Information Technology Reform – Progress Made but Future Cloud Computing Efforts Should be Better Planned, GAO-12-756, Jul 11, 2012: “As part of a comprehensive effort to increase the operational efficiency of federal technology assets, federal agencies are shifting how they deploy IT services. OMB issued a Cloud First policy in December 2010 that requires federal agencies to implement cloud-based solutions whenever a secure, reliable, and cost-effective cloud option exists; and to migrate three technology services to a cloud solution by June 2012. Cloud computing provides on-demand access to a shared pool of computing resources; can be provisioned on a scalable basis; and reportedly has the potential to deliver services faster, more efficiently, and at a lower cost than custom-developed systems.”
Ryan White Care Act – Improvements Needed in Oversight of Grantees, GAO-12-610, June 11, 2012
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