The Federal Government’s Pursuit of Cloud

In an age defined by technological innovation, organizations are racing to implement the most cutting-edge tools — and their attention is increasingly turning toward cloud computing. Already a firmly established feature in the private sector, the cloud is also making its way into government: the White House’s February 2011 “Cloud First” policy outlined a bold new direction for government IT reform, and in the years since, federal agencies have rapidly warmed to the idea of cloud technologies as a critical enabler of enhanced database storage and computing capabilities.