The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) will move all data and applications to the cloud by October 2020. The ATF aims to have all users transition to the commercial cloud environment by the end of the fiscal year, and plans to close down the data center.
NSSF has continuously called for more federal resources to modernize and transition ATF services to make it easier and more reliable for retailers and industry members to access these required services.
Transition to cloud services began in February and March for about three-fourths of services, and the remainder will transition in the summer. The ATF expects the transition will cut the daily activity time in half.