“The Department of Veterans Affairs is taking the commercial approach, moving all of its ‘current and new applications to the cloud,’ says CIO James Gfrerer.”
“That’s no light load. Gfrerer said Wednesday at ACT-IAC’s Health Innovation Summit that ‘the target is 350 applications, which is about roughly half of our portfolio, will be moved to the cloud by 2024,’ he said.”
“The migration is informed by other “very bandwidth- and resource-hungry” technologies, like VA’s adoption of a modernized electronic health record and expansion of secure telehealth capabilities that “allow veterans to access their information and services quickly and efficiently,” Gfrerer said. “VA is modeling a private sector approach around cloud migrations using current [commercial] systems that are scalable and agile…” Read the full article here.
Source: New VA CIO Gfrerer lays out timeline to migrate 350 apps to the cloud – By Billy Mitchell. April 10, 2019. FedScoop.