Citrix Chief Security Strategist Named to U.S. Federal Cloud Computing Commission

TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of Cloud Computing (CLOUD2) to Provide Obama Administration with Recommendations for Deploying Cloud Technologies


News Facts

  • Citrix Systems today announced that Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, was named as a Commissioner on the TechAmerica Foundation’s Commission on the Leadership Opportunity in U.S. Deployment of the Cloud (CLOUD2).  Roemer, who is joined on the Commission by 70 other experts and thought leaders from government, industry and academia, will focus on the public sector deployment perspective for CLOUD2.
  • The commission’s three-month mandate is to provide the Obama Administration with recommendations for how government could optimally deploy cloud technologies, and for public policies that will help drive U.S. innovation in the cloud and spur economic growth. CLOUD² will be broken into public sector deployment and commercial policy considerations. The Commission’s recommendations for government deployment will be presented directly to Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra.
  • Citrix is a leader in cloud computing with its commitment to OpenStack and the Citrix OpenCloud technology solution, which make the move to the cloud simpler and more successful for enterprises and service providers.  OpenCloud – which includes Citrix NetScaler and Citrix XenServer - offers enterprises the choice to leverage existing infrastructure technologies or to enable new architectures that connect their datacenters seamlessly to external clouds and deliver applications to users.

Kurt Roemer, Chief Security Strategist, Citrix Systems, Inc.
“The security benefits of centralizing data and accessing it from the cloud are becoming increasingly critical to the government.  I am looking forward to working with this Commission to determine the best path forward for the public sector to advance cloud computing while complying with government regulations.  I am honored to be named to CLOUD2 and embrace my role in influencing this key initiative for our government.”

David Sanders, TechAmerica Foundation Chairman
“The creation of the CLOUD2 Commission is indicative of our government’s commitment to investing in the best and most advanced technology suitable to enhance business and economic growth.  Kurt Roemer, as a representative of Citrix Systems, is an excellent addition to the commission as he provides an insightful position on the security and virtualization prospects technology can bring to the U.S. government.  We look forward to engaging with Kurt and benefiting from his perspective from a company noted in the industry as a leader in providing powerful cloud computing solutions.”

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