GameChanger: Cloud Computing

Apr 04, 2011

A wave of federal initiatives designed to accelerate data center consolidation and the deployment of cloud computing is bearing down on traditional government IT operations and forcing agencies to address how best to achieve compliance with the new mandates.

The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) 25-point implementation plan to reform Federal information technology management, and the just-published Federal Cloud Computing Strategy report, by U.S. CIO Vivek Kundra, estimates $20 billion of the federal government’s $80 billion in IT spending is a potential target for migration to cloud computing.