Office of the Associate Chief Information Officer

Cloud Hosting Solutions

Cloud Hosting Solutions (CHS) operates under the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO). The Office of the Associate Chief Information Officer provides the critical information management and technology foundation for the USGS science mission. CHS provides a cloud-based enterprise environment that supports hosted applications and a collection of services to advance the mission of the USGS.

CHS provides cloud hosting services available through a virtual data center hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) under contract to USGS. In addition to the virtually unlimited storage and compute capabilities of the Cloud, CHS is developing a cloud-based ecosystem of services including high-performance computing, data visualization, sensor processing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, analytics, data storage, and more.

CHS Ecosystem

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Learn more about Cloud Smart, the 2019 Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.