Will the federal government soon be a “power user” of cloud?

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    The federal government might soon get rid of its reputation as a slow adopter of technology.

    Government Technology breaks down the importance of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program — FedRAMP — in a recent article. The program is just part of a 25-point plan to get federal agencies to move into the cloud. It’s set to go live this year, and should save the government between 30 and 40 percent on cloud costs.

    FedRAMP is an interagency program led by the GSA. The main goal is to develop a certification process that stretches across government and allows a cloud provider’s services to be analyzed only once. The hope is that this will reduce costs and redundancy.

    But Government Technology says FedRAMP could also have implications for state and local governments, especially if they are buying off of the GSA schedule.

    What do you think? Is FedRAMP something to get excited about?

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