This is a significant announcement that totally legitimizes cloud services. In the past, the government saw fit to design, build, and outfit its own proprietary IT systems to meet its own criteria for security, safety, operations, and governance.
Selecting a “public” IT entity is a dramatic – and extremely cost effective- decision for the Feds.
Next stop – BYOD and managed services. Think “Google”.
Thanks to Alistair Barr and Reuters