforce development, DevSecOps implementation and use of cloud’s scalability to accelerate experimentation and innovation.

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