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Accession Number PB2013-108854
Title Federal Cloud Computing Strategy.
Publication Date Feb 2011
Media Count 43p
Personal Author V. Kundra
Abstract The Federal Government's current Information Technology (IT) environment is characterized by low asset utilization, a fragmented demand for resources, duplicative systems, environments which are difficult to manage, and long procurement lead times. These inefficiencies negatively impact the Federal Government's ability to serve the American public. Cloud computing has the potential to play a major part in addressing these inefficiencies and improving government service delivery. The cloud computing model can significantly help agencies grappling with the need to provide highly reliable, innovative services quickly despite resource constraints. Commercial service providers are expanding their available cloud offerings to include the entire traditional IT stack of hardware and software infrastructure, middleware platforms, application system components, software services, and turnkey applications. The private sector has taken advantage of these technologies to improve resource utilization, increase service responsiveness, and accrue meaningful benefits in efficiency, agility, and innovation. Similarly, for the Federal Government, cloud computing holds tremendous potential to deliver public value by increasing operational efficiency and responding faster to constituent needs.
Keywords Businesses
Cloud computing
Computer networks
Federal government
Information systems
Technology innovation

Source Agency The White House Office
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
Corporate Author Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC. The White House Office.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number N/A

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