Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC‘s federal business,Â has said the adoption of on-premise and hybrid cloud platforms can help government agencies comply with security best practices and access information technology services in the event of catastrophes.
Harris wrote in a MeriTalk article published Tuesday that such cloud environments could also help agencies align data security offerings with application demands and integrate current protection tools and services.
â€œDigital transformation, powered by secure hybrid and on-premise cloud environments will modernize government services, improve governance and transparency, and keep federal data and systemsÂ moreÂ secure,â€ added Harris,Â an inductee intoÂ Executive Mosaicâ€™sÂ Wash100 for 2017.
He discussed how the federal government recognizes cloudâ€™s impact on cybersecurity through the cybersecurity executive order released in May, the Federal IT Modernization report issued by the White House Office of American Innovation and the Defense Departmentâ€™s move to the cloud to ensure network security.
Dell EMC will collaborate withÂ Microsoft and General Dynamics to build a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform for the U.S. Air Force under a potential five-year, $1 billion contractÂ awarded in September.