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Robert BohnRobert Bohn
Cloud Computing - A NIST Perspective and Beyond

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Building 3 Aud 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. The USG has a significant interest in cloud computing as evidenced by two key documents from the US CIO - 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Information Technology Management (Dec 2010) & Cloud First (Feb 2011). NIST was specifically called out to lead and collaborate with Federal, State, and local government agency CIOs, private sector experts, and international bodies to identify and prioritize cloud computing standards and guidance.

This talk will describe the work of the NIST Cloud Computing Program, the findings and requirements from the USG Cloud Computing Standards & Technology Roadmap, the progress on these requirements by NIST-lead public working groups, Standard Development Organizations (SDOs) and new developments that focus on cloud services.

Dr. Robert Bohn, of the Advanced Network Technologies Division in NIST/ITL, serves as Program Manager for the NIST Cloud Computing Program. In this role, he manages and coordinates the goals and strategy of the program and also works with industrial, academic and other government stakeholders to address requirements needed for the US Government's successful and timely adoption of cloud computing as described in the NIST Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap (NIST SP 500-293).

Previously, Dr. Bohn served as the Technical Coordinator for the High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC-IWG) at National Coordination Office of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD). He now serves as a co-chair for the FASTER Community of Practice.

He was a recipient of a National Research Council fellowship at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA and worked in the laboratory of Dr. Louis Allamandola. He received Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Virginia under Lester Andrews and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Illinois.
IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Keith Keller

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