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Cloud & Infrastructure - Community of Practice


The Cloud & Infrastructure Community of Practice (C&I CoP) provides both in-person and virtual forums for agencies to share and learn about Federal IT infrastructure. Discussion topics include cloud adoption, new technologies, best practices, common challenges, and more. The C&I CoP facilitates information sharing among federal agencies to speed cloud migration and data center consolidation.

How to participate in the C&I CoP

Attend Monthly C&I CoP Meetings

The C&I CoP meets the first Wednesday afternoon of each month, at GSA in Washington, DC. These meetings provide agencies with an opportunity to ask questions and share insights with IT infrastructure colleagues. Participants can attend either in-person or virtually. Email dcoi@gsa.gov to submit agenda items or suggest topics for future meetings.

Participating in Working Groups

C&I CoP members can join working groups to participate in in-depth discussions and research on federal IT. Working group members collaboratively develop solutions such as white papers,and share with the wider C&I CoP for consideration. Email dcoi@gsa.gov to learn more about joining these working groups.

Joining the Listserv

Subscribe to receive C&I CoP meeting invites, updates and tips on IT optimization:

  • Click on listserv@listserv.gsa.gov.
  • Remove signature block.
  • In the email message body, type:
    • subscribe datacenters [First Name] [Last Name], [Position Title]
    • Ex: subscribe datacenters John Doe, Cloud Migration Manager
  • Leave the email subject field empty.
  • Send the message. You will receive a confirmation email once added to the listserv.
  • Only those with a “.gov” or “.mil” email may join. Email dcoi@gsa.gov to request to join using another official federal email address.

View Online Resources

Visit the C&I CoP Homepage.
The C&I CoP’s MAX.gov page is the main online repository of CoP information. Find past presentations, upcoming meeting information, and other CoP-specific resources. Anyone with a federal email address can sign up and access the C&I CoP CIO Council MAX page.

Find C&I CoP resources on the CIO Council Knowledge Portal
The DCOI PMO, a co-sponsor of the CoP, has produced resources ranging from guidance on cooling for data centers, to steps agencies should consider when migrating to the cloud. These resources are stored on the CIO Council Knowledge Portal on OMB MAX. Anyone with a federal email address can sign up and access these documents on MAX.

Email dcoi@gsa.gov to contribute, to or suggest resources, for the Knowledge Portal.