Details of "cloud plans" submitted by government organisation to GCDO

D Watson made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: D Watson

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,
I wish to better understand NZ Government use of cloud services and the uptake of such services through GCDO negotiated agreements.

Please provide any "cloud plans" that were shared with the GCDO in the past 3 years. Agencies are required to have such plans for cloud adoption per digital.govt.nz

Please provide any security , risk or privacy assessments of any NZ or international cloud service providers that DIA or relevant government organisatins have undertaken (directly or indirectly through vendors) in the past 3 years including any reports into the integrity or suitability of these providers, detailing any concerns wrt. security, risk or privacy of NZ government use of these services. This should include all correspondence with these cloud service providers relating to assessments of audits of their services and mitigation of any related risks or issues relating to the providers service.
Can GCDO provide any insight into the success or failure of cloud adoption projects by government organisations in the past three years including any advise shared directly with individual organisations on adherence to the government 'cloud first' policy.Please provide a list showing services
and the government organisation that adopted them

Yours faithfully,

Dave

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From: minadviceteam
Department of Internal Affairs

Good afternoon Dave,

We are currently working on your Official Information Act request. We would like to discuss the question below:

Can GCDO provide any insight into the success or failure of cloud adoption projects by government organisations in the past three years including any advice shared directly with individual organisations on adherence to the government 'cloud first' policy.

As it stands, it will be difficult to meet this part of your request without substantial collation or research, as there will be a significant amount of documentation within scope and collating this information will impact on the Department's operations. Accordingly, we may have to refuse it under section 18(f) of the OIA, which applies where the information cannot be made available without substantial collation or research.

There is a considerable amount of information on Digital.govt.nz that relates to how agencies can make their cloud adoption projects successful which you may be interested in: http://www.digital.govt.nz/standards-and...

If you require further information, we are able to provide you with a high-level summary of known obstacles to system level cloud adoption and a system level view of % of agency systems that are cloud enabled.

Please let us know by 24 May 2024.

Kind regards,
Olivia

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From: D Watson

Dear minadviceteam,
My reply doesn't seem to be posted. Yes a summary for that question is fine

Yours sincerely,

D Watson

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From: D Watson

Dear minadviceteam,
Hi
You may not have seen my reply, a summary suggested by you is useful please.
In the interest of making my request easier answer by limiting what you need to collate, can you provide just the last three cloud plans and associated information please.

I am very aware of digital.govt.nz but it lacks actual material and is mainly guidance without any substantive examples or use cases showing how any agency has responded to the 'cloud first' policy and specifically what was provided to DIA GCDO in support of such cloud projects/upgrades/programmes.

Thanks in advance
Yours sincerely,

D Watson

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