October 5, 2017 | News, Press Releases

Internet Association Expands Cloud Policy And Procurement With New Hire

BECKERMAN: “Cloud services are the most secure, effective and resilient technology solution for organizations, whether they’re in the public or private sector, and we’re excited to partner with stakeholders to advance policies that will facilitate the adoption of these new services.”

 

Washington, DC – Internet Association announced today that Brian Larkin joined the organization as Director of Cloud Policy. Larkin was most recently a Brookings Institution fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance and previously a policy advisor on digital services and cloud computing at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“Brian will spearhead IA’s work in cloud policy, as the federal government and private sector look to modernize aging IT infrastructure in order to leverage leading edge internet based technology solutions,” said Internet Association President & CEO Michael Beckerman. “Cloud services are the most secure, effective and resilient technology solution for organizations, whether they’re in the public or private sector, and we’re excited to partner with stakeholders to advance policies that will facilitate the adoption of these new services.”

As Director of Cloud Policy, Larkin will advocate for policies, including in procurement, that help IA members to continue delivering innovative cloud computing solutions across the economy. For example, IA recently filed comments with the American Technology Council calling on the federal government to integrate cloud services into its federal IT modernization efforts.

Prior to joining IA, Larkin drove policy development on key trade matters, advised principals on U.S. technology sector priorities, and routinely engaged with foreign officials to advocate for market access as a policy advisor on digital services and cloud computing at the U.S. Department of Commerce. While there, Larkin produced the first-ever report on the global cloud computing sector and represented the Department at e-commerce negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

As a Brookings Institution fellow with the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, Larkin worked on a wide array of trade issues for Ranking Member Ron Wyden, including major areas of concern for digital services providers.

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