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The Role of the Cloud in Solving Government's Data Problem

The sheer quantity of data held by government forces a conversation about cloud, according to Washington CIO Michael Cockrill.

Washington CIO Michael Cockrill
With the advent of the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing, the volume of data sources feeding into government systems will only continue to grow. At the NASCIO Midyear Conference held last week in Baltimore, Washington state CIO Michael Cockrill talked to Government Technology about the challenges faced by the public sector, and why cloud services must be part of the solution.

Noelle Knell is the executive editor for e.Republic, responsible for setting the overall direction for e.Republic’s editorial platforms, including Government Technology, Governing, Industry Insider, Emergency Management and the Center for Digital Education. She has been with e.Republic since 2011, and has decades of writing, editing and leadership experience. A California native, Noelle has worked in both state and local government, and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, with majors in political science and American history.