WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) was hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives at the Ford Office Building during IDCA's QTSC summit in Washington D.C. This announcement comes after IDCA members concluded their tour of the U.S. House data center, and NOC facilities, and met with key members of The U.S. House's CAO, responsible for the information technology, business continuity, application delivery and data center and disaster recovery strategies. The visit included talks with the CIO of The House, Catherine Szpindor, Director of Networking and Facilities of The House and Member of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee Advisory Panel, Richard Zanatta, and Manager of IT Governance & Compliance for The House, Nicole C. Morris.
IDCA Chairman Mehdi Paryavi said, "The methodologies of The U.S. House, as a key representation of the legislative branch, is very relevant to our work, since this is pretty much what we do, as IDCA pertains to data center standards. Therefore, in the sense of legislation and representation IDCA and The House are very similar in nature." Paryavi continued, "The reception and the open access provided to the IDCA delegation was excellent. We really appreciated meeting with the CIO of The U.S. House, Directors of Data Center and Business Continuity, hearing their side of the story, touring their facilities and discussing the mission-critical nature of their work, the challenges they face and how they have been able to provide effective resolutions with the resources that are available to them. The session was strategically potent in my opinion, as one of the key initiatives of our work is brining the pioneers of the private and public sectors closer to each other and making sure that our ecosystem captures the realities of both worlds."
Steve Hambruch, Chairman of the IDCA Technical Standards Committee said, " The U.S. House was very gracious in taking time to speak with the committee and provide it's input and perspective. I think the IDCA can help government organizations truly measure the efficiency of their own IT systems and give them the necessary means to measure it to." Hambruch continued, "In the meeting we were able to ascertain the factors that drive U.S. House's decisions and their technology selection which is invaluable to us in terms of properly modeling within our standards framework, the types of factors that drive government/public IT sectors compared to private IT operations."
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