On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
Federal agencies are now capable of making their information and operations available nearly anywhere that has a secure Internet connection. They're already tapping into substantial savings from cloud computing and data center consolidation.
Experts say the shift could ultimately could ultimately save the government as much as $20 billion per year. It could also bring many other benefits, from facilitating telework to encouraging energy efficiency to speeding IT upgrades and advances.
In a new Need to Know Memo, Matthew Weigelt explores the implications of cloud computing, data center consolidation, virtualization, remote access and infrastructure diversification.