Cloud Computing in the U.S. Government

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Which agencies in federal and state government are leading the way on cloud computing? How big is the opportunity for public sector CIOs to reduce waste and inefficiencies in data storage? This brief presents some recent data.


<ul><li> 1. Issue Brief Jan. 2011 Cloud Computing in the U.S. Government On Twitter @ohmygov </li> <li> 2. We need to fundamentally shift [the government] mindset from building custom systems to adopting lighter technologies and shared solutions. Jeffrey Zients, deputy director, OMB </li> <li> 3. The Future Looks Cloud-y <ul><li>Public sector CIOs are increasingly looking to cloud computing services to: </li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Reduce waste </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Increase efficiency </li></ul></li></ul><ul><li><ul><li>Lower IT operating costs </li></ul></li></ul></li> <li> 4. A Federal Mandate Federal agencies are moving email, web hosting and other IT applications to cloud-based services. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established a "cloud first" policy in 2010. </li> <li> 5. Cloud computing now makes up just 0.3% of federal IT spending </li> <li> 6. </li> <li> 7. Whos Ahead in the Cloud? </li> <li> 8. Whos Ahead in the Cloud? </li> <li> 9. Whos Ahead in the Cloud? </li> <li> 10. Read more about cloud computing at Sources: White House, OMB, GSA, Brookings, Information Week, Washington Post. Series sponsored by Microsoft Government On Twitter @ohmygov </li> </ul>


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