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State Panel Discussion Cloud Computing Part 2

Published: November 13, 2018
Technical Assistance
Child Welfare, Child Welfare Information Systems

The Children's Bureau hosted a state panel from the previous cloud computing webinar held on September 5, 2018 for a follow-up discussion. The previous webinar on implementing a cloud computing strategy for child welfare information systems received very positive feedback and while it provided valuable information, there was insufficient time to fully explore all the issues. 

Part 2 of this panel discussion included:

  • a brief description and background of each state’s cloud computing strategy
  • cloud governance
  • cloud pricing/billing models
  • lessons learned
  • a question and answer session

The returning speakers for this panel were:


  • Linda Jewell, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology, Arizona Department of Child Safety
  • Jay Cline, Infrastructure Architect, Information Technology, Arizona Department of Child Safety


  • Joe Vastola, Chief Information Officer, Florida Department of Children and Families


  • Vallimanalan (Valli) Thirugnanam, Director of Applications, Office of Chief Technology Officer, Maryland Department of Human Services

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Last Reviewed: June 24, 2020