Carpathia, a provider of managed hosting and cloud hosting services headquartered in the Washington metropolitan area, has launched its Federal Advisory Council (FAC), a group of former government leaders whose expertise will be used to strengthen Carpathia’s ability to address federal cloud hosting security and compliance challenges.
The Carpathia FAC will meet regularly to provide guidance on current federal trends while developing strategies for leveraging the Carpathia cloud hosting platform to deliver the highest impact for government organizations.
The Carpathia FAC is comprised of former public sector executives that bring valuable insight into the specific technology requirements and opportunities facing the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the United States Secret Service, among others.
In addition to public sector experience, founding Carpathia FAC members have each served in leadership positions within the federal contracting community, and will play a critical role in helping Carpathia strengthen partnerships with systems integrators that share the goal of delivering secure, compliant, cost-effective cloud computing solutions to the U.S. Government.
Founding FAC board members include:
- Ed Meagher – former Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of the Interior; former Deputy Assistant Secretary/Deputy CIO, Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Tom Ragland – Senior Vice President for Homeland Security, CACI; brigadier general, U.S. Army National Guard (Ret.); former Operations Director for Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security.
- Patrick Schambach – former CIO of the U.S. Secret Service; former Assistant Director and CIO, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; former Undersecretary and CIO, Transportation Security Administration.
Carpathia plans to bolster the FAC team with two additional public sector technology leaders in the coming months, to best address the rising demand for private and public cloud hosting solutions in the federal government.