WSA 004 Cloud Services Workshop

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(Last Modified:08-Apr-2021)


The DoD continues to strive to improve the quality and value of the capability delivered to the warfighter. The Cloud Services Workshop is designed to support Cross-Functional, In-tact Teams who are looking for assistance and guidance with understanding and developing operational plans for migration to a secure cloud environment. This workshop provides guidance to assist with identification of and planning for migration of systems and applications to a secure cloud environment. This workshop is cloud service provider agnostic (i.e., can be applied to any commercial or federally provided “Cloud” offering). The workshop focuses on issues related to the DoD implementing a Cloud Solution. Including a review of the DoD Cloud Strategy, a case study on cloud application rationalization, a review of the concepts of Cloud Native Computing and cloud migration, TCO analysis, review of cloud security requirements, review of requirements for a Cloud ATO, issues and trends in contracting, and the detailed pricing of a cloud solution. The workshop is currently held as a virtual offering, with a mix of instructor led presentation, and student group exercises.
The requesting agency will be actively engaged to tailor the workshop content in order to meet their needs and will be afforded the opportunity to consider follow-on consulting to further mature their transformation to the cloud
Critical Behaviors: Upon completion of this workshop, participants will possess the information required to execute the following critical performance behaviors:
  • Lead and manage your organization in “Cloud” migration planning and implementation through application of principles and practices addressed in this workshop
  • Engage with “Cloud” Service provider partners to accomplish Organizational/PMO goals
  • Implement “Cloud” Governance models for your organization

    Terminal Objective: Given a DoD Cloud computing migration opportunity, describe the requirements for developing and implementing a Cloud migration strategy.

    Enabling Objectives:
    Participants will be able to:
  • Describe how and why the cloud came into existence, and how it is impacting the world today and tomorrow
  • Formulate a rationale for a Business Case Analysis (BCA) and create an Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimate.
  • Describe Cloud Specific Security requirements and issues
  • List the documentation required for obtaining an Authority to Operate and the difference in requirements between an On-Premises and Cloud ATO
  • Describe basic Acquisition strategies for procurement of Cloud Services
  • Describe how to use varied “Cloud Pricing Models” and related tools
  • Describe Governance as it applies to “Cloud” environments
  • Describe the DoD strategic cloud initiatives and the JEDI procurement model
  • Describe terminology around advanced topics in cloud computing
  • Describe concepts for migrating to the cloud
  • Target Attendees
    Cross-functional teams to include:
  • Project Manager/Acquisition Specialist
  • Engineers
  • Cyber-Security Evaluation Staff
  • Software Developers
  • Contracting Officers and Specialists (to include Contracting Officer Representatives)
  • Testers
  • Requirements Solicitors
  • Operations Personnel (Help Desk)
  • Logisticians
  • Government and Contractor personnel
  • Prerequisite(s)
    1. Students should complete CLE 075
    2. Organizations will be asked to answer the following at the beginning of the Workshop:
    a. Why is your organization looking to transition to a Cloud environment?
    b. What are your Challenges?
    c. What are your specific organizational Goals?
    d. What is the general knowledge level of the target audience?
    3. Case study pre-work will be required for the workshop.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    3 days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code N/A
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  21
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • This workshop may be offered in a multi-day (2 or 2½) class version. CLPs will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.
  • To inquire about or request this course for your organization, click the Apply for Course button in the upper right corner.
  • Non-FFS offerings available for registration through the DAU Virtual Campus
  • This workshop number has been revised from WSE 022 to WSA 004 but is otherwise the same content.