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FCW: Library of Congress plans new cloud office

“The Library of Congress is requesting increased funding in its fiscal 2023 budget in part to establish an agency-wide cloud management program that supports business needs and provides cloud solutions for its traditional IT infrastructure.

Judith Conklin, chief information officer of the Library of Congress, told lawmakers on Thursday the library is a “constant target” of cyberattacks from advanced nation-states and other threat actors, and faced nearly 200,000 attempted cyberattacks in 2021…”

“The Library of Congress is requesting a $30.9 million funding increase from the prior fiscal year, with a total budget request of $824.9 million for fiscal year 2023. Investing in its cloud infrastructure and management program is a key component of IT financial planning for the Library of Congress, according to Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress and head of the agency.

The Library is seeking $168.2 million for the CIO office, up 9.6% from FY2022 funding levels. That includes about $1.5 million for a new cloud program office. Hayden explained in her testimony that the new office will be tasked with overseeing the Library of Congress’ project and IT management for its cloud operations…” Read the full article here.

Source:  Library of Congress plans new cloud office – By Chris Riotta, April 29, 2022. FCW.

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