This special joint report on cloud computing features articles and analysis from the February 2012 issues of Federal Computer Week and Government Computer News.
Cloud characteristics, like shifting standards and service levels, can pose special challenges to traditional procurement practices.
Some core definitions and tools could bridge the conflicting needs of agencies and cloud providers.
Cloud computing can present unfamiliar territory for government acquisition officials.
In just a little more than a year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration went from shopping for solutions for desktop services to a full-scale implementation of Google Apps for Government. Here are some milestones in that process.
An installation of Google Apps for Government can feature a variety of different programs.
With agencies looking to Google Apps for Government as a cloud computing option, the Lab's Greg Crowe visits NOAA, where a team is putting collaboration, customization and cost-control to work.
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