Leading technologists in town to talk cloud with Obama administration

The technologists will also meet with Sens. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerHillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware Senators sound alarm on dangers of ransomware attacks after briefing Hillicon Valley: Dueling bills set stage for privacy debate | Google co-founders step down from parent company | Advocates rally for self-driving car bill | Elon Musk defamation trial begins | Lawsuit accuses TikTok of sharing data with China MORE (D-Va.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate confirms Trump pick labeled 'not qualified' by American Bar Association Republicans raise concerns over Trump pardoning service members Collins opposes Trump's district court pick MORE (R-Maine) to discuss cybersecurity legislation and how government policies can promote innovation. As part of the event, BSA is releasing a decision guide that aims to help federal managers decide which data is appropriate for storage in the cloud.

For example, Holleyman said social media applications and others with lower levels of sensitivity are more suited for the cloud, while classified data crucial to national security might not be. He also characterized the administration's efforts to reduce the number of federal data centers as a cloud initiative.

Monday evening's agenda includes a meeting with Zients and federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra, followed by a meeting with Chopra.

On Tuesday, the CTOs will meet with both senators as well as officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Schmidt, the General Services Administration's cloud computing team and Daniel Weitzner, associate administrator of the Office of Policy Analysis and Development at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.