Monday, October 24, 2011 5:02:06 PM
Since the first federal chief information officer, Vivek Kundra, established the Cloud First Policy in 2009, many governmental offices and departments have pushed to adopt cloud computing services into their general operations. FierceGovernmentIT recently published an article explaining that the U.S. Department of Defense plans to use the cloud to reduce infrastructure costs.
According to the source, the DoD is struggling to cut down on expenses while keeping its high demand of agile development on pace. An official from the department explained that the cloud offers up a very important range of capabilities that allow it to be more flexible in the developmental stages of strategizing and creating programs.
The General Services Administration announced last May that through adoption of cloud services for its email services, it expects to save more than $15 million over the next five years. Additionally, NASA has frequently explained the benefits of cloud computing when it is in the process of developing new systems and software, especially from a financial standpoint.
"Now we take the cloud infrastructure approach, and what we're able to do is provision these machines on demand, provision accredited platforms for those," Robert Vietmeyer, an official at the office of the chief information officer of the DoD, told FierceGovernmentIT.
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