The finalized version of Suzette Kent’s Cloud Smart Strategy was released in June 2019 by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The original blueprint of the Cloud Smart draft plan was introduced in September 2018, which was a summary of the federal agency’s 2011 “cloud adoption strategy,” where they released their first guidance publication of the “cloud first” initiative. The final version is meant to be a “practical implementation guidance,” helping government agencies ”fully actualize the promise and potential of cloud-based technologies while ensuring thoughtful execution that incorporates practical realities” as stated by Margie Graves, Federal Deputy CIO at a Fed- Scoop Cloud Talks industry event.