As President Obama was sworn in just after 12 noon, the WhiteHouse.gov web site changed as well, adopting the design and social media features of the Obama team’s Change.gov transition site. There’s more change on the way, and cloud computing is a key piece of the agenda envisioned by the new administration’s Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform (TIGR) team. In a video posted to YouTube Friday, the TIGR team outlined its goals, including a shift to cloud computing. TIGR member Andrew McLaughlin, who heads public policy and government affairs for Google, described the use of cloud computing as “one of the most important transformations the federal government will go through in the next decade,” noting the cost advantages of cloud infrastructure. The video also spotlights Vivek Kundra, the CTO of Washington who is rumored to be a candidate to the new federal CTO position. This video runs about 4 minutes, with the discussion of cloud computing starting at the 3 minute mark.
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