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Feds Move Recovery.gov to the Cloud

Friday May 14th 2010 by Ainsley Jones

The federal government is moving Recovery.gov to the cloud with the aim of saving money and reducing waste.

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra has announced that Recovery.gov, a website that allows citizens to track spending under last year's $787 million economic stimulus package, will run entirely on Amazon Web Services, reports Kara Reeder at IT Business Edge

The move makes it the first fully cloud-powered federal IT project, according to SearchCloudComputing.com. It's a move that will also save the government $420,000 next year. In addition to reduced costs, the U.S. Recovery and Accountability Board hopes to make its computer operations more efficient and secure.

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