GSA Reverse Industry Training: Agency is Moving to the Cloud

Published Date: 
October 05, 2018

Presented during GSA's Reverse Industry Training on June 28, 2018, this session discusses agencies moving their IT infrastructure to the Cloud. As agencies develop and execute on overall cloud adoption strategies, translating those technical strategies into acquisition strategies often results in confusion between industry and government throughout the acquisition process. With options in cloud computing environments (private, public, community, hybrid), different types of cloud offerings (Infrastructure, Platform, and Software-as-a-Service), and different categories of vendors each providing complementary services (cloud services providers, migration services providers, private cloud IT operations, private cloud building, brokering and managing cloud services, and cloud-based application development), clarity in solicitations is key to communication with industry. For these “____-as-a-service” offerings, there are also important legal and budget planning considerations. Industry experts share their interpretation of the typical requirements seen in solicitations and provide suggestions to improve future solicitations. 


"GSA Reverse Industry Training: Agency is Moving to the Cloud," FAI Media Library, accessed February 19, 2019,