Google & Microsoft Pitch Cloud Computing To Feds


Posted on 2nd July 2010 by cloudhostingguy in Cloud Hosting

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Yesterday in Washington, government officials held a hearing to examining the benefits and risks of the federal government’s transition to cloud computing.

The hearing, held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement, featured federal CIO Vivek Kundra and other government IT leaders, Carnegie Mellon University professor Gregory Ganger, and representatives from EMC, Google, Microsoft, and

Mike Bradshaw, director of Google’s federal government group, said that cloud computing can improve security, save tax dollars, and improve efficiency and collaboration.

“Agencies face significant challenges with lost or stolen laptops that contain sensitive data,” he said in prepared testimony. “The cloud enhances security by enabling data to be stored centrally with continuous and automated network analysis and protection.”

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