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June 5, 2019

Ponemon Survey Results: US Federal Cloud Adoption

Jill Bradshaw

In 2017, reaffirming the commitment to the cloud, the Executive Order on “Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure” calls for agency heads to show preference in their procurement for shared IT services, to the extent permitted by law, including email, cloud, and cybersecurity services. Under this directive, agencies are continuing to prioritize cloud computing initiatives as part of their IT modernization plans.

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Two years following the Executive Order, in partnership with Ponemon, Forcepoint surveyed cloud influencers within federal agencies to find out more about current cloud adoption trends across federal government to determine where agencies are having successes and what problems they are encountering, especially as it relates to securing the cloud. Among the results, the survey found:

  • Federal SaaS adoption is growing and important to agency
  • Security concerns are inhibiting Federal Cloud adoption
  • Shadow IT and non-FedRAMP-approved cloud providers are pervasive across agencies

Leverage this report to discover where your agency cloud adoption stands compared to your peers and determine if there are any trends or insights you should take advantage of -- or be aware of -- as your agency plans your future cloud adoption.

Read the full report to see the results of the Ponemon research to learn about Federal cloud trends, insights and plans for cloud usage and migration in government.

Jill Bradshaw

Jill Bradshaw is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with Forcepoint’s Global Government & Critical Infrastructure team. She has more than 15 years of experience in technology industry with focus on security and networks, the majority of that time focusing on solutions for global government...

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