Submitted via Federal eRulemaking Portal

The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).

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Government of Nunavut

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Appian Government Cloud Security and Availability

whitePaper | March 14, 2022

Appian Government Cloud (AGC) is a cloud service offering with a DISA Provisional Authorization (PA) at Impact Level 5 (IL5). US Department of Defense Mission Owners can leverage the AGC PA to reduce their security responsibilities and accelerate their Authority to Operate (ATO) for cloud applications. Applications deployed on AGC are built using the Appian Low-Code Platform

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IT Modernization

whitePaper | January 28, 2022

Goals and processes for improving existing technology infrastructure and avoiding the risks associated with outdated systems: a roadmap for IT Modernization within the Federal Government

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A Leadership Guide to Multi-Cloud Success for Federal Agencies

whitePaper | August 11, 2022

Organizations in the public sector are moving from a single-cloud community to a multicloud one. Examples of this have already been seen in the intelligence community and Department of Defense space with the introduction of the Commercial Cloud Enterprise (C2E) and Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability (JWCC) contracts. These are just two examples of the massive shift that is occurring across the entire public sector as it modernizes to integrate multiple cloud providers. Leadership needs to plan for the impact this will have on the way programs are staffed and the way systems are engineered and tested. Successful multi-cloud adoption requires thoughtful, purposeful action. A broader availability of cloud service providers (CSPs) means that federal organizations must become smarter and more discerning cloud customers

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Your cloud tech guide for government

whitePaper | February 9, 2022

Cloud technologies are widely used, benefitting all sectors of the Australian economy. But there is a widespread lack of common understanding, including among Australia’s policy makers, as to what the cloud is, what it does and how it can be safely and securely adopted.

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Nudging Government to Use Evidence

whitePaper | March 30, 2022

Why have we written disparaging statements about government when our firm is so deeply committed to public sector excellence? These include statements like “as the fire rages on, our governments seem powerless” and “hunches no longer pass for evidence these days, unless we’re talking about government policy.” We have compared the policy-making process to a chaotic game of tag and suggested that government policymakers can act as seemingly irrational as Cosmo Kramer did on Seinfeld.

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Addressing the Department of Defense’s Zero Trust Framework with the CyberArk Identity Security Platform

whitePaper | April 30, 2022

In the spring of 2021, the White House issued an executive order putting into place guidelines on how to improve the nation’s cybersecurity stance. This requires federal agencies to modernize their approach to cybersecurity by becoming more transparent about cyber threats for protection. Government agencies are required to move toward a Zero Trust architecture, which calls for an “assume-breach” mindset and secures all cloud services. Federal agency heads must develop a plan for implementing the ZT Architecture and incorporate guidelines from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as appropriate.

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